Chicago native, J. Hollins is highly respected amongst his peers for his ability to masterfully fuse the traditions of rock, gospel, funk, hip-hop, blues, and soul, all while keeping his lyrics fresh and reflective. He has worked with a number of industry heavyweights including, Grammy award-winning singer Mary J. Blige and Grammy-nominated producer Chucky Thompson. After much success in the UK as a writer, J. Hollins stepped away from a lucrative deal with a major recording company to release his first full-length solo album, The Chronicles, in 2005. Despite the album not reaching mainstream success, J.Hollins captured a faithful audience that resulted in unbelievable sales for an indie artist. In 2010, he released his second album, The Soul Renaissance LP. The album produced a number of radio hits, including Toast and the international smash Because of You. J. Hollins is now poised to release his next project This is Me Volume II. J. Hollins first offering from This is Me Volume II is a string, bass drum driven, heartfelt hip-hop and r&b hybrid titled, Me and My Pen; produced by Carlos Wilder. Me and My Pen will be available on iTunes, Amazon and everywhere digital music is sold November 27, 2012. This is Me Volume IIis slated for release in 2013.
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