Now, just a few days ago at a Jack in The Box in L.A. I was chilling in my car waiting on my order of food that seems to take an eternity as it always does. So, while I was waiting in my car, I popped in a new cd I just got the other day. I turned up the volume on Track 4 and listened...
The music was sample-based, tight with lyrics on point and I don't cosign many. It was so tight that the guy that drove off in front of me with his wrong order and came back to window had to take notice.
The guy asked "Who is that, man?"
I'm like, "J Snyder!"
He replied, "I don't know him. But, hey...where is he from?"
I replied "Fayetteville, North Carolina."
He said, "I don't know where that is but I like the music."
And that's what it is. I didn't know him. He didn't know me. He didn't ask what snares was used or what programs he used to fatten up his bass lines. All that guy knew was that what he was hearing was dope. And I wished that more people would do the same.
Fayetteville, North Carolina's own J Snyder is one in million emcees that seem to permeate this so-called game called Hip Hop. But what I see in this youngsta is quite simply determination.
Many people are throwing the towel in for the count while on the underground level dwells some of the most truthful, heartfelt music I have heard in a very long time. J Snyder is just one of the people that makes me happy that he is one of my comrades/brothers in this fickle music world. You can hear his hunger in his rhymes and production. What you can also appreciate is that even I as an emcee had to give props to my little homey...he made me take notice and I love that.
So, here it stands...the subject of my Jack in The Box props here for download- J Snyder's Versatilities Gift.....got to www.myspace.com/jsnizzy. Holla.