J. Rawls

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J. Rawls
Birth name Jason Rawls
Origin Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Genres Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, rapper
Years active 1994–present
Labels Polar Entertainment
Associated acts Lone Catalysts, 3582
Website www.polarentllc.com

Jason Rawls,[1] better known as J. Rawls, is an American hip hop musician from Columbus, Ohio.[2] He is best known for his work with Masta Ace, Mos Def and Talib Kweli.[3]

Career[edit]

J. Rawls' first solo album came in 2001, with The Essence of J. Rawls, which featured "Great Live Caper (feat. J-Live)", "Check the Clock" and "They Can't See Me".[4]

J. Rawls is also one half of the duo 3582 alongside Fat Jon of Five Deez.[5] 3582 released two albums, The Living Soul and Situational Ethics.[6][7]

He released another solo album, The Hip-Hop Affect, in 2011.[8][9][10]

Respect Game or Expect Flames, his corraborative album with Casual of Hieroglyphics, was released on Nature Sounds in 2012.[11] It was described by Okayplayer as "one of the most consistently dope and balanced albums in 2012".[12]

In 2014, J. Rawls released an album, entitled The Legacy.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • The Essence of J. Rawls (2001)
  • The Living Soul (2001) (with Fat Jon, as 3582)
  • Situational Ethics (2003) (with Fat Jon, as 3582)
  • Histories Greatest Battles, Campaigns & Topics (2003)
  • The Essence of Soul (2005)
  • The Liquid Crystal Project (2006)
  • It's the Dank & Jammy Show (2007) (with Declaime)
  • True Ohio Playas (2007) (with Count Bass D)
  • J. Rawls Presents Holmskillit (2007) (with Holmskillit)
  • The Liquid Crystal Project 2 (2008)
  • Rawls & Middle (2008) (with Middle Child)
  • The 1960's Jazz Revolution Again (2009) (with John Robinson)
  • The Hip-Hop Affect (2011)
  • The Liquid Crystal Project 3 (2012)
  • Respect Game or Expect Flames (2012) (with Casual)
  • The Legacy (2014)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Hotel Beats Vol. 1 (2009)
  • Hotel Beats Vol. 2 (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "Check the Clock" (2000)
  • "Great Live Caper" (2001)
  • "They Can't See Me" (2001)
  • "Soul" b/w "Bailar" (2005)
  • "Pleasure Before Pain" b/w "Miss You (Bring It Back)" (2005)
  • "A Tribute to Dilla" b/w "Too Personal" (2006)
  • "A Tribute to Troy" b/w "So Fly" (2006)
  • "Til the Sun Comes" (2008) (with Middle Child)
  • "Music Over Madness" (2008) (with Middle Child)
  • "A Tribute to Da Beatminerz" b/w "A Tribute to The Beatnuts" (2008)
  • "Another Tribute to Dilla" b/w "Digital Funky" (2008)
  • "A Tribute to Souls" b/w "Capricorn's Reprise" (2008)
  • "A Tribute to De La" b/w "Stakes Still High" (2011)

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danny (October 4, 2011). "Video: J. Rawls – Find A New (ft. Casual of Hieroglyphics)". The Find Magazine. 
  2. ^ Downing, Andy (June 5, 2014). "Beats by J: As local hip-hop icon J Rawls prepares to step back from the scene, the next generation steps up.". Columbus Alive. 
  3. ^ Rutledge, Bryant (June 5, 2008). "J.Rawls & Middle Child "Thankful"". XLR8R. 
  4. ^ Conaway, Matt. "The Essence of J. Rawls - J. Rawls". Allmusic. 
  5. ^ Cowie, Del F. (May 2003). "J Rawls - History's Greatest Battles, Campaigns & Topics". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ Cowie, Del F. (May 2002). "3582 - The Living Soul". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ Hogg, Ross (November 28, 2003). "Situational Ethics". XLR8R. 
  8. ^ Ketchum III, William E. (May 26, 2011). "The Hip-Hop Affect (review)". HipHopDx. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ Jones, Kevin (May 24, 2011). "J. Rawls - The Hip Hop Affect". Exclaim!. 
  10. ^ Orr, Niela. "J. Rawls". Okayplayer. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bozzer, Mark (August 28, 2012). "Casual and J Rawls - Respect Game or Expect Flames". Exclaim!. 
  12. ^ Love, T. (September 8, 2012). "J.Rawls and Casual". Okayplayer. 
  13. ^ Baker, Soren (June 12, 2014). "J Rawls "The Legacy" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream". HipHopDX. 

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