My name is JAM which is an acronym for Just A Man. I’m a 1st generation Canadian born and raised in Canada; my parents hail from the Commonwealth of Dominica. Canada is where I currently reside with my wife and children(they are my heart). I have a great team backing me at King of Heaven Records, and I’m finally ready to showcase myself and my talents for the world to see.
2. Do you see yourself quitting music to focus on other things in the near future?
A: Absolutely not! I’ve been doing music for the last 20+ years, if I was going to quit it would’ve been a long time ago. In fact, I plan to keep pushing for years to come.
3.What advice do you have for gospel singers who think it doesn’t pay to be a gospel singer and want to change to secular?
3 A: Honestly, it shouldn’t be about the money but rather the love for the craft. Work the “gifting” it will make room for you to prosper. If the “gifting” isn’t making room, well then in all honestly it probably isn’t your gifting.
4. Tell us about your new single W.G.E
We, my artist director and I, actually collaborated with a producer from Paris named Prince, (check him out on Instagram under the handle @souscalcul) he flew out to Canada and my artistic director, Prince and myself sat down and came up with the premise for W.G.E. We know a lot of things are taking place in the world right now, that seem to point to the end. In reality this is not the end.
5. How Did You Start Music
When I was younger, I heard a song playing on the radio and I thought what absolute trash. I can definitely do this, if these dudes can get away with this I can do this. And I devoted myself completely to advancing myself in this craft.
Do you see yourself quitting music to focus on other things in the near future?
A: Absolutely not! I’ve been doing music for the last 20+ years, if I was going to quit it would’ve been a long time ago. In fact I plan to keep at it for years to come.
8. Have you had any challenges as a Gospel Artiste?
I personally do not identify with that label, I’m an artist who does Gospel. Are there any challenges I’ve had doing gospel music? That is another question and I feel like I’m my own harshest critic. I don’t want to get trapped into the accolades that comes with gospel rap. You’ve heard them before from it’s lame to it’s preachy and I strive to produce a sound that resonates with everyone, a sound of my own. So all of that to say that the biggest challenge I face is me.
9. Any Last Words For Your Fans….
I want everyone out there to stay safe during these tough times. Remember it’s not over until God says it’s over, no matter what it looks like or who says the world’s gonna end. It’s not over till God says it’s over. My latest single, W.G.E is available for free streaming on all media platforms if you haven’t or even if you have support spin the record, drop a like, comment and share. Also, hit me up on Instagram, Facebook under the handle @greatnessnamedjam where you can find out news of upcoming projects or just check out my #sundayserviceannouncements where I drop a quick 16 on Sundays @ 3 EST. Love you all!!