J.Chambers has launched his last two solo releases at infamous Band on the Wall and His most recent work at the Deaf Institute in his home town of Manchester and each time it has been inspiring to see the humble and dedicated wordsmith soaking up the love and respect that the crowd has afforded him. Another of the scene’s tireless collaborators, he cares about the plight of his fellow artists and invited several on stage with him during the pre-release party of his latest record, New Levels New Devils. Pensive and intricate; his lyrics lay bare thoughts and emotions that many rappers would fear to share and in doing so harness a power that’s raw and truthful. Having supported some of the world’s biggest hip-hop artists on their trips to the rainy city; acts like Dead Prez and Roots Manuva and even kicked a back to back freestyle in a cypher with Kendrick Lamar. we’re sure his experience has him set for a strong year in music.
Following the success of ‘New levels New Devils’ J.Chambers returns with the new single “2:18”
which features UK Reggae and Dancehall royalty the late 2Nice. Lyrically and sonically
the song explores and embodies the Black British experience and the juxtapositions that
young black Britons have to navigate growing up and celebrating the duality of their heritage even though historically the relationship between the two has not always been the greatest.
The song features a catchy summer hook provided by 2Nice which embodies the sentiment of the track perfectly “Render your hearts and not your garments” is a motif that everyone can relate to in the sense of stop being concerned with the perception of your outer shell and to start being concerned for the soul and personality within. The song hit on all digital outlets on the 30th of August and the Music Video was released via Global faction.
Consistent and forthcoming with the desire to not only progress his own career, but also in progressing the careers of his friends, J is set to announce his next headline show at Yes Manchester this winter.