It is my pleasure to premiere the music video of the homie and rising musician James Johnson better known as J-Rom. I've gotten to know the talented maestro from his frequent visits to BAPE NYC. As stated in prior articles, my sixth sense of "star knowability" is extremely potent so it's not a surprise that he is currently curating such wonders in his respective field.
Hailing all the way from St. Petersburg, Florida the 25 year old instrumentalist made the great escape from his safe haven just 3 years ago to pursue a music career rightfully in the City of Dreams. James states, "I always wanted to depart the town I was born in. Whether it was skateboarding, drawing, admiring fashion in popular blogs, DJ'n records downtown that weren't necessarily in the top 40 hits I was always in a state of evading. When I moved to NYC, I felt like I could be me to the fullest! Being yourself was like Visa Card in the Big Apple, its accepted everywhere."
The clip that you are about to view has been in the making for quite some time now (since last summer to be exact) so it's a real treat to finally be showcasing it. Every single time James would come visit me at my "second floor office" at BAPE, I would ask about the status of the visual and the usual response was that a new edit had to be reinforced. The delays were a blessing in disguise because as you can see now we're premiering the project in grand manner. God's timing can never be faltered!
So without further ado, here is J-Rom's first ever music video for his single "For A Price" directed by Calvin Fowler of Daydream Filmworks. Furthermore, you can catch him performing during the SXSW festivities this year in Texas. Enjoy!
All Photographs Were Taken By The Incomparable Erick Hercules.