Poignant and anthemic soul-stirring strong vocals. To go with music that holds a powerful message. That is reminiscent of such R&B/Soul greats as Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Mark Morrison. As well as in more recent times Jacob Banks and Emile Sandé. That’s how you can best describe upcoming Island Records singer and songwriter, Jac Ross. A protégé of legendary Grammy Award-winning producer, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Ross is mine and the rest of the team here at TheHipHopDemocrat latest artist. We our highlighting in our always very popular New Artist Spotlight feature.
Ross very poignant and anthemic debut single, It’s OK To Be Black. Released earlier this year, is one that really caught our attention. Especially with how it really resonates in the current history-in-the-making times of civil unrest and social injustice. That most of the Black community has faced for decades. But taking even more meaning in these trying and difficult times of the first year of a new decade since. As we have experienced a global pandemic, social injustices and such trying times for so many.
The very powerfully poignant and anthemic single. Recently getting a just as refreshing and powerfully poignant new version, It’s OK To Be Black 2.0. That features D Smoke and Buddy. That with their just as powerfully poignant guest verses gives the record even more meaning. To shine light on something so bright and positively uplifting of a message we could all use right now. To keep on pushing despite all of the odds.