Riding high from his awe inspiring performance at Audible Treat’s showcase at Southpaw in Brooklyn, Jern Eye caught up with the folks at Ignantwitted right after the show for a candid interview touching on topics ranging from his group Lunar Heights, his sophomore album Vision, and much more. Ignantwitted has done interviews with various emcees including Saigon, Cormega, Exile, and Kay Slay to name a few and their list of questions was extensive and equally intuitive. When asked how he was enjoying NYC after his first performance there, Jern responded, “NYC is hip-hop, everywhere you look is hip-hop, this is the mecca for that music and it feels good for a California kid to be out here repping.” Other topics touched upon are the actual origins of Jern’s name, where Jern reveals that it was a spin-off from his graffiti tag name from back in the day. The interview also ventures into the development of Vision, changing the game one track at a time, and of course thanking the fans for all the love and support. Make sure to check out the video and Jern Eye’s new album, Vision, is now available everywhere via MYX Music Label.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4j8XVkAZ2s
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 is available now 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