King Toot Un- Common
May 26, 2014

The video for the Sunset Terr song “King Tut” from the double disc-album Sunrize:

 

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So this video honestly wasn’t the most creative thing I ever did, but I had fun with it (as evidenced by dressing like the modern-day Jesus). Shoutout to Larry J. King for the added inspiration. In looking back almost a year after the shoot, I can say without a doubt, this was the turning point in my artistry in terms of image and representation. I see a lot of uninspired videos or visuals that lack any real “creative muscle”, only serving as another platform to present a song that the artist themself picked as a “hot single”, bouncing around with no shirt on in front of a camera, walking around in the city, a bunch of guys in a house holding guns…. Real good stuff.  I decided that I wanted to represent something a lot more heroic and attainable than that. But anyways, I hope you all enjoy it and feel free to leave comments below.

 

The album “Sunrize” is out on Itunes, CDBaby, and Amazon.com, search: Sunset Terr

 

~J

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Sunset Terrorists
December 19, 2012

{We not really terrorists, calm down.} The new video for Sunset Terr’s song “Now Who’s Gutter” is now available here:   The video’s been out for a lil while now and it’s making a lil progress. I had a great time shooting it, Big shouts out to LK and Tilden for a energetic song and beat!!! Make sure y’all go out and support the album featuring this song, “A Prelude To Sunset Terr” on CDBaby, Amazon, and Rhapsody

as well as cop the new double-disc album, “Sunrize” out  in stores now!!!

~J

New Adventures Part II
November 28, 2012

So after doing my 1st radio interview (link here: Jay Biggz Interview with Diva Ebony B) with my girl Diva Ebony B aka Diva Mary Kay over the summer, I been studying up on the fine art of being a radio personality…. It’s pretty damn hard. You gotta keep the show moving AT ALL TIMES. Anywho, I was enough to have my grind and passion acknowledged by Ebony, so after keeping in touch with her, she was gracious enough to give me a special dedicated day for me to host a show in September… Space Age Jay Day! (link here: Space Age Jay Day on Step Ur Game Up Saturdays)

Funny how God works… I’m an artist, and I love music with my whole heart…. But doing radio gives me the opportunity to make my voice a routine presence in people’s lives. I had a really great time doing the show in September, mostly because I felt that it was the perfect platform to reach out and educate my people (Yeah I’m talkin to y’all) about things that affect them on the daily, but never get really discussed on a public forum or brought to light. My 1st couple of shows involved talking about a hormonal disorder in women known as PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), which in short can affect a women’s ability to get pregnant, and interviewing an expert on another condition affecting women’s health known as hyperemesis gravidarum. I guess my heart is music, but philanthropy in public speaking is my glass of Rose’, lol. Thankfully, (and much love to her) Ebony B was so pleased with the direction of the show, we came to an agreement that I, alongside her, would be the regular co-host for her weekly Saturday evening show, “Step Ur Game Up Saturdays” on Diva Spot Radio. To be honest, I’m only about a month’s worth of  Saturdays and some change in, but I feel very comfortable in the role… I almost wanna say I know what I wanna do if music aint it for me.  Not to knock other people on internet radio, but the main thing I love about our show is creating a show that is uplifting, educational, spiritual, and yet STILL entertaining, where a lot of the other shows I’ve been on/heard were a lot of filler and/or disorganization and structured more like a DJ running a request-line than a radio show. Ebony and I are very dedicated to the supporting of independent artists (such as myself), but a large part of that commitment is properly preparing ourselves for that day, should we ever make it big… When the whole world is watching, you have to know what to say, when to say it, how to say it, and how the people are gonna react to what you’re saying…. Nothing simple about that. I am very appreciative of this opportunity to pursue the path into radio hosting/journalism, so thanks and love to Ebony and God. Y’all make sure y’all checking out Step Ur Game Up Saturdays every Saturday evening at 8PM EST/ 5 PM PST either on blogtalkradio.com/divaspot or by calling in (347)-850-1521!!! All my shows up to date :

SUGU Saturday 9-23-2012

SUGU Saturday 10-7-2012

SUGU Election Debate Show 10-14-2012

SUGU Presidential Debate Recap Show 10-28-2012

SUGU Saturday Interview with Sunset Terr 11-4-2012

SUGU Saturday with Special Guest @MoneymakinD

SUGU Saturday with Special Guest @HipHop247

SUGU Saturday The TRUE Meaning of Thanksgiving 11-25-2012

 

~J

The Sun Has Rizen!!!
July 31, 2012

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The long-awaited sophomore album from the throwback hip-hop group Sunset Terr(ace) is available now on Itunes, CDBaby, and Amazon!!! The double-disc album titled “Sunrize” comes out in an era where less is more in terms of quantity of music on an album…. The average album in 2012 has between 12 and 15 cuts, but “Sunrize” is packed with 29 of the dopest hip-hop tracks assembled by me, Tilden, and LK to date. The premise behind the album is that Disc 1 is entirely produced by Tilden Dexter, while Disc 2 is composed primarily of compositions created by LK, with both discs featuring me pretty heavy (23 out of 29 of the total tracks). What’s the catch? I debut a new alias/rhyme style on Disc 1 which makes use of a flowing technique familiar to poets called stream-of-consciousness delivery in certain instances, as well as a deeper use of complex metaphors. Let’s be clear about this: Jay Biggz is Hip-Hop…. I didn’t get into this mainly from watching 106 or seeing a bunch of n****z hop around on screen with gold and diamond jewels. I really LOVE this sh*t. *PSA over* Disc 2 is the Jay Biggz that everyone knows and loves (and most importantly respects).

If you haven’t done so already, check out the video for the lead single “Archways”

Support indie hip-hop and REAL music so it won’t die out. You can’t change the world unless you first change yourself.

~J

We Are… DynoMITE!!!!
July 17, 2012

Presenting to you, “Dynomite”, the newest video from Sunset Terr off the “A Prelude…” album.  Directed by Nightbreed Ent. head producer LK, the latest single features singer Reggie Mack on the hook plus cameo appearances from Mack and Ahlon, collectively known as The Trackuttaz:

Be on the lookout for the new Sunset Terr double disc album “Sunrize/Sunset”!!!!

~J