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JEAN PIERRE – A UNIVERSAL MESSAGE

April 8, 2010

CAT NO: ELEMENTCD001
BARCODE: 6009807230287
LABEL: KMD/ALL ELEMENTS

Thozamile…

It’s the name given to Jean-Pierre by his Xhosa speaking work colleagues. It refers to someone who is observant & intelligent, and translated into English it means to be respectful & humble. This is almost an exact reflection of the character & personality of Jean-Pierre – and subsequently forms the foundation of his creativity & musical orientation.

After a decade of ‘grass roots’ level Hip Hop activity with rap groups Ill Minded Society, Native Sons, & School of Thought, Jean-Pierre emerged on the general music scene as a open minded & eager musician. Already well respected & well known within his own genre Jean-Pierre explored new horizons & became an artist instinctively aligned to collaborations with other genres. This lead to the creation of Supadan, the fresh Cape Town band that certainly shaped the direction & future of music within the Mother city (Cape Town).

With Supadan Jean-Pierre performed his unique urban styled soul Hip Hop on almost all the stages of live venues in Cape Town as well as numerous music festivals. Hip Hop has long been seen as a genre filled with positivity & Jean-Pierre follows in the footsteps of Hip Hop legends ‘Public Enemy’ ; ‘Mos Def’ ; and Cape Town’s own ‘POC’…

Now as a solo musician it could be said that Jean-Pierre has laid the foundation for a new sub-genre within rap music. He incorporates a talented group of young musicians known as ‘The All Elements Band’ to interpret his music live on stage. In addition to his live band Jean-Pierre has also included the soulful voice of singing sensation Garth Links into his outfit for performances. Jean-Pierre has succeeded in fusing Jazz & Reggae into his music in such a way that it makes for an extremely exciting listening experience for lovers of any music genre.

TRACKLISTING
01. INTRO
02. GATEKEEPERS
03. A UNIVERSAL MESSAGE
04. EMPLOY TO EXPLOIT
05. THE INDIE
06. I’M THE STORYTELLER
07. DAAI VERSE CITY
08. MENT JOU MET DIE SEMEL DAN EET DIE VARKE JOU OP
09. DOS IS OLD CAN YOU BREAK THE CODE
10. SHOW HER LOVE
11. ELEMENTAL P
12. YES I’M AFRICAN
13. UNDER THE NEW SUN
14. ALT TO CHANGE THE WORLD

MANAGEMENT

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