Jus Josef is an independent Christian Hip Hop (CHH) artist from the Pacific Northwest, originally from Los Angeles, CA, he has lived in both Oregon and Washington state. Josef brings a passionate and raw sound that is a gritty testimonial to the CHH culture. His music reflects the street life but points the discussion towards salvation. He has been rapping since he was a kid, finding himself battling other rappers at local parties. When he turned 18, Josef began working on making music professionally as a way to escape poverty and depending on drug money as an income stream. His 2018 release, ‘Keys to the Kingdom’, is a message that Josef said: “was inside of me for a long time.” “I want to reach those who come from the streets that may be struggling with their walk. Also, I want to attract the lost and share the gospel with them.”
Josef won the first #BarsChallenge from indie CHH platform FiveTwenty Collective. He also appears on projects from artist Profect titled ‘Kingdom State of Mind’ and ‘Foggy Mirrors’. He is looking to continue putting out high-quality music, collaborating with other artists, and mentoring a new generation of emcees coming up in CHH.