We’ve had the great pleasure of meeting J. Hoard and hearing his work with Javier Santiago, (U)nity, and Grüt, and now we are thrilled to announce the arrival of his solo debut with Follow Me (Thru the Past) set for release on October 25th. But first, a taste for all with the first single Up & Down coming to your ears this Friday. Here’s a bit about the man:
NYC based artist, J. Hoard, is a new stitch to the essential fabric of the city’s music scene. In one performance you are given the core of the Black church and allure of “The Great White Way” (Broadway). His original compositions and arrangements easily shift in genre to communicate his unlimited imagination in songwriting. His credits include Chance the Rapper, Brasstracks, and hiphop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris. Additionally, he has worked closely with a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Sonnymoon, Javier Santiago, and Meshell Ndegeocello.