“12 Years and Counting”
12 YEARS & COUNTING
A COLLECTION OF HITS
CELEBRATING THE CAREER OF
BRU–PRINT MUSIC has put together 12 years of brilliance, 19 tracks of J-Bru’s greatest contributions to HIP-HOP.
Even though J-Bru is still consider an underground emcee that still in unknown amongst the World, he has sold over 10,000 albums to date. His audience reaches as far as the UK and Australia, but has tamed the circuit of Canada, with his own opportunities and those provided by long time friend Classified.
This greatest hits is a gift to the fans J-Bru has earned along his journey, and for the new fans he is still striving to capture.
This is just a lead project to the artist’s up and coming LP “Stranger in My Hometown”, a titled album that resembles J-Bru’s relationship to the industry and HIP-HOP archivist around the world. Be sure to anticipate perfection to perfection, as “Stranger in My Hometown” is a chokehold on the industry.
12 YEARS & COUNTING
A COLLECTION OF HITS
1. Heads Up Feat Skyline (The Jason LP) 2010
2. Its Rainin Feat JRDN (Identity Crisis) 2007
3. 2 for $20 Feat Classified, Spesh K and Ebony (Tell Me What U Like) 20001
4. The Fax (The Fax EP) 2002
5. Christina Feat Chad Hatcher (The Jason LP) 2010
6. Help! I Been Robbed Feat Ghettosocks and Jay Bizzy (Identity Crisis) 2007
7. How We Do (The Jason LP) 2010
8. Tell Me What U Like (Tell Me What U Like) 2001
9. This is the Song (Underground MC) 2003
10. I Got a Secret (Identity Crisis) 2007
11. What R We Doin? Feat Eternia (Identity Crisis) 2007
12. 1 of These Days Feat Ebony (Tell Me What U Like) 2001
13. Be A Man Feat Classified (Underground MC) 2003
14. Movin on Up Feat Dutch Robinson (The Jason LP) 2010
15. Step Back Feat Classified, Emcee Squared and Jaya Jaya (The Fax EP) 2002
16. Underground MC (Underground MC) 2003
17. Jealousy Feat Classified and Rochester (The Jason LP) 2010
18. Makin People Say (Identity Crisis) 2007
19. Killin Em Feat LinA (Mixtape Track) 2011
Sporting a sly smile and an arsenal of memorable verses, J-Bru is one of the most charismatic figures in Canadian Hip Hop today. This engaging MC has starred on many hit singles and albums, not to mention he currently has five singles lighting up televisions across the country via Much and MuchVibe.
J-Bru grew up as Jason Bruce, an athletic youth whose father was a professional boxer as well as musician with ‘The Valiants’, a soul group formed in Shelburne, NS. A high school and college basketball star, Bruce used athletics to keep his mind off childhood struggles. During his high school years he secretly wrote poetry, and it was then where he started realizing his talent for wordplay.
After his stellar college basketball career was over, Bruce started recording music with Classified. His first release Tell Me What U Like (2000) sold 400 copies hand to hand and his next release The Fax (2001) sold 700. With growing popularity throughout the east coast of Canada, Bru came back with the critically acclaimed album in 2003 called Underground MC. With national distribution and a very busy schedule, Bru managed to sell over 1000 copies. His next release Identity Crisis was released on March 27th, 2007 and was distributed through Urbnet/Universal. With strong video rotation, Identity Crisis is still selling strong, hanging around the 2000 mark. His last album , The Jason LP, released in 2010 is close to 4000 in sales and still climbing.
With a knack for making crowds go crazy, J-Bru is using his 12 years of stage experience to combine with his studio knowledge, and is steadily becoming a household name.
After receiving three Nova Scotia Music Award nominations and two African Nova Scotian Music Award nominations in the last year, Bru is using his momentum to stay busy touring. After completing two cross-country tours already this year, Bru will head to Europe in late 2012.
Next up for Bru, Stranger in my Hometown, which is scheduled for a September 2012 release on Bru-Print/Half-Life/EMI. The LP promises to be like nothing you have heard from the veteran MC. No glitter, no gold, no holding back!
Bru has had the pleasure of opening for talents such as Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, RZA, GZA, Cappadonna, The Game, Good Charlotte, Kardinal Offishall, Swollen Members, The Rascalz, Choclair, Jeleestone, Alexisonfire, Snow, Jully Black, DL Incognito, Maestro and Classified.
The Jason LP in stores now
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