About the Artist
JNAN (pronounced Jay–Non) is a musical prodigy whose roots are in every area of music from rock, jazz, and blues to country. As a legacy in the business his family tree speaks of experience and creativity. His music reflects the diversity, which appeals to all people and tastes. He is truly a musical everyman, and in his own words “striving to become a legend not a rapper”, and putting real heart back into Hip Hop.
JNAN is the Clear Channel/WGCI 2004 Chicago Idol. His voice has been featured in commercials for several regional businesses and national corporations including Fox Television, KFC, EZ Link Prepaid Wireless, Southside Tattoo, and Collections Clothing to name a few.
JNAN’s appearances include performances for House of Blues, Hard Rock Café, NAACP, Black College Expo, WGCI Music Seminars, Chicago Theater, and many more. He has opened for Shawnna of DTP, Twista, Chopper (Bad Boy South), The Brat, Do or Die, Crucial Conflict, Ericka Badu, Nina Skyy & Cash Money.
JNAN was a featured Budweiser True Music Artist in the October/November 2005 issue of Complex magazine. He is also a featured artist in several regional and online publications such as Good Talent, THURO, and Xper1ence.com. With the release of RapperMan on U.S. Cellular’s two new lines of smart phones in October 2007 and April 2008 JNan is poised to receive national attention. Internationally JNan can be heard with London’s breakthrough artist Clarita on her new single Summertime.
He has worked with the best of the Chicago music industry, gaining respect, love, and support, and producing highly marketable and entertaining music at a very young age. His demeanor is one of a seasoned and wise veteran of the game. JNAN has recently completed singles with No ID, Malik Yusef, and AK of Do Or Die, Pheave (Feva), Really Doe, GLC, Johnny P. and Rhymefest and is presently in the studio completing a single produced and featuring Kanye West anticipated to be released 2008.
Last year with the release of the first in the “Almost Famous” mixtape series, JNan exploded on the Chicago music scene. With the unexpected response to songs like “It’s My Life” feat Malik Yusef, “ Drink in my Cup” with Yung Texxus, and the surprise single “Chalup’in” feat AK of Do or Die and P.Coakley, Chicago was buzzing for the year and is anticipating the release of this year’s tape “Almost Famous – Hisstory in the Making”. With singles like “When it Hits Home”, “Video Girl”, “Hello”, Pay Me, and “Let Me Breathe” you get a sense of the greatness to come. Almost Famous “Hisstory In The Making” promises to be bigger and better than the last CD, and unlike other mix tapes this one will be all original material. Early reviews on the street show it to be a classic in the making.
JNAN possesses originality unseen in the industry to date. Here’s what major industry artists are saying about JNAN…
“Man! Man! All I can say is Southside, Southside. We’re gonna start this party off right! JNAN is the total package.” -Kanye West.
“From the moment he stepped on stage I just wanted to watch him. Then it was almost like I could’ve closed my eyes because the visual of everything that JNAN was saying was so clear. His presence is up there. He’s just got it, he’s got It.” –Common.
“He’s like the Black Rocky. He’s got the eye of the tiger…all the elements of a star!”– NoID.
Get ready for the future of Hip Hop. Its name is JNan.
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