J-Shin wants to first and foremost be known as a real urban artist. SouthBeat Records has given him the outlet to be that real urban artist. Using his natural vocal gifts and his gritty real-life experiences, he sets a new standard for what true urban R&B should be: smooth singing and unadulterated lyrics. Sounding like no one other than himself, J-Shin is guaranteed to give to R&B the raw talent and gripping storylines that it has been missing for so long. But music isnt J-Shins only forte. He co-starred in the movie Crossbones, released nationwide through Lionsgate Films in August 2005.
Growing up in Miami, Florida, J-Shin started singing like most, in church. Though he put his love for music and dancing on hold when he became serious about sports, it was never very far behind. After a car accident in high school, though, his dreams of playing professional football were dashed, so he picked himself back up to move ahead with his childhood passion, music. Singing whenever he could and selling tapes out of the trunk of his car, word on the streets quickly grew that the boy could sing. His big break came when one of his neighborhood partners asked him to appear on his album www.thug.com. The partner was Trick Daddy and the song was Hold On. The guest appearance prompted Slip-N-Slide Records to ink a deal with J-Shin in 1998. Though the road was rocky with Slip-N-Slide, his album My Soul, My Life was released in 1999 and his single, One Night Stand featuring Latosha Scott, scanned over 450,000 copies. Two music videos, One Night Stand and I Treat You Better, also came out of the deal.
With his completed album selling about 190,000 units, J-Shin knew it was time to stop the battle with Slip-N-Slide and try to move on. While most artists would give up the fight after two years, J-Shin kept on the grind by recording and writing music when he could. Producers such as Eddie Berkeley, Teddy Bishop, Cool N Dre, Red Spyda and The Unusual Suspects all laid tracks with J-Shin on the strength alone. Having the same management as StreetRunner led J-Shin to cross paths with SouthBeat Records while StreetRunner was working with SouthBeats own, Wrekonize.
J-Shin came into the office ready to sing and the general consensus of the women in the office that day was, Goosebumps all over. From that point on, whenever J-Shin made his way to the office, he brought new tracks showing off his skills and range. That persistence paid off and SouthBeat CEO, Greg Frankel, signed J-Shin to a recording deal with SouthBeat Records in January 2005 as their second premiere artist. J-Shins new single Send Me An Email is already creating a buzz in the streets. His anticipated sophomore album, All I Got Is Love promises to be explosive with real rhythm and blues, real soul singing and real-life portrayals of love, struggles and triumph. But most of all, J-Shin is looking to keep giving the ladies goosebumps.....