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JPRiZM Pays Homage to the Superhero Genre with Frenetic Music Video That Imagines “What If the Fan Became the Hero'”  -- This is Hip Hop with a Comic-Con Twist
(Published: October 17, 2014)

Rapper JPRiZM Pays Homage to the Superhero Genre with Frenetic Music Video That Imagines "What If the Fan Became the Hero'"  -- This is Hip Hop with a Comic-Con Twist

"An office worker becomes a motorcycle-riding night-time vigilante, on the streets of Crime City"

Writer, Rapper, Singer, Producer, DJ JPRiZM (aka Jared Price) pays homage to the superhero genre in his frenetic music video ‘Vigil N Tea' - in which he imagines "what if the fan became the hero'" This is hip hop with a Comic-Con twist, and JPRiZM imagines himself as a cubicle worker by day, and vigilante superhero by night -- see link below.

Jared finds inspiration in an idealized world where his love of Marvel and DC comic books, video games, sci-fi, music-related technology and escapism fuel his creativity. Part Gotham, part Mayberry, JPRiZM immerses himself in a world of "Electro Hop" fantasy...along the way, he takes the nerdcore genre to a cutting-edge new destination.

The Unheard Nerd - Video Presentation  By Will Harrison, 9/2014

JPRIZM Continues to embrace Nerdcore Hip-Hop with a superhero influenced video. Following his distinctly Gorrilazesque video for the track Golem,  JPRIZM is back with a superhero inspired video for the track Vigil N Tea (Vigilante) which finds the emcee battling for good whilst referencing his influence from comics and pop culture.

The Record-Journal  (Meriden, CT) -
CD review by Jim Pasinski 10/2014

From Boston comes the self-proclaimed "Electro-hip hop" artist JPRiZM with his latest release "Mindwalker." His love for comics and science-fiction his heard in his lyrics as he imagines what it would be like "if the fan became the hero." JPRiZM wrote, performed and produced all of the music on the album himself. The new ten-song release begins with the smooth vocal delivery of "Writer's Block," before he delivers the album's first single "Vigil N Tea." JPRiZM rolls out lyrics as fast as he can amongst a simple beat as you feel his love of the comic vigilantes. He gets into a R&B groove on "Planes 2 Sea," before opening up the dance floor for the eighties retro-pop sound of "North Star." He slows the beats down for the grooving rhythm of "Golem," before closing with the club beats of "Paradox" and robotic delivery of "Mindwalker." To find out more about JPRiZM and his new album "Mindwalker," please visit jprizm.com .

An ongoing viral video campaign via HIP Video Promo has yielded a growing presence for ‘Vigil N Tea', contributing to a JPRiZM jump to #3 on Reverbnation (and cracking the Top 50 Chart worldwide,) and including such outlets as Video Jams, Blastro, PCMusic, H2o Television, ScreenPlay, ArtistDirect.com, Muzu.tv, Zuus.com and more.

Jared Price lives in a place where the nerds and the cool kids mash up. He's a young star on the rise, a quirky new force in what he describes as ‘Electro-hip hop' (or ‘Electro Hop,') and he's emerged as a wicked-cool live EDM performer as well. As the name suggests, he thinks of himself as a ‘prism' - multi-faceted, and a reflection of the world around him (not to mention the colorful landscape of his spectacular daydreams).

As JPRiZM, he has managed to bridge the gap between hardcore and Nerdcore. His writing starts with the beats and his embrace of futuristic sounds and modern technology keeps him ahead of the curve, both on stage and in the studio. For example, he recently performed two opening DJ sets for rap icons Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (and their hardcore hip hop fans,) and wowed the crowds with his EDM DJing beats/hi-tech instrumental music mixes; and no swearing, all clean, at a hip hop event.

His diverse indie pop-meets-hip hop ‘Mindwalker' album was soft-released last year via social media, for a limited time only. It is now available nationwide. A brief college radio campaign saw the album hit #6 on the CMJ Hip Hop chart. Listen via Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/2H5kXQgdiBSYD6gBDoIrzO

The ‘big picture' of this young artist, and where he came from, is articulated via this lengthy on-camera interview by acclaimed journalist James Sullivan (former music editor of The Boston Globe):

Watch highlights of JPRiZM's recent Redstar Union Live performance in Cambridge, MA:

JPRiZM Biography:
JPRiZM is a fresh name on the Boston music scene, blasting onto it with his debut album "Mindwalker." Check it out and you'll hear cool jams from a man whose head is crammed full of ideas, someone who casually breaks through genre boundaries. But it's not as if the artist who was born Jared Price has just arrived, either. Before he decided to leap in front of a mic and become JPRiZM - to write lyrics, sing, rap and perform - the teenaged Price recorded and released instrumental music under the names Ravage Panda, Johnny Foresight and Knobbs. His current (and permanent) name JPRiZM' "That moniker came out because I have such a vast appreciation for different music genres," he says. "And also my name is Jared Price, JP, JPRiZM." As he posts on his Facebook page: "Prisms look different every time you look at them. Always changing. Depends on which way the light is hitting it at the time. With me, on any given day, I might be into EDM, hip hop, indie pop or trip hop." "I have a huge love affair with synthesizers. Pads, Moog sounds - that's what really gets me going, music-wise, as a creator." His early musical influences were not well-known artists, per se, but the accompanying music on Sonic and Sega Genesis games. "A strange non-conventional place," he says, with a soft laugh. "The music playing in the background while I was jamming out with the joysticks really motivated me to want to make my own music. That's when I feel the most alive, when I'm jamming out to some spacey sounds." As JP got older, he says, "I started to appreciate music, like as a student. The groups I had listened to for lyrics were A Tribe Called Quest and de la Soul. Also for the rhythmic melodies that they had, and the different beats. It was fresh to me, new ideas." The creation of "Mindwalker" started as instrumental album, but evolved into an album with vocals: "I just kind of did some subtraction and made some space for my voice to be heard." What, you may wonder, is a mindwalker' "A mindwalker is basically an ambassador to curiosity," says JPRiZM. "Just to be able to bring yourself to another place that you never thought you could go, to expand your creative bounds." JPRiZM likes spacey instrumental passages, dreamy synth lines, electronic beats, uplifting vocals and killer hook. He writes songs about exploration, about nature, about the search for love. And songs with science fiction themes and tall tales with those aforementioned comic book heroes. He's not singing or rapping about gold chains, drug-dealer dreams and babes with big booties. "I don't feel that you need to do that in order to get your ideas across," JPRiZM says, "that in order to be creative, that you need to go to that place in order to make something great. As long as you have a good story to tell and you have good melody and you have good flow to what you're saying - and foremost having good musicality with it - I think you can get your message across." JPRiZM was a one-man band, recording all the parts on "Mindwalker." "I just call it one big smorgasbord of fascination, just a wheel of fortune, just always changing. I'm always experimenting and trying to pull different things together. So it's definitely like a Jackson Pollock approach to music. It's like throwing stuff up there, and seeing what happens." The album is a collection of indie pop, hip hop and EDM songs. The college music market discovered JPRiZM and has shown its love for his sound as his Minwalker album climbed to #6 on the hip hop charts, a strong debut for any new indie artist. Being from Boston is important to JPRiZM - but he's thinking worldwide "and being able to connect with people from all over the world who share my interests, and to share my appreciation for the music that I've loved and to have aspirations to create. Once my album dropped I had a lot of fans from all over the globe." With the kinetic and diverse "Mindwalker" out there and his tight-knit band behind him, JPRiZM has been launching his live music set, playing both live music and spinning as a DJ. "I'm out of my base cave to show the world what I do." JPRiZM is confident, but not cocky. "The hope is to touch everything," he says. "To continue to produce other acts, to electrify audiences with my own live artistry as a rapper-singer-songwriter-musician. To also touch the world of instrumentals, whether it be through film scoring or to just put out my own beats. To be a part of different art ventures. Just to touch everything, to bring other artists to my record label and put out some of the acts that I appreciate, the sounds that I love and enjoy."

Visit: http://www.jprizm.com/
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Visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDuYsgXQgP6lcTh66YVmmGA

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