Coming from the land of sand and palm trees, J.Vic has been "California Dreamin'" ever since his musical debut in 2008. Whether it be heard on your favorite MTV and VH1 shows or in video games, the J.Vic sound exploded into the pop culture scene in 2009...
Coming from the land of sand and palm trees, J.Vic has been "California Dreamin'" ever since his musical debut in 2008. Whether it be heard on your favorite MTV and VH1 shows or in video games, the J.Vic sound exploded into the pop culture scene in 2009 and continues to do so in 2010. J.Vic is an American singer, songwriter, and producer born and raised in the Golden State. From Los Angeles to Sacramento, San Francisco to Santa Barbara, and Oakland to San Diego, J.Vic takes his unique life experiences in California and composes a soundtrack that constantly evolves as he grows as an artist.
Although influenced by the greatest artists throughout history, J.Vic has developed his own style and method of delivery. He found instant success upon his arrival on the music industry with the release of "The Chronicles of Jeremiah Victory." Music supervisors snatched up the album and immediately began securing placements on shows including "America's Best Dance Crew" and "From G's To Gents" in addition to "Power Punch" for the Nintendo Wii and many more. J.Vic has become well known for his high-energy club anthems as well as his mid and slow tempo lyrical masterpieces. While the support for his positive musical movement continues to spread like wildfire, fans from all over the world are eager to share their favorite J.Vic songs, beats, hooks and lyrics with others.
For the self proclaimed "King of the Hook," music is much more than a calling or a career, "music is what I am," says J.Vic. With his own distinct sound in an industry and culture where everyone is looking for something new, J.Vic has carved out his own territory in a game where many are called but the chosen are few.
J.Vic CD Release, “The Chronicles of Jeremiah Victory” by BeatCrave.com The first time you meet Jeremy Vic (short for Jeremiah Victory), its not hard to figure out what he’s about. He doesn’t hide his passion or excitement for the music he makes whatsoever, and this type of honesty is almost disarming. Observing him with his peers provides another peek into this passion; the support behind his debut album The Chronicles of Jeremiah Victory is astonishing, as friends new and old came to rally in support of his endeavor.
All of this, however, is secondary to the music, which was still waiting to be debuted at “South,” a hip Santa Monica sports bar, when I arrived. Playing mostly rock earlier in the night, there was a clear shift in the vibe as the lights dimmed, and “Light It Up,” one of the most club friendly tracks on the album, began pumping through the speakers. Without realizing that they were listening to an up and coming new artist, peoples’ heads began to nod, booties began to shake, and it was clear this was a success. The sentiment of one party goer accurately reflected my feelings about the track, “The more I listened to it the more I liked it!”
An eclectic mix of hip hop, rock, and soul is what makes up J.Vic’s sound, and with the help of his good friend and former fraternity brother Ryan Medine (of AmpliFire Productions), these sounds are blended masterfully to create a truly unique feel. Medine makes it clear that while they were trying to carve out a niche for Victory, they were also seeking to make the music playable; the kind of sound with edge AND mainstream appeal.
Ryan Medine with J. Vic
Don’t let the hard club beats and hypnotic rhythm distract you from the message Victory is trying to share. “Being a teacher I do care about the youth, and as a man I want to be responsible about what I’m putting out there. I try to make my music and my album for all ages and music with a message.” Drawing from his past experiences, the album is full of references to addiction and hard times, making it clear that this man has truly lived and found himself in a better place for it. Incorporating these lessons, Victory’s intent is to “try to keep a message of encouragement,” one that is clearly conveyed throughout the album.
His faith guides him, his past drives him, and his present has left him with the opportunity to make the sort of difference he hopes for. His “message of victory” and positive influence is what will surely skyrocket this artist to the top.