MP3 J. Caesar - Memoirs of a Disenchanted Optimist
This album is a smooth and edgy fusion of R&B , Rock, and Hip-Hop. It is remiscent of old school Soul with new school arrangements and percussion.
16 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Soul, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
Born into an era of shifting musical boundaries and into a family of musicians, J. Caesar couldn''t help but be caught in the clutches of music. Creating a unique blend of R&B and Hip-Hop, J. Caesar (also known as Seez) looks to shade the barriers of what youre used to hearing. Growing up in a music-filled atmosphere, family and the church (nephew of gospel icon Shirley Caesar) were J.s primary early musical influences. His family helped hone J.s perception and understanding of various musical elements. J. grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to Waldorf, Maryland at the age of seven. He spent most Sunday evenings in his grandparents home on North Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland sharing beautiful harmonies with his father, aunts, uncles, and grandparents while his uncles took on the piano, drums, and guitar.
J. fondly remembers sneaking into his uncles music collection to listen to the likes of the Four Seasons, Soul 2 Soul, George Michael, and Prince. Later finding inspiration from varied artists and genres J. found himself listening to the Beatles, Beethoven, Boys II Men, and Bob Marley. These great musicians still hold ties to his heart and are strongly reflected in the music he creates today. He began public performances, where else, but in the church. He went on to join the chorus in school becoming a member of chamber choir and the tour choir in high school and earning seats in all-county and all-state choirs.
Music continued to play a large role in J.s life as he went on to college at Ohio University on a football scholarship. He graced the football locker room with his singing and even minored in Music. He served as the hottest D.J. at the local dance club in Athens, Ohio and filled the dance floor every Friday night.
Though his travels take him all over the world, and his other interests and skills are wide and wonderful, J. cant escape music. It beckons him and he cannot refuse. He is meant to do this. Now based in Atlanta, Georgia, J. Caesar currently collaborates with local, national, and international artists in vocals, production, writing, and arranging. He also performs nationwide and is beginning his international campaign.
With that said:
"While you witness this music, keep in mind what drives me to make it.
The redundance of jewels, rims, and scantilly-clad vixens;
has further founded my previous convictions.
That it''s not where you''re from, neither where you are;
but the size of your gun, and the make of your car.
It''s fun for a while, but the thrill is short-lived;
and after you''re gone, what is there left to give?
So into my life, I invite you to see;
the perfect imperfection I like to call me."