blackwhitegoldville represents the personal growth of Jansport J over the past 2 years. It is by all accounts and intentions, his most personal album to date. The colors black and white symbolize the classic aesthetic, gold, a standard bearer - reinforcing the idea of forever and "ville" representing a metaphysical presence in a state of mind.
The album creates a soundscape to his dealings with all aspects of his life over a period of time spent mostly in solitude, from the conscious to the subconscious realms, and his resolution in moving forward from the darkness.
blackwhitegoldville follows 2014's The Soul Provider, and will be Jansport J's second project released on Delicious Vinyl.
THE MOST HIGH. For Knowledge. Wisdom. Patience. Pain. Heartache. Perspective. Light. Dark. Solitude. Loneliness. Fulfillment. Epiphanies. Confirmation. 12-13-14. Courage. Curiosity. Confusion. Embarrassment. For every single moment and emotion that inspired this album. Thank you for allowing me to be a vessel.
My blood (Mom, Shawan, Adrian...everyone). My team (Data, Jordan, Gold...glad to be in this with yall). Mélat. Tania DeBarros. Bee Honey. Snoop Dogg. Delicious Vinyl. Rick Ross. Mike Ross. Denisse Salcido. LA Jay. Slimkid3. FatLip. Jordan Burgundy. Frankie Valentine. Namek. Open Eye Studios. Chazz Shabazz. Blair Norf. Jasmin Ratansi. Hit-Boy. Curtiss King. MaZhe. TiRon & Ayomari. Oddisee. Mark Breezy. Pudge. Fresh Daily. Beat Haus. BE.water. Demetrius Grosse. Geno (convo outside DV changed my life). Hawdwerk. Mai Shafik-Potts. Melissa Tye. Ruby. Natasha. Najma. Arima Ederra. Marquel. Juan Epstein Podcasts. Malcolm X. Noble Drew Ali. Dr. Umar Johnson. Sista Raz Bey. Jay Electronica. Marcus Garvey. Dilla. Pete Rock. Preemo. Madlib. 9th Wonder.
Whether through conversation, inspiration, influence or presence...for brief moments or seasons...you are all apart of this album. Thank you, from the depths.
released January 11, 2016
All tracks produced by Jansport J for blackwhitegoldville music
Mixed by Frankie Valentine at Open Eye Studios, Irwindale, CA
Additional Vocals by Mélat, Bee Honey & Tania DeBarros