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MY FAVORITE ALBUMS

“Study the greats to become greater.” - Michael Jackson

We’re all products of our youth and the people we choose to look up to. These are the albums that decided the musician I’d become and helped make me who I am.

Let me put you on.

INVINCIBLE - Michael Jackson

This album taught me not to conform or rely on the world or what it said I could and couldn’t be. There’s a certain anger and rebellion in Michael’s voice, lyrics, and production that ring through this piece from start to finish; the album’s production is (in pure MJ style) way ahead of its’ time. This is a Michael Jackson who’s more than tired of being told what to do and letting others decide the artist and man he would be. He asserts his presence and reminds everybody who listens why he is, and remains, the greatest entertainer of all time. At this point in his life, everyone already knew that but so did he, and for this — he demanded his respect.

808S & HEARTBREAK - Kanye West

This album taught me not to fear or be ashamed of my emotions; I feel everything deeply and extremely to the core, and it took a long time to develop the confidence and inner peace that was necessary in becoming proud of the stories I wanna tell. Our vulnerabilities are what make us stand out, and they determine our strengths more than our weaknesses.

A.M PARADOX - Brent Faiyaz

Like 808s, Brent’s music (largely this EP) played a huge role in my development not only as an artist, but as a person. The stories combined with the raw emotion from this project forced me to tap into the part of me that was fearful, full of regret and doubt…and I killed him! I took that space and created something new: someone who wasn’t scared to feel and tell it how it was, is, and will be. I grew a lot through music like this, and despite its’ short length…the way Brent tells it will stick with you for many years after.

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, IT’S TOO LATE - Drake

Lastly, we get to Drake (but you had to see it coming). How can you rap and assert your uniqueness as an artist in this time without, in some way, looking up to Drake? “IYRTITL” is the peak of Drake’s talent, hunger, versatility, and confidence — this album screams all of that at you in a way I don’t think has been matched since. This album taught me to plant myself firm and relentless, to brush off any and all negativity that they WILL throw your way, and to just show them who you are and have always been meant to be; I gained an inner confidence and pride in myself through these songs and it’s why I know I’ll succeed — it’s mine.

J. ANGEL

Who Am I?

I’ll try and keep the story to just the important parts.

I was born in the Dominican Republic to Cuban parents; I don’t remember much of my time there but I feel connected to the island and love my home. When I was 5, we moved to Miami, where I grew up my whole childhood until I was 18, when I moved away for college.

My parents were strict about most things. As most parents do, I was expected to bring home great grades and to eventually become a doctor, lawyer, or something my dad considered would bring good income and be useful to society. We didn’t grow up with money and my family’s never been rich: to have De Feria blood running through your veins means that you’re born to fight for something — whether it’s yourself, the people around you, those in need, or the world as a whole. I was always told that if you wanted to be something, then be it — Go do that thing you claim you want to do for the rest of your life and show me why I should believe you’re serious about it because otherwise, I can’t support you.

I was always a bit of an outcast and up until my sophomore year in high school, I was an extremely awkward, lonely, and quiet kid. I remember the first two weeks of high school when I ate by myself behind the courtyard stage because I couldn’t find the balls to put myself out there and make new friends. Over time, I learned to adapt and do away with all of that to become and more well-rounded and confident person…I started to learn that if I let my own fears keep me down, the world would eat my ass up.

When I was 11, my parents gave me a keyboard for Christmas, and that’s where I slowly learned I had not an inclination, but a gift for music. As if I’d known my entire life, I began to play songs on the keyboard entirely by ear and with no training whatsoever, at that point. I didn’t know what keys I was playing or why they sounded how they did, but I knew they matched what I heard in my head and eventually, I was playing anything I wanted to by ear.

I got so excited by the feelings of pure passion and raw energy that I’ve always gotten when I create music, so I had to keep learning. I met an amazing woman names Cristy who trained me classically on the piano, as well as teaching me to read, write, arrange, compose, and produce my own pieces. As I got even older, she helped me learn about the business of music and the game I’d have to commit to if I wanted to do this forever like I preached to her that I would. She was and continues to be such an important part of my life and is someone I consider the best of friends — if you’re reading this Cristy, I love you and the work we continue to do; you’ve turned me into a much smarter man, and a beast of an artist.

Right now, I’m in my bed, just happy to be alive and where I’m at. This is a long journey that’s constantly full of ups and downs, peaks and letdowns, and lessons to be learned. Every day, I feel I’m a better person than I was yesterday and I’ll continue on that path and with this mindset until my skin wrinkles and my nerves begin to fade.

Be grateful for the life you lead, learn from yourself and those around you, and wake up tomorrow a better person — every day.

J. ANGEL

“Where’s your halo?”

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