Hip-Hop artist and consummate emcee, JSWISS, who was recently featured here upon the release of the stellar first single, “I Wish”, from his collabo with talented band, Temple 5, is rounding out 2016 very much in the same fashion he’s been doing it all year – busy. Fresh off a formidable performance as an invited emcee on Huffington Post’s Black Voices, weekly cipher series, BARS, he moves into a highly anticipated, return show headlining at legendary club, the Bitter End – a guest appearance with talented, future soul collective, The Love Experiment, in celebration of the upcoming U.S. release of their self-titled, debut project, on which he is featured- and then on to another anticipated, year end, recap show with the acclaimed, hip-hop phenomenon, the Pitchblak Brass Band. Needless to say, all of the growing and impressive activity happening for JSWISS has certainly made him an artist to watch going into 2017. But the event that was perhaps the greatest boost and catalyst for it all was the release of his critically acclaimed EP, No Music.
The recording, done with a cast of stellar musicians and vocalists, was heralded by a number of noted hip-hop tastemakers including The Source, 2DopeBoyz, and Ambrosia For Heads to name a few, helping to raise his name to the radars and playlists of new fans and industry peeps alike. For him, the project was also a big artistic step, full of personal insight, reflection and optimism that drives him towards his goal of being a long-tenured, impactful and respected artist on the scene.
With a desire to share the impetus for the tracks that appear on No Music and the overall concept behind it, JSWISS teamed up with 1221 Media to put together what was first presented as a limited video series on his on-line platforms- very well done and engaging- but now, as a mini-doc jewel, with some cool new adds and insights that we’re debuting for you right here on ISPYSOUL. This is just another example that JSWISS is a hip-hop artist not willing to be defined by rigid, predictable parameters, but is a descendant of the creative, adept wordsmiths, and storytellers who knows nothing about boxes.