Monday, November 21, 2011

Honor Roll- Otis (Freestyle)

Artwork by Franc-O (@omarmedjid)

Honor Roll- Otis (Freestyle) by Jam Young

The Link:

New music from Pretty Boy Acey and Jam Young, also known as Honor Roll

Front Street

Front Street - Mix By JayFromJerz 11/5/2011 by jb8928
Above is a compilation of songs form JayFromJerz. There is a lot of dope music on this mix, so feel free to check it out. Jam Young's "My Heart" made it onto the mix as well, so a big shot out to Jay for that. It's #24.


V-Henny- Critical Rhymes [Official Music Video]

Here goes the new music video from Bronx female rapper, V-Henny. Shot and edited by G Da MC of The Council. The Council makes an appearance in the video as well.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jam Young- All I Want Is You Bitch feat. Corums

Latest track from Jam Young. Will not be featured on "A Writer's Dream." Video coming soon. More music coming soon. Download @

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What If...

DJ Premier came to your job, nonchalantly, would you spit a 16 for him?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

5th Element

Hey yall,

I know I have not written much on this blog and i hope you can forgive me. As usual i have tons going on and since blogger doesn't work well on my blackberry it's hard to write any entries. BUT since i have you guys now, just wanted to inform you guys on a few things. First, "A Writer's Dream" is still on the way but since there's been a GRAND delay, i will try and release a bunch of solo tracks for you. I haven't been able to get into the studio much and when i do it's been for an hour and that is a rather depressing, the show will go on though.

So as some of you know (or don't know), i joined a group from College Point- my hometown, called "The Council." They/we make a lot of dope music, i put them on to my engineer's studio, so it was only right for me to be down with their movement. Regardless, of several indiscretions, things are going well now. We performed this Thursday and teared the place down and we also have a mix-tape on the way titled "The 5th Element." There will be skits from the movie as well as a couple surprise joints. There will be about 14/15 songs on the mix-tape and i should be on about 9 or 10 of them. So even though, my solo debut is on hold for the moment at least you guys can enjoy our group music. Think of me the way you think of Wale. He's a group and a solo artist now. So, new music will be released and thank for reading...who ever still does.

Old School Hip-Hop In A New School Era

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

G Da Mc (From The Council)- It's A Shame

Just saw the video above about 10 minutes ago and i am purely in awe. I was really proud and happy with the editing of the video as well as the content of the song. G Da Mc or Gilbert as i know him, never really does solo music so to see him shine on his own was real, real dope. Meanwhile all of this is happening while controversy between me and him and other group members stirred up. I still feel some type of way about it especially since G is so direct. But like everything there are two sides and his direct attitude can be negative and it can be positive. In the video above, it is without question positive. So applaud that man. Applaud The Council. And support good music. Regardless of my situation, i always show love, especially when it is shown back.

Friday, August 12, 2011


As the summer comes to a close, and the colleges begin re-opening their doors to the fresh high school of the only words i can think of IS "progress" or rather progression. I have a YEAR. ONE. Which really is 7-8 months if you add summer and vacation to prove something to myself. NOT only concerning school BUT with basketball, WITH music, and with my own insecurities. Including my body. Well when it comes to all that, i really only have 2 months to get the corrections needed to be done, to get done. And I'm doing a pretty solid job so far but after playing my first game (in the park), i realize i am really rusty. and now really frustrated. but with hard work this frustration may lead to excelling. and by excelling i may get confidence and with confidence my world opens up into a universe and the possibilities become limitless. So regardless of how i feel now, i must know that progress is my friend and TIME is my enemy. So i come

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Patience and Consistency

*The excerpt below was written by Shake from 2dopeboyz

"My only advice? Patience. It’s easy to get all uppity and start saying negative things about the websites, radio DJs, etc when they don’t post your stuff. But you’ve gotta understand that we all have lives of our own. And there are much more artists than bloggers, writers, DJs, etc. Much more! So timing is crucial. I honestly try to take time out to listen to new acts but most of it’s either the same recycle bin shit or it’s obvious there wasn’t much time put into the craft. Technology today makes it so easy for anyone to download an instrumental, record a rhyme using their laptop’s microphone and send an email (or thirty thousand Twitter messages) with a link. I understand the hustle and I understand the desire to be heard, but some folks have an insane false sense of entitlement. Just because you sent something doesn’t mean it NEEDS to be up on the site. When I come across dope new artists I shed light on them. And you can search the site for proof. There is a lot more to running 2dbz than most people think and it takes a load of time out of our daily schedule. So it’s physically impossible to listen to EVERYONE. It just is. That being said… keep making QUALITY music and you’re time will come. Trust."

What shake says above is a big truth in the industry, especially when trying to be put on. It helps me be more relaxed and know that there will be a time frame for me and just like i previously stated when that opportunity comes i have to grab it.

P.S. this is the video that ignited the excerpt:

Ecuador Update

Everybody in my family is sick. Aunt. sick. Mom. sick. Ashley. sick. NOW me. Sick.
Unfortunately... i threw up my life yesterday night. Not the greatest thing in the world (especially to tell) but i've been through worse. I had the biggest headache but now that it's remotely gone i feel much better. I just got a lot on my mind about the up coming weeks, which will change my life drastically. A lot to fit in. A lot to do. The anxiety always stirs up around this time but it's intensified. I've tried to ignore it for most of the summer BUT it's creeping up on me and there's nothing i can do about it. I gotta make sure my schedule is right to fit in everything. Friends and enemies for me will be put on hold or elimanted. Just something i got to do in order to graduate from college and finish off my (first love) basketball career. There's only one shot... a very small window and if i don't cease it, i don't know if my heart will ever let me live it down. So it's time.

Sorry if my tangent/thoughts don't make sense BUT i just needed to release this and come to grips with reality in order to move forward. Right now i'm not where i want to be but once i know where i want to be...i have to figure out how to get there. And i know i don't mention GOD very often, if at all, but for once i'd like his help...

i'll leave it like that

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Question

hey yall,

I know i haven't written an actual entry in a while but i just had something on my mind. I just dropped a new song and video (below) and i must admit it definitely IS, the best one yet. And i'm promoting it like crazy because i have the confidence that this song will impress somebody. But my question is about what about the people it doesn't impress? They're not the haters, who dislike without reason, they are the people who aren't convinced WITH reasons. I sent it to a couple of people who are in a good position musically and they gave me some advice, which i will definitely note when i write new songs. But i just wonder does every new artist worry about this? Do the rappers who are known on blogs, feel this way? Or have they become numb to dislike and continue to do what they're like.

The next and probably last song, i will release before the mixtape is "Dreamchaser" what i would like to think is the official single. I like the song but not sure how much, therefore it makes me question how everyone else will feel when it drops. I've re-recorded it a couple times and have one more re-do to do because i want it to be perfect. I plan on puttig it on itunes and want some OD OFFICIAL ARTWORK as well as an amazing video which might amp what the song lacks, if anything. Lyrically and flow wise it's pretty good, i must say. Roc's production is mellow but smooth. And everyone who has heard it so far says it's dope so maybe it's just me. of course, i want everyone to like it and catch on but it's definitely not easy. I'm sending my songs to blogs all over the place and only a few have posted it and maybe they are the only ones that have read it. WHO KNOWS.

I just can't give up and be persistant and FOCUSED. I can't let my insecurity, which has a been a big problem in the success of my life, get in the way. So now that i got this off my chest...i'm off to chase my dream

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jam Young- My Heart [Official Music Video]

What's good yall? I'm reporting live from Ecuador and wanted to drop in to let all my followers know i just dropped a new video a few days ago. All the visuals you see were shot in Astoria and L.I.C. Queens with a really professional camera. A friend of mine, Michelle, from Brooklyn College shot it, edited it, and helped me get a step closer to my dream so toast to that women. Shout out to POPPEN ENT., The Council, and Ed with the only real cameo. Hope yall enjoy.

Also, look at for more music, interviews, and videos PLUS of course my debut mixtape "A Writer's Dream" plus i will be posting some new music from fellow emcees.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jam Young- My Heart (Produced by Terrence Clayton)

New song...may be on "A Writer's Dream"
Also updated with new pictures and a biography
SPREAD THE WORD...this is the kind of music i can't resist making and listening to

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jam Young & DJ Puerto Roc In The Studio

Remember the "Single" i wrote about a few months back, well here's a preview of what it will sound like. #lego

Honor Roll- Knock, Knock (Who's This)

I edited the video and it's probably my best editing job. I'm pretty proud especially since i only had windows video maker...yea (lol). Enjoy the video. When you click on the youtube video, there is an excerpt explaining how the video came about and what/who "Honor Roll" is.

Crazy Dreams

Hey yall?

Isn't it crazy the things that happen from the moment you fall asleep and wake up. It's like a si-fi story in your mind and it feels so real. Last night i had a dream i was in New Jersey or what looked like jersey (lol) with a girl i really love and a dog. We were in a bank taking out money and she went outside before i finished my transactions and as she walked out i felt something going wrong. I saw these four guys leave right behind her. Next moment i hear my dog outside barking and people screaming. I go check where they are, which is like a caged area with grass, and the men are trying to attack my dog back. No one is doing anything. I save my dog and then look for my girlfriend. She is no where to be found because there are several men now with the same outfit with different people in another outfit. I notice in the corner of my eye she's in like this pink outfit and the men are holding her up but she is barley conscious. I chase after them and try to grab her back. The adrenaline picks up. I start fighting off these guys, the cops are there but doing nothing. Somehow i get her back and put her up against the wall and then start balling. I'm crying trying to get help and do something but can't.

My dream stopped.

To you guys reading the story may not be crazy but you can all relate to having such a crazy dream and when you wake you up it feels intensly real.

Anyway, just wanted to write something.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yippies Performance 1

I'm posting this up as a precursor. I am performing tonight again at Yippies, the first time in a few weeks. I'm going to florida to visit my mother and sisters next week so i want to go out with a bang. Anybody interested in preforming in the future, here is the info:

9 Bleeker @ Yippies Museum Cafe
$4 Fee
Hosted by Scribe the verbalist
Allowed to perform 1-3 songs

Dad's Goatee by Jonathan Andrew

Fuzz buzz cut
perfect Sicilian
square slice
mounted from
under his nose
above his top lip
down the side
like a playground s

Swinging around
firm chin skin
identity confirmation
for me, the
ten year replica
except thinner
and less hairy

“daddy, don’t
you dare shave
again” puberty
deprived voice
box yells. Horror
of hot shaving
cream smothered
like kids using
color pastels,
on his prickly
jaw bone.

I needed
to feel
his garden
when he
kissed me
with warm

Karlovy & Off-City "Turn On The Lights" World Premier

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Jam Young Music
"Rock The Crowd" Shot March 24, 2011 after my first performance in 2 years.

"Man of God" My Submission for a magnum contest that ends in a week

And check out my first video ever on a blog (first one to ever post me)

Some new things:
I made money off of my website
I signed up to Reverbnation without knowing. I will vamp it up also when i get my facebook page going.
I will be performing at Yippes Open Mic on Thursday for the next 3 weeks.
3 songs will be released in the next 3 weeks, if not more.
I had an excellent birthday party at Mcfaddens in the city.
I didn't get a lot for my birthdaybut i did get somegood stuff.
Look out for more entries.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Birthday List...

No particular order:

Californication Season 1-3
Social Network
Gangstar Albums
The Book Theif
A pair of nice earrings (when i officially turn 21 i can where them again lol)
Wiz Khalifa Album
Some money
An expensive bottle of something
Nike Underarmor
Some more money
Singing/voice lesson(s)

This may get longer later.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mr. Dreamchaser


Download link:
Wesbite (Underconstruction):
Cover Art for the song (Done by my friend and engineer Eddie M)

We finally achieving a small piece of the dream

Just to let you guys know Mr. Dreamchaser comes from a song i did over a DJ Puerto Roc beat. It's on the mixtape :)

Jam On IT! 4 Real

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mood Ring Drink: Special Edition (Moscato & Riesling)

These are my favorite wines. Sweet. Tasty. Between 5-12 percent alcohol. Pricing between 6- 15. Well worth it though. Moscato is dessert wine but good to sip at on any occasion. Just thought i'd educate then wine-less souls out there. :) enjoy.

Mood Ring Returns: What I've been watching

Well, hey yall.
I just wanted to point out some shows i've been tuning into that might interest you.
First, starting with Episodes. It's on showtime...first season, only 7 episodes but it is Matt Leblanc's return to TV since Joey. The first episode might not interest you but it gets funnier as you watch. The writing is really good. I think it's hilarious. The acting is pretty good but the dialouge is what really makes it funny.

2. The Cape:
I only saw the first 2 or 3 episodes. A bit over dramatic and i don't necessarily like all the actors or the dialouge but something keeps me wanting to watch. I want to find the episodes i missed to see if it continues to pull interest.

3. East Bound & Down:
If you like vulgarity and douche bags then this is your show. Kenny powers is pretty funny and outrageous. He says everything we think but don't say. The writing and script is great. 2nd season finished in september of 2010. 3rd season should be coming.

4. Mr. Sunshine:
Matthew Perry's return to TV. Obviously i'm a BIG friends fan and like to see how their carrers are post-friends. The show is funny. Not hilarious. But somewhat intersting. Perry's role is a bit different from chandler but his sarcastic lonely self is back.

5. Californication:
Saving thebest for last. Californication is amazing. Painful. Funny. PHENEMONAL writing. I really enjoy it. I'm really into it. If you like writers, hollywood, family, and drama this show is for you (basically for everyone) i can't wait to catch up on the seasons soon. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Is there a Doctor in the house?

Very strange song and video but i still kinda like it. Hope yall do too. Since i don't do a lot of talking on my blog anymore i'm just going to let my videos and whatever else i post speak for itself. And since my team DID not three peat in CUNY (we would be playing in 4 hours) we might need a doctor to seal up the wounds.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Can I Hit In The Morning?

Drake stole my raspy voice. Just for a fact, the original is just J. Cole but this shit knocks. I give the video 8 1/2 out of 10.

Monday, February 14, 2011

401: The FinaL OutlaW

Newest Song Produced by my homie Dj Puerto Roc and Final Outlaw on the vocals

Freestyle videos:

DJ Puerto Roc & Final Outlaw's first collaboration

Last night i was chillen with both of them and i thought i should spotlight them on my blog especially since they dropped a new song like yesterday. The music and videos should speak for themselves. Dude is talented and really inspires me, especially since he's come from nothing. Give him a chance. He also just won 2nd place at the appollo in harlem and will be performing again on the 23rd. Stop sleeping!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Caught in the Life"
Cymarshall Law- One MIllion Miles Away

If you LOVE hip-hop there is no doubt in my mind you will like at least the first verse of this song. Pure dopeness and realness. SO do YOURself a favor and download it.

Anyway, i know i haven't spoken much but i been rather preocuppied or speechless or maybe i just haven't had the right words to say. School just started so another hectic semester begins and one of 3 semesters left in my college (undergrad) career. I should be happy i guess. All things must come to end, so people say, and another new phase. Damn, wasn't freshmen year like yesterday and high school like a week ago. And i'm about to be 21, finally, yet i don't even want it to come yet. Slowly but surely it will. I guess i'm not in the greatest mood especially ignoring my homework to write this but there's nothing much i can do about anything. In the past few weeks/2 months this has happend:

-Fall semester ended, Spring Semester began
-Had a 3.48GPA last semester- far better than i've ever done or expected. No c's.
-I've recorded about 30 songs and 20 of them will be on the mixtape. The rest needs to be recorded.
-A girl i dated in high school for a month is now pregnant "interesting?" lol
-I've caught up to Entourage on season 4
-Sleeping habits are out of wack
-Smoked more than i have in my whole life
-Got a 50 dollar ticket for smoking a black n mild while typsy at 2 in the morning "FUCK THE POLICE"
-Seen the very limited playtime i've received decline into the negatives
-Realized i have a career 35 points in college and a carrer high in points (for a single game) in high school at 18.
-Realized my jump shot has gotten REAL but i'm still too scared to dribble or play point guard and everyone concerning basketball has little to no faith.
-Someone said to me today "you have balls for staying on the team after not playing. I would of quit"
-Bought production from DJ Puerto Roc
-See my bank account crying for a check
-Become really good friends with Wade and miss my friendship with DV although i am very understanding
-Been teased, abused, and bullied. "Fuck yall niggaz"
-Watched my basketball team fail misreasbly and can only watch.
-Accepting more and more that i hve a girlfriend
-Working my way to publish something someone has never done
-Become a better poet and lyrisct "Thanks Burgess and rap music"
-Lose my therapist after 3 consecutive years of therapy
-Miss my sisters. Hug my sisters. Wanted to kill my sisters.
-Wonder when i get to have my payback
-Hope to read more

I mean that doesn't sum it all up but you can have some more brief insight into my world.

Before i forget in less than an hour my friend Anthony Sideries will become 21, Happy Birthday man.

I would vent but i need sleep. Love you guys who still check the blog and even if you don't.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

2010 Highlight

HOME TEAM: Brooklyn College 4-5
01 John, Amil.......... * 6-11 1-1 3-3 1 1 2 2 16 3 2 0 7 32
02 Hemingway, Ahmad.... * 4-11 0-2 2-2 2 3 5 0 10 3 1 0 4 32
03 Russell, Tyshawn.... * 5-13 2-5 2-4 0 2 2 2 14 3 3 0 2 36
33 Grant, Steven....... * 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 20
52 Cudjoe, Darnell..... * 5-12 0-0 0-2 4 3 7 0 10 1 1 1 2 31
04 Martinez, Jonathan.. 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 5
05 Velasquez, Daniel... 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 0 1 9
12 Shea, Brian......... 0-5 0-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
20 Halton, Keiran...... 4-5 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 2 10 0 0 2 1 28
TEAM................ 4 4 1
Totals.............. 28-68 4-15 9-13 15 13 28 10 69 13 9 3 19 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-34 38.2% 2nd Half: 15-34 44.1% Game: 41.2% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-7 28.6% 2nd Half: 2-8 25.0% Game: 26.7% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 1-4 25.0% 2nd Half: 8-9 88.9% Game: 69.2% 1

Officials: Dan Frascella (R), Brian Leighton, Kevin Boylan
Technical fouls: Potsdam St.-None. Brooklyn College-None.
Attendance: 35
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Potsdam St.................... 22 35 - 57
Brooklyn College.............. 29 40 - 69
Consolation Game of PNC/Ramada Inn Classic at King's College

This game was the highlight of my season in a nutshell. This is the moment i thought i would have a chance to play this year and this really helped my confidence and ever since i've never gone back. I haven't really played or scored in 2011 but if there's one thing that made this special besides some of my teammates, is this moment. Ever since then i've done really well on the court and as long as a few people respect me then i guess that's what i'll take and deal with. The season has gone to shit though but i hope we can get a third ring. As of right now we're 10-11 on a 3 game losing streak. Fun huh? Sometimes we don't get opportunities and i think basketball is a thing of the past now but i'll always love it even if coaches, players, and who ever else try to ruin it.

Side Note: I hadn't really practiced or played in the last week and when i got into the game i got really out of breath and called for a sub so i may have played longer but who knows. I regret taking myself out so much but nothing i can do about it now. Love you basketball, love jonathan

Congratulations Packers

Very few words to say. I'm back bloggers. Congrats to the pack. Sorry Jay, steelers will try next year. GO JETS.