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J Battle Preps Debut Album “Holy Water”

  • October 17, 2017
  • 3 min read
J Battle Preps Debut Album “Holy Water”
I caught up with Tampa artist J Battle who has been on the independent grind making a name for himself in Florida. He is a mic controller and puts me in the mind of a West Coast artist. Definitely lyrically skilled and his content is refreshing because he offers a tinge of social commentary without being overly preachy. Real hip hop at its finest. Looking forward to hearing his debut album.
When did you start recording music?
I first started recording in 2003 at 19 years old I signed a contract with an independent label name Shock The World Ent for a year.
What part of Florida are you from specifically?
I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida in the heart of the city by a single mother who inspired me to chase my dream.
What are some of the obstacles and advantages of the Florida music scene?
Some of the obstacles about begin from Tampa is there’s no unity nobody wants to work as a team like Atlanta & New York the advantages of the Tampa music scene we only have local Joe’s no major rappers so it’s easy to build a fan base.
Who are some of the producers you have worked with?
Well let’s see I use to work with Unk Trax in the studio a lot he’s one of my favorite producer, Coke & Damage, my homie Grip and Brickks House of Beats, I also purchase beats online from Tone Jonez, Kid Flash, Legion Beats & DopeBoyzMuzic. my style is more poetic storytelling you know the blues with a drip of jazz in it.
Tell me about your new project “Holy Water”? 
I just dropped the Ep “Ghetto Poetic” on 9/23/2017. The up and coming project which is “Holy Water” it’s not a gospel album, it’s me reborn in my purest form; more mature not afraid to speak my thoughts how I’m feeling at the time, rather right or wrong.
Whats next for you in your career?
To build an undeniable brand that stands out worldwide and be to Tampa what Rick Ross is to Miami so be on the lookout for “Holy Water” cause it’s coming.

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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