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Leonardo Muzik was born Leonardo Latty on the 28th day of February 1986 in the parish of Clarendon where he resided in the district of Banks.He attended the Race Course Primary School and then went on to the Garvey Maceo High School where he discovered his love for the music and started djing and singing in class rooms and vibing with friends also participating in school concerts etc. After high school he started his musical journey.currently recording.
William Okeke alias QNG, a German citizen, originally born Nigerian, from
William Okeke studied Computer Science(programming CPA)at University of Calaba in Nigeria, before travelling to Germany.
QNG, with his own Record Label QuestnGodMusic, is a rising artist in popularity in music.
He is a song and poet writer, book author, philosopher, visionary, talent developer, drummer, music composer and many more…
QNG has launched three successfull selling albums:
“HEAVENLY FINEST” with 14 tracks including the hit “TALENTED”
“META4RIC GOD” with 9 tracks including “THE META4RIC GOD CONCERT”, also available as DVD addition.
“WHAT TRUTH” with 9 tracks.
QNG has organised many concerts and participated in several concerts and festivals with M4G, MGE, AUGUST PRAISE and worked with other artists like DJ Hooker, DJ Bleed, DJ Homeboy, Olly DJ SPO, DJ RUFFY, San John, MGE, Da Cruz, etc.
QNG has participated in creating songs with international artists like
Ricky Ross, (USA), “HUSTLIN SOUND TRACK”
Kayne West, “LOVE LOCKDOWN”,
Green Day, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
There are also TV interviews and presentations to be viewed on : Tide TV Hamburg
QNG’s music style, which is best known as Gospel Contemporary Music, is a quite young music genre.
Looking through his private life as a Cheerful Loving Father, happily married with many Children, this has been a great blessing from God to QNG as a multitalented Artist during his Musical carrier.
QNG, is also in support of the movement of a new film Premier Father Effect by JOHN FINCH.
The rapper and composer Jesse Kolb (who is also known as “JL”) is heading courageously towards the charts with his new album “Project Road Trip” (PRT). New music videos “Keep fighting for hip hop”, “Y’all don’t hear me”, It’s about to go down and Chemistry” was released on Apr. 11, 2017.
The artist “JL” has built his foundation on a broad spectrum.
“JL” was born in Mannheim (Germany) and grew up there until he moved to the United States at the age of eight. As a child, “JL” inspired many with his gift of written and spoken poetry, even though he struggled with writing.
His teachers, however, allowed him to submit poems in replace of essays. The teachers were impressed by his poems and then hung them up in the classroom so that all the students could read them. It was not until he was 18 years old that the producer Ron Pearson could take him under his wing, who then taught him how to rap.
“JL” has performed not only throughout California and Las Vegas (NV) but has also played throughout Missouri. He brought out the band “DHC” (Divers Hustlers’ Committee), which promoted Afro-American artists by performing their rap music in predominantly whites inhabited communities. “JL” also brought out the band “United We Stand”, which opened the door for many rap artists and singers, performing as opening acts.
“JL” teamed up with “Lil Wayne”, “United We Stand” and “jminista Graphic King” for “Be Me”. For two years, this song topped the club charts in the U.S. and all that being un-signed at that time.
His life is paved with many hardships and triumphs; from the lowest depths to the highest heights, “JL” was able to get to know both sides of the spectrum – in Germany as well as in the U.S… His music depicts his story in the real form. He has been compared to some of the best contemporary artists, such as: “Common”, “J. Cole” and “Eminem”. However, with his German “Swag” he is alone on the playing field.
“JL” has been inspired by the greatest of hip-hop, including “Jay Z” and “The Notorious B.I.G.” and hopes to collaborate with “Jay Z” himself one day.
In 1998 “JL” was able to grace a stage, which was in front of a crowd of 3,000 spectators in Germany. With this attention, he was given the opportunity to perform as a pre-band for many renowned artists. Among them were “D4L”, “Waka Flocka Flame”, “Bone Thugs-N-Harmony” (at the “United We Stand” show in 2010), “Ray J”, “J. Holiday”, ” Soulja Boy”, “Yo Gotti”, “Murphy Lee” and “Nelly”.
Now “JL” stands on his foundation in order to step further determinedly
“JL” has released eight mix tapes: “Circle of My Life”, “Circle of My Life Pt. 2”, “Two Worlds Collide”, “The Truth Is Here”, “A Hustler’s Proof”, “Grind time”, “50/50”, “8th Day” and his latest release, “6 Steps to Fame”.
In the year 2016, he participated in “The Voice of Germany” and presented the song “Encore” by “Jay Z” in a nice way.
“JL” is a professional in constructing and dissecting each beat so that it fits perfectly with all other parts of a song. He is adamant to identify himself as an artist and not just as a rapper or a composer. “JL” defines rap as a rhythm plus poetry because it reveals the creativity that was invested in composing a song. Embracing the God-given gift of being able to motivate others by his words, he began his pursuit as an artist and could finally appear in the whole of Europe and in the U.S.A…
“JL” regularly performs as a rapper and MC with “Snap!” the cult band from the 90s. In April 2015, he and “Snap!” were able to perform to more than 25,000 people in Moscow (Russia). He currently concentrates all his energy and attention on his “Project Road Trip” (PRT VOL1), which he created from the ground up and decisively forms together with artists from “The Voice of Germany” Some facts about rap.
Rap (rhythm and poetry) is historically based on West African Griots and on the Jamaican genre of toasting and came up after 1970 in Afro-American communities throughout the U.S.A.. Since then it has been spread also to other parts of the world, including Germany.
Germany, for instance a traditional dimension was basically lost and present German rappers are just on the verge of creating their own rap culture. Though staying connected to the roots of rap would be wise by any rapper throughout the world.
Links to “JL”
Music video “Chemistry”: https://youtu.be/GKztBgYq1K4/
German article: http://ammiratus.review/2017/06/01/jesse-kolb-aka-jl-von-der-kunst-des-rappens/
Thanks for reading this article about, Jesse Kolb aka “JL”: of the Art of Rapping.