Liberated Muse member Stevie's Soul who is celebrated photographer Stevie Robinson introduced the Liberated Muse social network to the image of JimiJames in late 2008 after she met the rising songstress at the I Got Soul Conference in TX last summer. Robinson, who is the official "Photographer to the Indie Stars" has photographed such indie luminaries such as Yazarah, Sy Smith, Deborah Bond, Navasha Daya of Fertile Ground, Eric Roberson, and more. On top of being someone with a great eye, Robinson also has a great ear for talent.
KCRW 89.9 FM Radio DJ Garth Trinidad tagged JimiJames as one of the top artists to look out for in 2008. Trinidad originally premiered JimiJames The Truth on his highly respected syndicated radio show Chocolate City in Southern California. By the end of 2007, the album had been featured on Sirius Satellite radio’s #1 rated Hip-Hop Nation music segment (DJ Jamad’s Afromentals), and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) had requested that JimiJames submit The Truth for GRAMMY consideration.
James is eclectic like the fabulous Janelle Monae but sexy punk as well with a soulful funk vibe that reminds you of what the product would be if Prince and Teena Marie had a baby. Her song "Everything" will be on rotation on http://www.liberatedmuse.com/ so you can check her sound out for yourself.
You can also check her out at the American Music Urban Inaugural Ball. Visit HERE for details. You can also check out the blog The Black Gentleman Quarterly to find more listings of balls that will be taking place in the coming week.