As the world of music continues to evolve, most music artists focus on the quantity of the music they’re producing. Too often, they fail to focus on quality and rather make quantity their focal point. As a result, the effect of the music is highly impacted. This negligence has been a direct outcome of commercialism, managing to take away the real essence of music.
Making the quality of music his priority, Jacob Alexander Spell has been making waves in the music industry. The aspiring Hip-Hop artist, rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer has acclaimed a reputable position in the music world due to dedication to the field. Portraying his devotion to Hip-Hop music, Jacob is a 20-year-old music artist who has just made his entry into the music arena; nevertheless, he has managed to create a wide fan base in this short period of time.
Owner of a Creative Mind
With his music debut with the album, “A Moment Shared,” Jacob has made a notable entry in 2019. The 11-track album includes melodious lyrics with heavy music, something that leaves behind an impact on the listeners. One of the songs that stirred the most hype amongst the listeners was “Fo’ Sho” a definite masterpiece. With his feel-good rap and smooth voice, the album has been a great hit amongst the music industry.
Born in New Haven on February 22, 2000, Jacob had been an introvert. “Ever since I can remember, I have deviated from the norm,” he says. This personality trait could have been a barrier for him, yet, Jacob turned it into his strength. Now known as J. Anomaly in the musical world, Jacob took his alone time as an opportunity to explore music and work on polishing his music writing skills. Taking influence from J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, he filled the void in his life with the help of music.
During his early morning drives to school, Jacob would turn to the radio station 94.3 WYBC. His exposure to music was enhanced through the radio, and that is how he came across Michael Jackson and Motown. Describing himself as a “soulful dude,” Jacob found solace in music, and those musical sessions were something he highly looked forward to every day.
Many young artists often find it difficult to focus on their musical capability due to the lack of support from home. Jacob has been among the few lucky individuals who has a supportive family, who pushed him to follow his dreams and overcome all the obstacles he might find in his way.
Climbing the Stairs to Success
The independent rapper has introduced his record label, known as “Elm to Ivy Records,” to the world. At a young age, Jacob has already created a platform under which he plans to release all his songs, something that many artists struggle with for a long time. The talented artist writes his song lyrics with an aim to produce songs of substance that the new generation can relate to, bringing in a fresh perspective in the Hip-Hop music world.
Followed by the success of his debut album, Jacob is currently working on his sophomore album. “A Moment Lost” which will be releasing in the coming year or so and is highly anticipated by his fans worldwide. The songs focus on every slight detail of Jacob’s journey thus far, whether that be his battle with OCD, his exploration of the human mind, or his search for meaning after outgrowing the traditional molds imposed upon him by society. “With this album, I hope to prove myself as a lyricist, songwriter, and just as an artist in general. Like with everything, I want this current body of work to be better than my last,” says Jacob.
With the belief of “anything is possible,” Jacob has been handling every tiny detail of his song creation from beat selection to lyrics, to promotion, and, finally, to distribution. Even though it often might get a little overwhelming, Jacob has a strong will of acing everything he does. By creating his music from scratch, he does not want to compromise any aspect, hence, keeping his complete focus on the quality of his music.
Wanting to be known as the “Creative,” J. Anomaly is an artist with huge dreams. Rather than being known as just a rap artist or a song creator, he wants to be known for everything he is capable of doing. Besides focusing on music, Jacob has entered the design world as well. Apart from designing his artist merchandise, he aims to design and sell clothing soon.
Wanting to leave behind an impact on the audience, Jacob possesses a creative mind. His journey from recording with the built-in microphone on his computer over beats he created in Garage band, to now owning professional recording software shows that he has come a long way. Even though Jacob has released just one album as of now, his entry in the musical world has been phenomenal. With his 100% focus and dedication to everything he does, Jacob will soon be known far and wide in the world.