J-Kronic creates an innovative, energetic, feminine, hip-hop vibe when she graces the mic. This young lyricist unites her battling lyrics, with an occasional twist of R&B, producing her personal, yet crowd pleasing cuts. Her trials and tribulations on the streets paired with her passion for hip-hop inspired J-Kronic to begin writing and emceeing. On her own at the age of sixteen, this strong-minded emcee was forced to fend for herself. In sharing her life experiences through songs, she aims to heighten the awareness of listeners surrounding the issues of urban centered youth and entertain. Her debut album, On the Grind, was independently released and distributed in 2007. Her passion-filled songs tell of a young woman coming to age, the urban city life, day-to-day struggles, change, and dreams. She tells of the real life experiences of an urban young woman, touching on everything from partying to politics. Album collaborations include artists Adrian Adel, Liv Warfield, Trafek, West Side Bugg, Kartoon and Mr. J Greene. Production on the album was handled primarily by Trafek, Mr Jay, and Chris Finster.
Five years prior to the albums release, J-Kronic has built up her fan base by performing at community events, hitting up any open mike she can get her hands on and featuring on numerous mix tapes. J-Kronic was the first lady of UNSED (United Street Educators), a hip-hop crew comprised of the infamous Trash Heap, Thief Sicario and herself. She has opened up for artists such as: Gnarls Barkley, Yukmouth, The Alkoholiks, 2 Live Crew, Afroman, N2DEEP, Cool Nutz, IBU, Falling Closer and 36 Crazy Fists. J-Kronic has been a performer at Northwest legendary events like the annual Musicfest NW and Po-Hop. She has had the opportunity to perform in front of audiences from Memphis, to Oakland.
DJ OG One featured J-Kronic on his remix of “Buy U A Drank”. New Femcee International features J-Kronic on their website and on the highly anticipated mix cd, “Doin’ It Big.” Her music was also featured on an internationally distributed, all female mix cd, “The X-Chromosome: International Domination.” The “Licks n Tricks” Lowrider video released in December 2005 featured J-Kronic’s music. She has also been featured on the UNSED mix tapes, “80 Minutes of Filth,” and two albums from Trash Heap. Her song, “I Won’t Stop” was also “Gammed” on Starchile’s Hood Radio on Jammin’ 95.5 and out into regular rotation on his show. Whether she’s shining on stage or recording in the booth, J-Kron devotes her heart and soul to her music.
J-Kronic also landed a lead role in the Street2Studios musical, “Life!” performing five of her original songs in this urban, neo-soul, theatrical production presented in San Francisco and Oakland, California in 2005. In June of 2005 she performed in VOTE show, a selective Las Vegas showcasing of up and coming artists across the United States. In July 2005 the Internal Library of Poetry for outstanding achievement in poetry awarded her the Editor’s Choice Award. J-Kronic competed in the New York International Music Festival and was awarded the honor of “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” in 2004. J-Kron also has experience hosting her own hip-hop radio show on University of Portland’s radio station KDUP1580 available worldwide via the internet.
In addition to being a dedicated performer and songwriter, J-Kronic is also engaged in other aspects of the entertainment industry. She has been featured in commercials & ads for companies like Comcast, Nike, Sprite and Intel. J-Kronic has received studio training in hip-hop, modern, ballet and jazz dance and choreographed for a local dance team as well. J-Kron has successfully met her personal goals due to her determination, raw talent and dedication.
These days you can catch J-Kronic as part of the new female supergroup Rose Bent who released their debut self titled album which is now available featuring the hit single “Lyin In My Face”.
1. On The Grind Ft Adrian Adel
2. Friday Night Ft Mr J Green
3. On The Inside
4. Hands Up Ft Kartoon And West Side Bugg
6. Cutthroat Ft Trafek
7. I Wont Stop Ft Liv Warfield
8. Whos Laughing Now
9. Im That Bitch
10. Go Head
12. Ill Politics
13. In Your Eyes Ft Miss T
14. Stand Up For Life Ft Liv Warfield & Miss T
15. I Know Ft Trafek, Shoboat, & Erin Copeland
J-Kronic Ft Adrian Adel – On The Grind
J-Kronic Ft Kartoon & West Side Bugg – Hands Up
J-Kronic Ft Liv Warfield – I Wont Stop
J-Kronic – Go Head
J-Kronic – Ill Politics
J-Kronic Ft Miss T – In Your Eyes
J-Kronic Ft Trafek, Shoboat, & Erin Copeland – I Know