Grammy Nominated Producer

Add Grammy Nomination to the list! Best Song Written for Visual Media: Justin Bieber's "Born to Be Somebody" from his movie "Never Say Never" written by Diane Warren. Produced by Jan Smith and Brandon 'Blue' Hamilton.

The Free vs Not Free music battle (raging on for over 10yrs)
Oct 22, 2014 | No Comments

The Free vs Not Free music battle (raging on for over 10yrs)

So there’s still this ongoing battle over the price of music, free music, ‘illegal’ downloading, and etc. EVERYONE is trying to figure this out still. (see links) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lcj6z http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/12/02/artistspiracy http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8267142.stm http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Artists-blast-record-companies-over-lawsuits-2590112.php http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/74027/top-artists-join-fight-against-illegal-downloads http://www.oregonlive.com/music/index.ssf/2014/07/spotify_broken_math_streaming_artists.html *First of all, it’s hard for any society to feel like they’re breaking peoples’ pockets when (from the general media perspective)those people […]

sessions ep 3: VonGrey
Dec 31, 2013 | No Comments

sessions ep 3: VonGrey

These. Girls. Are. Sick. Not much else to say beyond that really.  Four diversely and numerously talented sisters make up this dope band.  They have a very cool, very unique sound and vibe! Mama J and I got to crankin on a new tune with them and it’s been fun to sit there and all […]

sessions ep 2: Lecrae
Nov 14, 2013 | One Comment

sessions ep 2: Lecrae

Lecrae is a high energy gospel rap artist.  When I first saw this guy on stage, I was on stage with him and I thought I was giving it my all until he let loose! Very rarely have I seen a rapper straight electrify the entire stage the way that Lecrae does! I stopped into […]