Miami’s Making of an Independent Rap Artist: The Introduction of Jalax!

 

About Rap Artist:   JALAX

Photo Credits: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1000153760042800&set=rpd.100001445572995&type=3&theater
Photo Credits: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1000153760042800&set=rpd.100001445572995&type=3&theater

Introducing Miami’s independent and self made rap artist Jahari Oliphant-Williams as, Jalax. What makes this young man and emerging independent rap artist interesting, is that he captures a quick response with just about everyone that hears his style of music, and his listeners approves and applauded him for his new age unique lyrical style and beat combination, including his great grandmother Jewel Oliphant who stated, “He can rap and I like his music.” His artistic talent was noticed at an early age in pre-elementary school by one of his teachers who recommended that his parents place him in a specialized performing arts charter school because she thought he would excel better in an arts educational environment. As an experience and enrolled student of two different performing arts elementary schools in Tampa, FL, he was exposed to the arts, performing art and the entertainment educational experience. When he arrived to middle school, he participated in the drama club at Benito Middle School in Tampa, FL and tapped into his hidden talent of memorization. The talent sparked the emergence of being able to memorize scripts, which was noticed by his parents and encouraged by them to expand into other creative ways.

While a high school student, he turned his focus to learning the skills of a culinary arts program, and gained entry and acceptance in the newly Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, in Miami, FL. In 2012, after graduating from high school with honors and experience as a ProStart culinary arts student, he moved to Miami, FL and lived on South Beach with his mother for almost three years. This new environment and lifestyle motivated him to embrace what he was exposed to an inspired by with the hip hop celebrities and club scenes on South Beach. Jalax explained that, ”Creativity is everywhere,” and it shows that the South Beach and Overown community’s have been a special experience to his exposure as a local resident.

As a result, Jalax evolved in mid 2012 as a local independent artist, while being a full time culinary arts management student, plus working part-time, emerged with the support of local rap artist Fresh Aire, who has successfully drop his latest mixtape online October 13th of this year, which falls on Jalax’s birthday, titled “Urban Time Capsule.” Even Fresh Aire has been able to independently make three mixtapes and four music videos for his tracks, and now plans to come out with an album said, “Jalax is an artist who is eager to learn and get better with his craft. He is always striving for the next song to be his best work.” This exposure from local rap artist Fresh Aire lead Jalax to professionalize recordings, and lead him to an opportunity of working with local Miami music composer Bradley Davis stated, “Jalax writes lyrics very well and he has vision and awesome word play.” At the beginning of establishing his sound, he worked with Madd House Productions by KP.

Local Independent rap artist and music composers in Miami’s new music scene has proven that the underground hip hop scene is getting noticed with the help of social media and digital technology options for independent artist creating and keeping a fan base that can be self managed. This is supported by Jalax as he stated, “Live life and don’t let nobody stop your goals.” This affirms his beliefs about being successful in the rap music business and his future goals to make an album, while finishing his mixtapes. As an added value to his music business journey and career, he mentioned his mother gave him Don Passman’s, All You Need to Know About the Music Business book as a Christmas gift. Now he has gained the attention of his barber who is also a local Miami EDM Rap Artist known as, The Profe, noticed Jalax  music style and personally invited him to be apart of his team.

The image of developing artist like Jalax is centered around him building a brand and this is why he says,” Fashion is me, I’m fashion forward.” He believes that he has a unique look, which helps his personalized niched image as a branded hip-hop artist in the local Miami music scene. His style is influenced by artistry and styles of other hip hop artist like Wiz Khalif, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne, Big Sean  and ASAP  Rocky.

30 thoughts on “Miami’s Making of an Independent Rap Artist: The Introduction of Jalax!”

  1. Admiring the hard work you put into your website and detailed information you offer.

    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that
    isn’t the same old rehashed information. Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m
    including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. Hello there, I discovered your blog by means of Google whilst looking for a similar subject, your site got here
    up, it seems great. We have bookmarked it inside my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, just changed into mindful of your blog thru Google, and located that it’s really informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate in case you continue this in future.
    Lots of folks will most likely be benefited from your writing.

    Cheers!

  3. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this site before but after looking at a few of the posts
    I realized it’s a novice to me. Anyways, I’m certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking it
    and checking back regularly!

  4. I just could not depart your site prior to suggesting i really loved
    the standard information an individual provide inside your visitors?
    Is gonna be back steadily to investigate cross-check new posts

  5. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much
    about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
    A great read. I will definitely be back.

  6. You have made some great points there. I checked online for additional information concerning
    the issue and found most people will go as well as your
    thoughts about this website.

  7. We have been surfing online over 3 hours nowadays, but I
    never found any interesting article like yours. It is actually lovely worth enough in my opinion. Personally,
    if all site owners and bloggers made good content material as you probably did,
    the web might be considerably more useful than before.

  8. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every
    day. It will always be interesting to read through content
    from other authors and practice something from their sites.

  9. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you actually realize what you are talking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Please also consult with my site =). We may have a link exchange agreement among us

  10. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded
    this onto a colleague who has been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually bought me dinner simply because I stumbled
    upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your blog.

  11. Pretty element of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and
    in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed
    account your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing on your feeds or even I success you access constantly quickly.

  12. Simply want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is just cool and i can assume you are an expert on this
    subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  13. Having look at this I think it is extremely informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time as well as to get this informative article together.
    I once again find myself personally spending too much time both reading and commenting.

    But so what, it was actually still worth every penny!

  14. I simply want to say I am beginner to blogging and site-building and definitely savored you’re website. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your website . You definitely have excellent articles. Thanks a lot for sharing your website page.

  15. I just want to say I am just very new to blogging and site-building and truly loved your blog. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You absolutely come with exceptional posts. Thank you for sharing your website page.

  16. Hi there! I could possibly have sworn I’ve gone to this blog before but after
    browsing through a number of the post I realized it’s a new comer to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I discovered it and I’ll
    be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  17. I comment whenever I like a post on a blog or if I have
    something to contribute to the conversation. It’s caused by the fire communicated in the post I looked at.
    And on this post Miami’s Making of an Independent Rap Artist: The Introduction of Jalax!
    | South Beach Urban. I was moved enough to post a thought
    😉 I actually do have 2 questions for you if it’s allright.
    Is it simply me or do a few of these responses appear like they are written by brain dead people?

    😛 And, if you are posting at additional sites, I would
    like to keep up with anything fresh you have to post.
    Could you list every one of your social pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *