brotha James is a musician, a speaker and an entrepreneur. Utilizing the many powers of individual empowerment and mindfulness, he’s built a life full of passion, power and purpose. His passion is to create and present musical messages all over the world: “It’s been living inside of me since I can remember. I consider myself very fortunate to have re-united with it in my late 20’s,” brotha James reveals.
From 2010 to 2014, he built a business in the real estate branding niche, and then partnered the business, creating a horizontal/passive income that allowed him to start and be immersed in his musical messages brand.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures from 2010 to 2014, brotha James played over 500 live shows across the country as a percussion player and rapper in the band FUNKTION. However, at the end of 2012, the band disbanded and he decided to go solo. “The journey of becoming a solo musician known as a looper was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” brotha James readily admits. “I had no idea what I was doing. I could barely play guitar; I had not been allowed to sing in the band; and my understanding of technology was minimal. It’s been a steep learning curve.”
In 2015 brotha James officially launched his solo career, targeting three markets–schools, individual empowerment events, and the traditional music circuit of clubs and festivals. His message to all audiences is the same: be a dreamer, be animalistic in pursuit of those dreams, be good to yourself and others, and be grateful.
His newest project is developing and sharing musical affirmations: short, catchy, positive musical messages which inspire and empower his listeners to be grateful, believe in their dreams, and take charge of their lives.
His music is a combination of danceable beats and empowering lyrics. His ability to create songs, which embody the core points of his message , truly drive his beliefs home for audience members and leaves them remembering the power they felt during their time with brotha James.
He writes and records original music that appeals to all of his audiences. Both kids and parents love to listen to because it lifts them up. They can feel the passion brotha James has for his life through his music. Parents can also feel good about letting their kids listen to it. This creates a unique experience and opportunity for parents and kids to connect. Whether families are on their way to school, soccer practice, or a family vacation, there will be times the family will want to listen to music together. brotha James hopes to offer adults, kids, and families a different option: music that will empower them to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Making music that helps to empower even just one person is a constant reminder to brotha James to strive to become the best version of himself. The further he ventures down this path, the more he realizes how important it is to know himself and follow his dreams. He says it’s not about the destination but about creating a journey that’s worth recording. “It sometimes takes failing and feeling the pain to find out who we are and how to move forward,” muses brotha James. He says his music is a beacon to himself, a reminder to be kind, grateful, and passionate.
“A fulfilling life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, it’s measured by the moments we experience that take our breath away!”– James Dean