Crawford, MS. (Top40 Charts/ 35-35 Entertainment) - Coming off of the successful 2006 song "Peanut Butter & Jelly" with then-partner Cadillac
Don, Mississippi native J-Money is now venturing into the solo arena. His new singles "Give Her To Me" and "She Bad" featuring southern street phenom Lil Boosie are making their way throughout the South's radio and club circuits.
J-Money's upcoming album will feature the likes of Jim Jones, Yo Gotti, Benz, Cadillac Don and more. The full-length debut will be released on 35*35 Entertainment, the label of retired NBA star Clarence Weatherspoon.
After an injury sidelined his promising baseball career, J-Money turned to his love of Hip Hop. While his initial plan was to be a solo artist, J-Money first hit the scene with the Crawford Boys, who were signed to the Crawford-based 35*35 label. J later teamed with fellow Crawford, MS rapper Cadillac Don through their producer Big Fruit.
The result of their efforts was the duo's debut album Look At Me (2006, 35*35/Asylum), and their catchy lead single "Peanut Butter & Jelly" garnered Gold ringtone sales and a solid run on BET's Rap City. Soon after the release of the album, Cadillac Don took a different direction with his music, and J-Money decided to pursue his solo effort.
J-Money's new album will be released in Spring 2008, and the first single "She Bad" featuring Lil Boosie has made some good moves in the Southern states. His latest single "Give Her To Me" is a smooth R&B inspired ode to finding someone special. J-Money has made "She Bad" and "Give Her To Me" available for stream or download at www.tygereye.net/jmoney along with the video. He is sticking mainly to producers Big Fruit and C. Sharp for his sound, and feels confident that he has a well-rounded presentation.
"Creatively I make a lot of music for the ladies to keep them happy,"
explains J-Money. "They're a big part of Hip Hop's success right now. What I do is street music, but it's not too rough."
35*35 Entertainment has been steadily making a way for the emerging talent of Southern Mississippi, and J-Money is a huge part of their movement.
"He is a guy that brings high energy to his shows, and that's what the fans like about J-Money,"
says CEO Clarence Weatherspoon. "He appeals to girls - he does a great job in that area. Of course in the digital era we have the ringtone-friendly songs, because that's what the fans want. He's not a big gangster rap guy, but he can diversify on his songs. We're trying to put together a well rounded album with him."