Mr. J. Medeiros

Los Angeles, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Hip Hop / Indie / Electronica
Rawkus, Basementalism, MicLife
Regarded as one of Hip Hop's most versatile rappers, Mr. J. Medeiros is a symbol of true artistic power. He combines the talent and sensibilities of an indie artist with the charisma of a major label act. As a Los Angeles-based rapper, record producer, singer and songwriter, Medeiros has carved his own path in Hip Hop. Known for his unique poetic rhyme style, cinematic story-telling, and strong social commentary, Mr. J. Medeiros's sound is genuine, timeless, and profound.
Medeiros got his start when he formed the Hip-Hop group, The Procussions, in his hometown of Colorado Springs, CO. Following the buzz of their first single, Medeiros spearheaded their relocation to Los Angeles. The band would go on to enjoy three successful years in rap's underground scene, touring the world and garnering critical acclaim for both their recorded and live performances. Some of their more notable achievements include touring with Hip Hop icons A Tribe Called Quest and The Roots, and collaborating with Talib Kweli on their single "Miss January". The trio had two independent releases, "As Iron Sharpens Iron" and their EP "Up All Night". Their sophomore album, "5 Sparrows for 2 Cents", was the first release on Rawkus Records's revamped label. The group disbanded in 2007 on good terms.
Later that year, Mr. J. Medeiros dropped his debut album, "Of Gods and Girls", on Rawkus Records. Challenging himself to grow as a musician, Medeiros used this time to take on the roles of both producer and rapper. These two facets came together brilliantly on the ground-breaking single "Constance", where Mr. J. took aim at the ills of human trafficking and internet pornography. To help raise awareness on this issue Medeiros formed the campaign, which partnered with international non-profit organizations to fight human trafficking and sexual abuse. Being the first song of its kind, "Constance" gathered enough attention to land itself on the CBS Evening News in an expo on sex trafficking. Though the music video was considered by MTV to be "too controversial to air", Medeiros found commercial support via VH1 and a guest appearance on TLC's T.V. show "Miami Ink". "Of Gods and Girls" is considered by many Hip Hop enthusiasts to be a classic album and provided a strong foot forward for Mr. J.'s emerging career.
In 2009, after a two-year standstill with record labels, Mr. J. Medeiros decided to take his career into his own hands. He formed De Medeiros in the spring of that year and released an EP titled "The Art of Broken Glass" soon after. Produced by YouTube phenom Boonie Mayfield and distributed exclusively through Mr. J.'s website, the EP found critical acclaim, praising Mr. J.'s heightened lyrical ability, along with Boonie's "Golden Era" production style.
In the summer of that year and building on the word-of-mouth success the EP achieved, Medeiros released his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Friends Enemies Apples Apples". Medeiros partnered with former bandmate, Stro, on the production while he focused mainly on perfecting his skill as a songwriter. Being crowned a "Rapper's Rapper" this album served as proof that Mr. J. Medeiros is a career artist and not a one-album wonder. Though De Medeiros had no funding for the promotion of "Friends Enemies Apples Apples", it was widely celebrated and landed stellar reviews in major music publications, which is a testament to the strength of Mr. J.'s music.
Mr. J. Medeiros is considered one of Hip Hop's most innovative and insightful artists. He has spent his career building a name that is synonymous with quality and consistency. His forthcoming album, "Saudade", will prove to be his greatest work to date, revealing a wealth of musical and personal experience. Written by himself and introducing his new production team "The Stare", (consisting of Mr. J., Stro, and Luke Atencio) listeners will find this album to be a carefully crafted mosaic of sounds and stories engulfed in poetic mastery.
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