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Posts Tagged ‘J. Nolan’

#NewMusic: J. Nolan – “Blowing Up” featured on “Vinyl Destination”

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

J.Nolan Promo 1

Readers of GFM should be familiar with the great work of J. Nolan he’s one of those emcees where an old head like me gets to the place that he’s getting ready to revert to the old and tired “back in my day” I reminded that quality and skill not only reside in yesteryear they are very much a part of the now.

The latest from J. Nolan “Blowing Up” (prod. d.C. soulplusmind) just debuted on the most recent episode of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s travel show, Vinyl Destination(which is one of our favorite shows around GFM HQ). This marks the 4th episode of Season 3 and additionally features cameos from DJ Babu, Skillz, DJ Ferno, and Dayne Jordan. All music in the show is handpicked by Jeff and his team. What a well-deserved placement for an artist who has been working hard at his craft and we know that great opportunities like this are only the beginning.

Checkout the episode(“Blowing Up” hits around the 8:15 mark)

#NewMusic – Fresh & Local (J.Nolan, G-Lo the Lion, & JusThoughtZ ) prod. by Kuddie Fresh

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

This single is leading the charge for the forthcoming release Fresh & Local, Vol. 1. by the collective of the same name

“Tear Drops” is the debut single from the group dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, spiritual unrest, and the fine lines between creativity and commerce. Many of us experience these things, but in order to save face in the public, we choose to hold in our insecurities and personal issues. In this song, the group simply asks, “Why don’t you let your tears drop?” They do just that in a venting session, produced by Kuddie Fresh.

Indeed! #Growns you should definitely give this a spin and get into the sounds!!!

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New Music: J.Nolan – Building Utopia (Official Video)

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Folks we’ve said it time and time again in within and outside the confines of these pages: Great music lives, it’s out here, it’s not all status quo and J. Nolan has been one of the most consistent examples of that sentiment. His latest output is no exception. Press play and share!

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#NewMusic: J. Nolan – “Shield of Faith”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


As J. Nolan lays forth his stated creative intention “…my aim is to provide more substantial music that speaks to the internal struggles of our time and to be a better example with the voice that Hip-Hop has enabled our generation to have.” We here at GFM could not agree more and count it as our obligation to present a voice such as J. Nolan who has been countering the numerous assumptions that many of my(often cynical) generation re: Hip Hop circa 2014.

What I encourage us Growns (of every generation) to do when presented with an offering such as “Shield of Faith” is to listen, feel, and as so moved share. That’s something that we can all do that in the power of the aggregate is extremely substantial.

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J.Nolan – Sharpen the Sword (Official Video)

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Something to get your Monday going… a new video for “Sharpen The Sword,” from J. Nolan’s Chaos Theory project released last year. Shot by Z1TheEssential. Song produced by Yung B Da Producer. Download at:

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New Music: J.Nolan- “The Archetype” EP

Monday, January 30th, 2012

GFM Fam a great voice in Hip Hop is out with a new EP and we really think you should scroll down and hit that play button and tell someone if they don’t know about J.Nolan. The set consists of 5 songs, completely produced by Reese Jones. Reese is an 18 year-old producer from Virginia Beach, VA and is currently attending Howard University. The EP was completed in a span of about 9 days which just goes to show with the vibe and the players are right it doesn’t always take long to produce a quality production.

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J.Nolan- “Exhibit Reese” (prod. Reese Jones)

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Late last month we put you on to a hot one by GFM Fave J. Nolan and now he’s back with the lead single from his new EP entitled The Archetype. The project is a collaboration between J. Nolan and Reese Jones an 18 year old producer from Virginia who is currently attending Howard University. The project drops January 16.

J.Nolan- Exhibit Reese (prod. Reese Jones) by manifestmovement

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New Music: J.Nolan- “Time Machine”

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

More great music from GFM fave J. Nolan. Here’s what J.Nolan had to say about this particular release:

Just reaching out to let you know I’ve released a new promo-single called “Time Machine” (prod. oriJanus x Tuelv). It basically serves as a thank you to everyone that’s supported my music this year and is also a precursor for what’s to come in 2012. This song won’t be on any project, but I do have a new EP entitled The Archetype coming on January 16th. I’ll have the single for that out on January 3rd.

Press play below for some musical goodness…

J.Nolan- Time Machine (prod. oriJanus x Tuelv) by manifestmovement