Wednesday, June 3, 2009

FoxxyJay Radio: Artist On Blast Jina Wright

Jina Wright was born Jonessa Johnson in Prentiss, Mississippi. The development of her unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in a talented musical family she was always surrounded by different forms of music.

Her first foray into learning an instrument herself came when she started to play the piano at just 3 years old. Later on she began to play trumpet, French horn, baritone and sousaphone, and drums. She utilized her talent by singing, & playing piano for local churches & trumpet at her own church. Jina began writing her own music at 8 years old and began putting her lyrics to music at age 10. She hasn’t stopped since.

After realizing that making music was her main goal, she began to showcase her talent in various talent shows across Mississippi. After high school she became a member of the Florida A&M University Marching 100 where she continued to play trumpet. As her confidence grew and her style developed, she soon decided to compete on a collegiate talent level and began performing in talent shows at Florida A&M Univerisity as well as other off campus talent showcases. After seeing and receiving numerous accolades for her performances she decided to go after her dream of becoming a producer/singer/songwriter.

Jina Wright is currently a part of a production team based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she utilizes her writing skills. She has also just recently established her own production label along with two brothers(Da Sip Productions,LLC).

Jina refuses to think inside of a box. She believes that music speaks what cannot be expressed. She writes from personal experiences, other people’s experiences and things she observes. Her inspiration comes from many great musicians from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, to great singers & songwriters like Kim Burrell, Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Gladys Knight, the Clark Sisters as well as current producers like Brian Cox, Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beats,, Kanye West.

Jina Wright is currently working on her first self entitled debut album. Some of the songs from that album can be found on her myspace page as well as her soundclick page where they can be downloaded for free.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Hip-hop Shop's Top Picks

These are some of the hottest joints in rotation on our radio shows. Check em yourself!

Hip Hop Shop On Blast! Feature: Blood Type

Sick of working 9 to 5 jobs Ryan Taylor and Stephan Stevenson knew there had to be a better way. The two decided to follow their dreams and form the rap duo Blood Type. Sick of listening to the same old songs on the radio, the two decided to make a difference. They combine old school vibes while still keeping things fresh. The two vowed to make an undeniable hip hop classic album entitled American Lion.

With demo tapes becoming obsolete and record labels raping artists for their money, the two knew they needed something to set them apart. They decided to create their own
record label, Lionsface Entertainment and a web based talk show of the same name. The show The Lion's Face tackles the hard issues of hip hop and aims to keep the music live through good presentation and intelligent discussion.

The two have many names, Stepson, Chief, and Blood Type but what remains is the commitment to excellence and strict code of honor. The monkey cannot look the lion in the face. They don't ask for your approval, but demand your respect.

Check out their show at

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