Jskillz, Positive Vibes Only

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Emcee/songwriter/producer Justin Thomas, Jskillz, began pursuing his music career in 2005 as a part of a Rap and R&B group he founded called Midtown Underground in Davenport, Iowa. Jskillz started his foray into rap freestyling with friends and was encouraged by positive responses to try his hand at writing and producing his own material. Once Midtown Underground was formed, the group became well known in the local Rap scene and were signed to Ensemble Records. The group’s most popular record was This Is Midtown and they released five singles and a mixtape before eventually separating and venturing off into solo projects.

As a solo artist since 2006, Jskillz has released several mixtapes and singles but it wasn’t until 2011 that he decided it was time to take his career to the next level by releasing an album on his own independent label M.T.U. REC. (Must Think Unique Records). His debut album Nothing to Lose was released on December 27, 2011 to rave reviews and Indie Music Reviewer Magazine gave the album four out of five stars. The attention from the first single, The Sideline, garnered Jskillz’s first international feature story in the magazine Mr. Dreamz. The music video for the single A Million Ways To Love You, released on November 23, 2012, was heavily touted in the blogosphere.

The 2012 Datpiff sponsored collaboration EP Great Minds Think Alike with Jarrod Connor (J.C.) received a bronze award for gaining over 25,000 downloads in 4 weeks. Jskillz follow up EP Man in the Mirror (2013) featured the single Mirror, Mirror that resulted in positive reviews. His latest project Positive Vibes Only is slated for a 2015 fall release and two singles have already hit the airwaves. 90’s Kid and Taste of Victory have been trending across Reverbnation and social media. Jskillz has been featured in a variety of publications including NIJI Magazine’s Artist Spotlight, Music Buzz Magazine, and Endee Magazine. He’s Rippin Rhymes Magazine artist of the month for May 2013.

Official Website: www.jskillz1.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/timeizmoney1
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jskillz1
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/jskillz1
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/JSKILLZ/94642659276
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jskillz1

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