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Mr. J Medeiros - Saudade - out on De Medeiros LLC



Mr J Medeiros Saudade
Mr. J Medeiros (formerly of The Procussions) - Saudade
(CD/Digital) De Medeiros LLC, 2011-06-14

Los Angeles-based rapper, producer, singer and songwriter, Mr. J. Medeiros has carved his own path in Hip Hop. Known for his work with the indie label Rawkus Records and his group The Procussions, Mr. J. is back with a new record called Saudade available everywhere June 14, 2011. 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 influences 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
Mr. J Medeiros (formerly of The Procussions) - Saudade
(CD/Digital) De Medeiros LLC, 2011-06-14

Mr. J. Medeiros "Nothing Without Providence" by Mr. J. Medeiros

Mr. J. Medeiros "Neon Signs" feat. Stro by Mr. J. Medeiros

Mr. J. Medeiros "So" by Mr. J. Medeiros

Swallow feat. Logan by Mr. J. Medeiros

Tracklisting :
01. Fear And Safety feat. Bekah Wagner
02. Saudade
03. The Weak End
04. Nothing Without Providence
05. Depression Is A Liar
06. Stand Down feat. A Mouse Named Wolf
07. I'll Take It
08. Swallow feat. Logan
09. The Sailor
10. So feat. J Kyle Gregory
11. Neon Signs feat. Stro the 89th Key (of The Procussions)
12. Serious feat. Stro the 89th Key (of The Procussions)
13. This Is Not A Home
14. Shower Curtains feat. J Kyle Gregory

Links :
www.mrjmedeiros.com
soundcloud.com/mrjmedeiros
facebook.com/mrjmedeiros
myspace.com/mrjmedeiros
twitter.com/mrjmedeiros
youtube.com/mrjmedeiros
indiegogo.com/Mr-J-Medeiross-new-album-Saudade


Mr. J. Medeiros "Neon Signs" feat. Stro (Official Video)

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 influences 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.

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 first 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 first release on Rawkus Records's revamped label. The group disbanded in 2007 on good terms.


Mr. J. Medeiros "Nothing Without Providence" w/lyrics and FREE DL/Link

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 trafficking and internet pornography. To help raise awareness on this issue Medeiros formed the iamconstance.com campaign, which partnered with international non-profit organizations to fight human trafficking and sexual abuse. Being the first song of its kind, "Constance" gathered enough attention to land itself on the CBS Evening News in an expo on sex trafficking. 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 Mayfield 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.


Mr. J. Medeiros "So" feat. J Kyle Gregory w/lyrics

"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 the line of 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
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