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by J Moss
 
If, God forbid, there were ever a need for a Christian equivalent of R. Kelly, the distinction would most certainly go to artist/producer J. Moss. Alongside his ubiquitous production troupe PAJAM, Moss is credited with creating some of the most self-referential gospel music of the 21st century, whether the man is handling churchy contemporary

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If, God forbid, there were ever a need for a Christian equivalent of R. Kelly, the distinction would most certainly go to artist/producer J. Moss. Alongside his ubiquitous production troupe PAJAM, Moss is credited with creating some of the most self-referential gospel music of the 21st century, whether the man is handling churchy contemporary gospel or slick urban-pop confections. The proclivity toward name-dropping himself is augmented by the singer's insistence to multi-track his own vocals, creating a mini-chorale effect that's distinctively PAJAM, but too much of an acquired taste for the uninitiated. Regardless, all of the above seemed to work on The J. Moss Project, Moss' breakout debut as a solo singer, and if it wasn't broke, why fix it on V2..., his second go at it. Naturally, things are bigger and bolder, and the production values are through the roof. They have to be: like his work with Kierra KiKi Sheard and 21:03, Moss places tons of emphasis on style while shortchanging substance a bit, all in the name of accessibility. Such is the case with "Jump, Jump," "Dance," and "Miami," three songs with titles so obvious it's easy to figure out their content and their beats per minute; there are shout-outs to the Almighty, of course, but they're always incidental rather than indispensable to the tunes. Conversely, Moss fares much better when he waxes vulnerable, like in the soulful "Holding On" and the apologetic "I'm Not Perfect," both examples of his Kels-like arrangements and heartfelt crooning. Much like his previous hit, "We Must Praise," this slower material shows that, at the end of the day, Moss' musical heart lies with the church: he sounds best when singing to the choir, not when appealing to teenagers or aiming to dominate the urban inspirational airwaves through catchy yet otherwise lightweight spiritual jargon.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
Label:
Gospocentric
UPC:
0828768721421
catalogNumber:
87214

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Performance Credits

J Moss   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Lloyd Barry   Horn
Karen Clark-Sheard   Background Vocals
Dana Davis   Drums
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Barry Green   Trombone
Doug Moffet   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Terrance Palmer   Bass
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Darryl "Major D" Dixon   Guitar
Vinnie Ciesielski   Trumpet
Rodrick Long   Keyboards
Paul "PDA" Allen   Vocals
Jor'el Quinn   Background Vocals
Torrence Greene   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Nashville String Machine   String Arrangements
Byron Cage   Composer
Walter Kearney   Composer,Executive Producer
Rodrick Long   Composer
J Moss   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Instrumentation
Paul "PDA" Allen   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Instrumentation
Brandon Holland   Composer,Producer
Rodney Levens   Composer
Byron Stanfield   Composer,Producer
Willie Wood   Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if ur lookin 4 a cd that will uplift ur spirit...this is the cd! J. keeps the tracks coming with his funky &quot but spiritual&quot beats....
Guest More than 1 year ago
He has really inproved on this new cd and I really want to purchase this great album !
Guest More than 1 year ago
James "J" is an amazing Vocalist, Writer, Producer, and spirit filled entertainer. I am so proud of this album. If you want gospel with a positive secular (but strong spiritual base) twist, then this is the album for you!