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"J.ARTiz"
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SHORT BIO

Josh Runnels, creatively known as J.ARTiz, is a Chicago native who is a vocalist, writer, band leader, community organizer plus more.

 

Self expression through harmonic vocals, rap and spoken word poetry are the main mediums in which he learned to tell his own story. J resides in both Chicago and Columbia, MO contracting with youth & art related programs while also recording, performing live music along with other art collaborations.

J. performs multi-facedly from one man, up to 12 people on festival stages blending genres while using versatility in rhyme, poetry and soul vocalism

 

J has shared the same stages as world renown artists such as: Chaka Kahn, John Batiste, Tank & the Bangas, Color Me Badd, Tech N9ne, Chance The Rapper along with others.

 

Former male vocalist of "FutureSoul" band , "Loose Loose", and founder of "MO' Soul Collective", J seeks to continue inspiring a larger movement of cultural art, black liberation, higher consciousness and Afrofuturistic inspiration amongst the population of youth/ young adult communities and beyond.

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MUSIC

"BLINDED"

Blinded

"Ambient, reflective, proverb-like rhythm, poetry with soul vocal"

"COME HOME"

Come Home

"A powerful song that reminds us of our roots, family, and cultural and ethnic heritage."

"FEEL THE LOVE"

Feel The Love

"Funk meets Rhythm and Soul and then takes a turn into psychedelia rock/hip hop bars to complete a harmonic fusion of genres to execute the theme of this song."

CONTACT

Management
Josh Runnels
573.476.8014 
jrunnels.art.edu@gmail.com


Booking 
Josh Runnels, ARTiz P2 LLC
573.476.8014
jrunnels.art.edu@gmail.com


Publicist
Amanda McCauley, Indoor Recess Inc.
amanda@indoorrecess.com

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