JusJames "Whirlwind"

JusJames features two legends, and two tracks, on his latest single

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” [Philippians 3:12-14]

Time seems to be moving faster than ever.

When the world operates at a break-neck pace, it can be easy to get lost in the movement. From grind culture to “keeping up with the Joneses”, the pressure to be seen as successful has never been more intense. It can seem nearly impossible to not be swept up and thrown to the side.

On his newest release, JusJames is encouraging listeners to avoid being tossed by the Whirlwind.

A double-single release, Whirlwind is the second single off of JusJames’ upcoming album entitled ‘3936’.

The return of the 3-verse song!

California emcee and Polished Arrow Music artist JusJames delivers an iconic record featuring two legends in the Christian rap genre.

Mission (Sacramento, CA) and former Cross Movements Records artist R-Swift (Philadelphia, PA) join JusJames on the Chris Pickett-produced record. In addition to the OG’s, DJ Navin Johnson also brings his turntable expertise to the song to elevate it to instant classic status with his amazing record scratches.

Whirlwind is everything that true hip-hop heads love about the genre.

Whether you are looking for high-level lyricism, seeking out perfectly selected samples, waking up the neighborhood with hard-hitting kicks, or simply riding to golden-era west coast synths, you’ll find it all with Whirlwind. Add in a simple, yet memorable, hook, and you have the elements that come together to create a song that stands the test of time.

At the heart of this hip-hop masterclass is the message of Jesus Christ. These incredible artists keep the “main thing” the main thing! Their eyes are on the Lord in the midst of chaos and distractions looking to detour them from the calling on their lives.

Whirlwind releases to digital streaming platforms on July 28, 2023.

Included in the release are both the original and the Chopped & Screwed versions of the record. The Chopped & Screwed iteration was done by USB The Jeweler which serves as a perfect compliment and a nod to an era that is often overlooked in today’s musical landscape. Not only is it a bonus for listeners, but it showcases how a piece of art can be displayed in a variety of ways to connect with a larger audience.

Add Whirlwind to your Top Rap, Get Hype, and Classic Hip Hop playlists.

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Song Details

  • Title: Whirlwind
  • Artist: JusJames
  • Release Date: July 28, 2023
  • Label: Polished Arrow Music
  • Production: Chris Pickett for Big Boy Tracks
  • Engineering: iNTELLECT for Polished Arrow Music
  • Chopped & Screwed: USB the Jeweler
  • Features: Mission, R-Swift, DJ Navin Johnson

Dallas emcee and Atlanta resident, Shane Kidd has been in the game for over a decade now creating uplifting and thought-provoking music.

In the 2010s, Shane released two albums, ‘Student of Life’ and ‘Learn to Live’, that both showed Kidd’s raw talent and care for the listener. Shane Kidd can spit with the best of them but it’s the message he wants you to walk away with. Throughout his career, Shane’s worked with some of the greats in Sho Baraka, K-Drama, DJ Aslan, and others. After a hiatus brought on by depression and writer’s block, Kidd is back with newfound freedom and a brand new record in Good Mourning.

Good Mourning is the tale of two halves.

On one side, Shane Kidd lets us right into the feelings and emotions he dealt with during his hiatus.

“The album was inspired by realizing I had to grieve the loss of my old life,” Kidd says.

Tracks like “Shadowboxing” show a vulnerable Shane Kidd going through the process and journey of loss, sometimes questioning himself and the path set before him. It’s not all doom and gloom though because after the rain comes sunshine and the Texas artist lets the listener know that there’s hope. “Joyful Rebellion” sees Shane Kidd team up with J.Crum on a groovy jam with uplifting lyrics adding another dimension to the realities we’re all dealing with.

Shane Kidd looks to relate and connect with the listener and Good Mourning expresses this on a deeper level. Life is full of transformation and Shane Kidd gives us a direct peek into his throughout the 10-track LP.

Features: Lucius, Josias, Jpaaulsings, Kyla Simone, Jordyn, R.J. Allen, J. Crum, R-Swift, Paris Avery, DJ Aslan, J Nolan

Lyricism, punchlines, and intensity are not forgotten in the hip-hop world.

Menace Movement’s C4 Crotona is determined to keep the lyricist alive and well in Christian hip hop.

C4 recently created a Spotify playlist titled GrittyCHH. The emcee has curated this playlist with the intent to educate. When C4 was first introduced to CHH, it was difficult for him to find the sound that made him fall in love with hip-hop. C4 has a background in the battle rap scene and it was a task to find music that sonically matched what is typically associated with that world.

“[I was looking for] those hard hitting, east-coast sounding beats. With lyricism, punchlines, and intensity to match,” explains C4 Crotona. “As I have pursued this genre, I’ve provided that sound.”

While touring and performing, C4 has met fans and supporters that didn’t know that CHH could sound like this.

“I’m glad there is someone who is doing it!”

Though the compliments are nice, the remarks that the gritty sound does not exist in CHH are not true. 

There are many artists, both old and new, that provide that sound. Putting a spotlight on that style is the heart behind the creation of the GrittyCHH playlist. It is a place where those who come to CHH, fans and artists alike, have the opportunity to hear what’s going on.

GrittyCHH consists of veterans such as Stephan The Levite, Datin, R-Swift, Selah The Corner, Mouthpi3ce, and Eshon Burgandy. Next to these legends in the genre, C4 has included newer artists like Q-Flo, Battz, Pastor Charles AR, Prodi Da Prodigal, and Kalom Montgomery. But these are not the only artists you will find. New additions to the playlist will be found on a regular basis.

Listen and Follow C4 Crotona’s GrittyCHH playlist on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VJqoeiKh0H9THi2moHP0S