Sound Bites: Jnic

Jimmy Buffet and Snoop Dogg could write a song about the same drink and they wouldn’t sound anything alike. Part of this is style, and part of it is perspective. I’ve been listening to a lot of Hip Hop lately, and when I found Jnic, his music and songwriting hit in a different way. The club scene produces a lot of music centered around drinks, quick romance and parties. For writer Justin Nicolson, his musical alias Jnic began while serving our country in Iraq, writing rap tunes for his fellow soldiers. Post military brought him home to new experiences which led to more writing. Incorporating the sounds Motown and Soul legends into his songwriting, and using a laptop and basic setup, Jnic composed a series of songs that led to getting noticed by Hardwire Studios. His writing is honest and straight-forward, and not for everyone. But his fearlessness in telling things the way he sees them without apologies is commendable, as well as using music to fight against his own inner demons. Just a heads up, his songs do contain explicit content. Fair warning.

Get a sample of Jnic with Save The World
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Here’s a well-written love track for seconds
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155123037″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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