J Savvy-Delray Beach, FL
J Savvy, of Delray Beach, is South Florida’s hope for the next generation of street-wise Southern Hip Hop with conscious messages. Growing up in the streets of Miami, J Savvy learned how to survive quickly. Although the streets of South Florida can be violent, he learned to value survival through thinking intellegently. This reflects in his music, ranging from “Southrageous” smoking grooves to serious tracks with political agendas about racism and police brutality.
J Savvy is currently working on his debut album “High On Life”, expect lots more from him soon! Learn more at http://jsavvy.com
“I support people, People Support.” – J Savvy
“’…on a musical mission to pull Hip Hop music up out of the slump””
“Raw, thoughtful music that pierces the soul”
Jenson Beach, FL
Los Angeles, CA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Delray Beach, FL
Anyone that recognizes and supports unfiltered and uncensored lyricism can easily appreciate J Savvy’s passion and talent. His gritty, raw, conscious lyrics via his clear cut raw delivery slice beats out of recognition, and will leave even the most avid listener hitting the rewind button over and over again. He is unapologetically different; saying what so very many are afraid to. His inspiration stems from powerful poets such as Tupac, Bone Thugs, OutKast, Scarface, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, The Roots and Royce Da 5’9 among others.
Residing in South Florida, 29 year-old Joshua Ariza, better known as J Savvy, made his mark among the freshman class of lyricists at a very young age. He developed a strong taste for hip hop and began writing his own songs in middle school. Josh began to pursue music in high school under the name J Savvy and began recording songs with his friends, a pair of twin producers later to be known as The Psyclones. While attending high school he met Jean Fitzgerald (Mic Sorc) and Mackeral, together they formed TriBoro. The other members influence of conscious style rhymes left a lasting impression on J Savvy, inspiring him to expand his perspective and writing abilities to leave audiences with a deeper message.
In 2008, J Savvy dropped his first mixtape titled “Southrageous”. He distributed over 7,000 hard copies to eager fans and generated more than 1,700 downloads on various music download sites. It was that success and support that inspired J Savvy to focus on his first EP titled “High On Life”. Both projects feature the musical genius of The Psyclones.
On April 20, 2011 J Savvy released his All Day Every Day mixtape, a collection of smoked out and smooth jams. The next year he followed up with fresh remixes and new songs on All Day Every Day 2.0.
J Savvy’s talent has allowed him to share the stage with DJ Khaled, Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony, Rittz, Field Mob, Mos Def, ¡Mayday! and Ace Hood.
He has earned recognition in the music industry by landing placements on internationally broadcasted television programs such as MTV’s G’s To Gents and True Life, NBC’s Bionic Woman, and independent films The Challenger and Suicide Dolls. Reminding his critics of his skills and street cred, J Savvy has proven time and time again that his gift of speech is also his gift to reach.