I SPY SOUL ‘n’ Artimacy for Black Music Month

Regular visitors to I SPY SOUL have become familiar with Afternoon Jazz host of renowned jazz station WBGO, Keanna Faircloth. She herself has not only been featured here highlighting the fresh new voice and perspective she brings to the storied institution, but so too have episodes of the splendid interview platform she created called, The... Continue Reading →

JSWISS and Michael Leonhart interpret Paulo Coelho’s meaning of “Solitude” on their latest

“Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us.” These words come from noted Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho’s book “Manuscript Found In Accra" and like the standout previous release, "Defeat", was the inspiration for the track "Solitude" from the duo of accomplished Rap artist JSWISS... Continue Reading →

JSWISS and Michael Leonhart offer stunning, “DEFEAT” as a soundtrack for triumph.

"Only he who gives up is defeated/ The defeated are those who never fail / You don’t take the opportunity to lose / You don’t get the opportunity to win.”  Accomplished rapper JSWISS passionately proclaims those words over the horn and string-driven climax of "Defeat", the single from he and Grammy-winning, producer, composer and trumpeter... Continue Reading →

Michael Leonhart and JSWISS prompt a “BLACKOUT” and provide the “light” on their new single

Accomplished rapper and hip hop artist, JSWISS joins Grammy - winning trumpeter, producer, arranger and composer, Michael Leonhart to deliver “BLACKOUT,” the stellar first single from their upcoming duo project, "The Alchemy EP", dropping January 2021.  On the track, JSWISS continues to establish his place amongst the game’s elite lyricists as he delivers an inspiring... Continue Reading →

Songtress Chandanie ponders societal gender mores on “Make We Whole”

"What are the possibilities when we’re not confined by a little box called gender? What does that wholeness look like?” Maryland - born singer/songwriter Chandanie poses that question when talking about the inspiration for her new single, “Make We Whole,” which features long time collaborator and acclaimed emcee, JSWISS. She further submits about the ideology... Continue Reading →

JSWISS encourages all to Dedicate. Love Somethin’ in his new video

Fast rising emcee JSWISS releases a stunning new music video for his powerful track, Dedicate. Love Somethin from the acclaimed NO MUSIC EP. With this wonderfully shot new visual complement to the already impactful song, it’s poised to be embraced as a positive personal mantra to push through all things negative in pursuit of your... Continue Reading →

Video Interview: Saxophonist/Producer Samir Zarif

Saxophonist/Producer Samir Zarif aka FKAjazz represents a hefty number of young, talented artists and musicians whose palettes, influences and paths, although heavily draped by the imperial musical idiom that is Jazz, also count Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and more as pivotal to their overall stylistic outlook. https://youtu.be/0A8uPNA868U Jazz cats being moved by popular music of the... Continue Reading →

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