J. Rawls

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

Jason Rawls, better known as J. Rawls,[1] is an American underground hip hop producer based in Columbus, Ohio.[2]

Career[edit]

J. Rawls is best known for his work with Masta Ace, Mos Def and Talib Kweli.[3]

His 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. 3582 released two albums, The Living Soul[5] and Situational Ethics.[6]

He released another solo album, The Hip-Hop Affect, in 2011.[7][8][9]

Respect Game or Expect Flames, his corraborative album with Casual of Hieroglyphics, was released on Nature Sounds in 2012.[10] It was described by Okayplayer as "one of the most consistently dope and balanced albums in 2012".[11]

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 (4 October 2011). "Video: J. Rawls – Find A New (ft. Casual of Hieroglyphics)". The Find Magazine. 
  2. ^ Del F. Cowie (May 2003). "J Rawls - History's Greatest Battles, Campaigns & Topics". Exclaim!. 
  3. ^ Bryant Rutledge (5 June 2008). "J.Rawls & Middle Child "Thankful"". XLR8R. 
  4. ^ Matt Conaway. "The Essence of J. Rawls - J. Rawls". Allmusic. 
  5. ^ Del F. Cowie (May 2002). "3582 - The Living Soul". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ Ross Hogg (28 November 2003). "Situational Ethics". XLr8R. 
  7. ^ Ketchum III, William E. (26 May 2011). "The Hip-Hop Affect (review)". HipHopDx. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Kevin Jones (24 May 2011). "J. Rawls - The Hip Hop Affect". Exclaim!. 
  9. ^ Niela Orr. "J. Rawls". Okayplayer. 
  10. ^ Mark Bozzer (August 28, 2012). "Casual and J Rawls - Respect Game or Expect Flames". Exclaim!. 
  11. ^ T. Love (8 September 2012). "J.Rawls and Casual". Okayplayer. 

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