It Is What It Is in The Works

Ya boy has been working hard to get back in shape, and it’s been awhile since I updated this blog. I been off the music grid rebuilding GameRunnaZ Records, and bringing it to the next level as a music publishing company. We’ve been blessed to have NEW music on Season 2 of a show we will announce as things get finalized.

I’m also working on my new album It Is What It Is. The tracks are ready and I’m writing and perfecting it for recording. You know how I do. I put a lot of work into my music, and it’s been awhile since I released a full album (See Affirmations), so it will be nice to do what I love again and make something to turn ya’ll heads. Stay posted on that.

On a personal note, I just to say there has been a lot of trials and tribulations in the last year, but it’s taught me something. Stay on track and don’t get discouraged and you’ll be where you want to be. I write that, because a lot of people frontin’ out here nowadays, and it’s like no wants to admit they are human in this game anymore. A lot of people on that humble brag, but the truth is, with every success came a hundred failures. Failures are nothing but a positive lesson. I just feel blessed to stay healthy, stay working, and doing what I love. I hope ya’ll feel what we puttin out. And if you don’t…have a good day. Stay up! ¬†#gamerunnaz #jtpender

Before J.T.: Two Decades Of Music Production

Everyone who knows me knows that I’ve been around music my entire life. My family had a makeshift studio in a converted garage growing up since I was a baby. A lot of people came through with whatever skill they had to put some tracks down for my mom’s projects.

I put out my first album 19 years ago. It was called “Real” and it stemmed from living in an environment where I was a mixed kid constantly struggling with fitting in where most the people around me weren’t my color. Some of those people made that clear. Most¬†people were accepting and we became friends.

I had a lot of frustrations and music let me vent in a positive way. It wasn’t all racial stuff, but to keep it shorter, let’s say I was a good kid with a good heart and a lot of pain and anger. Real was an album that let me vent through making beats and talking slick on them to things I wrote. Something positive.