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All Music Guide - Andree Farias
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andree Farias
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Gospocentric
  • UPC: 828768721421
  • Catalog Number: 87214
  • Sales rank: 14,406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jump, Jump (4:13)
  2. 2 Dance (4:00)
  3. 3 Know Him (3:51)
  4. 4 I'm Not Perfect (4:52)
  5. 5 Abundantly (3:39)
  6. 6 We Love You (4:54)
  7. 7 Praise on the Inside (3:43)
  8. 8 Holding On (3:52)
  9. 9 Afraid (3:46)
  10. 10 Let It Go (3:37)
  11. 11 Nobody (3:58)
  12. 12 Operator (4:11)
  13. 13 Steve Harvey Show (Interlude) (1:32)
  14. 14 Florida (12:23)
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Album Credits

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
The Nashville String Machine String Arrangements
Herb Powers Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    J Moss....this cd is off the chain 4 real!

    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....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly Favored!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christina Moore true annointing

    He has really inproved on this new cd and I really want to purchase this great album !

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