Jern Eye has been steadily building his buzz with a slew of releases off his upcoming sophomore release Vision. With response to the new album remains strong from fans and critics alike, Jern hasn’t been resting on his laurels, soaking in the accolades. Instead, Jern has put in serious work, creating a 20 track pre-album mixtape titled The Eye Exam featuring a number of unreleased, rare, and remixed tracks with a few joints from the album thrown in for good measure.
With the mixtape’s first release, “Champion,” Jern sets things off right. !llmind is at the helm, and his masterfully produced strings and hard drums lay down a perfect backdrop for the three emcees to get to work. Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples sets the pace, stepping up to the plate first and delivering as usual. Jern Eye spits next, continuing to display a lyrical prowess, with lines like “Persevere through the elements / Rain homey, killing sh*t / Visualize the pinnacle, see myself living it.” Add Noelle Scaggs for a flavorful hook, round out the song with a stellar verse from Nightclubber Lang of Boom Bap Project and the formula for a head-nodding track is complete. Jern Eye’s newest album, Vision, will be available October 13th via MYX Music Label.
Check out another track from Vision: “So And So” featuring Guilty Simpson, produced by MYX Music label mates Keelay & Zaire: http://media.audibletreats.com/Jern_Eye-So_and_So_feat_Guilty_Simpson_Prod_by_Keelay_and_Zaire.mp3
Los Angeles native Jern Eye began crafting his skills early on at freestyle battles in famous L.A. clubs. Jern formed the staple west coast group, Lunar Heights, with friend and fellow emcee Spear Of The Nation shortly after high school, and the group eventually migrated north to Oakland to join the Bay Area’s flourishing independent hip-hop scene. Once in the Bay, the group was joined by Khai Sharrieff as they began making a name for themselves opening for a number of well known groups, including Crown City Rockers, The Pharcyde, The Procussions, and more. The group subsequently released their solo effort, Crescent Moon, to high acclaim. Jern followed three years later with his solo debut, Authentic Vintage, in 2006, and toured with Hieroglyphics and Living Legends as a result of the album’s success. Jern Eye’s sophomore album, Vision, features production from !llmind, Jake One, Keelay & Zaire, DJ Vinroc, Def Supreme, Phil Jahns, and Artek, and collaborations with artists Cali Agents, Mistah F.A.B., Zion I, Guilty Simpson, Nightclubber Lang, and more looks to make the case for Jern’s upward movement as a legitimate hip-hop talent on a national level. Vision will be available October 13th via MYX Music Label.
About MYX Music:
MYX Music Label was founded in 2007 by industry veteran Karim Panni of the Boom Bap Project (Rhymesayers Entertainment). MYX Music Label is under the umbrella of MYX TV, which is the only music and lifestyle channel dedicated to the Asian American community. Distributed nationally, MYX TV showcases the hottest major label and independent content as well as dynamic original programming that fuses fashion, comedy, and culture. MYX Music Label integrates the newest technology while developing innovative digital distribution and promotion strategies to service their artists. The MYX Music Label was created for the sole purpose of using the MYX TV visual network platform to promote the finest independent hip-hop and urban music. MYX Music Label’s ambitious release schedule for 2009 includes groundbreaking works from production duo Keelay & Zaire, D.Black, Jern Eye, and Kam Moye aka Supastition. Also, adding to their versatility as a label, MYX Music Label DVD releases include The Nutshack, Built From Skratch, Str8 Laced and Slanted Comedy, which features today’s top Asian American comedians For more information on MYX Music Label, please visit http://www.myxmusiclabel.com
“Champion” Feat. Rakaa Iriscience, Nightclubber Lang & Noelle Scaggs (Prod. By !llmind):
“Get Down” produced by Keelay & Zaire:
Jern Eye Interviews Zumbi Of Zion I: