Album Watch: Mr. J. Medeiros – Saudade (IN STORES JUNE 14TH 2011 ON DE MEDEIROS LLC DISTRIBUTION BY FATBEATS)

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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. “Saudade” is a Portuguese word difficult to translate adequately, which describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for someone or something. Being of Portuguese decent, Medeiros found a piece of himself in “Saudade”, weaving it’s meaning through powerful narratives and complex rhyme schemes. A lover of all music, Mr. J. found a way to incorporate his many infl uences into one cohesive work of art without loosing sight of his first love: Hip Hop. 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.

Mr. J. Medeiros “Saudade” Track List

TRACK LIST:

1// Fear And Safety feat. Bekah Wagner
* 2// Saudade
3// The Weak End
4// Nothing Without Providence
5// Depression Is A Liar
6// Stand Down feat. A Mouse Named Wolf
* 7// I!ll take it
8// Swallow feat. Logan
9// The Sailor
10// So feat. J Kyle Gregory
11// Neon Signs feat. Stro
12// Serious feat. Stro
13// This Is Not A Home
14// Shower Curtains feat. J Kyle Gregory

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Mr. J. Medeiros – The Weak End

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IN STORES JUNE 14TH 2011 ON DE MEDEIROS LLC
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“In terms of content and artistry, Mr J. ranks among the top artists I have had the pleasure of working with. But, what separates Mr J. as an individual is an unrelenting DIY punk spirit. He is definitely a career artist who will continue to make a big impact on music and culture.”
Rawkus Records’ Co-founder Jarret Meyer

“Combining the talent and sensibilities of indie staples with the versatility and charisma of major label acts, Mr. J brings the best of both worlds.”
Hip Hop DX

“Rare is it when an artist, especially in the overly macho realm of Hip Hop music, can convey a variety of emotions and ideas that don’t border on te linof becoming mawkish.This elusive accomplishment was flawlessly demonstrated by Mr. J. Medeiros.” Okayplayer

“Medeiros has always been known for his ability to craft rhymes around anecdotes that speak to prevalent societal issues.”
URB magazine

“Mr. J. Medeiros’ sound is a pulp-fiction, sternum-demolishing, torpedo-like adrenaline shot that has zeroed in on hip-hop’s Grinch- esque shrunken heart.”
Vapors Magazine

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B I O G R A P H Y:

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 fi rst 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 fi rst 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
traffi cking and internet pornography. To help raise awareness on this issue Medeiros formed the ! iamconstance.com campaign, which partnered with international non-profi t organizations to fi ght human traffi cking and sexual abuse. Being the fi rst song of its kind, “Constance” gathered enough attention to land itself on the CBS Evening News in an
expo on sex traffi cking. 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 Mayfi eld 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.

Find more here http://www.mrjmedeiros.com
Follow on http://www.twitter.com/mrjmedeiros
Fan on htttp://www.facebook.com/mrjmedeiros

You can pre-order Mr. J. Medeiros’s new album Saudade over at Fat Beats & if you google it many more.

IN STORES JUNE 14TH 2011 ON DE MEDEIROS LLC
DISTRIBUTION BY FATBEATS

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