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Jonah Melvon is an Oakland legend with dreams to keep holding the game upon his shoulders. Singing, rapping, mentor to young cats, business owner, entrepreneur, activist, and connector Jonah lives and breathes -‘The Bay’. His music draws people to him with a familiar flare that makes people fall in love with his smooth swag. Old school soul with a heart to stand on the cutting edge of music, Jonah brings crowds back time and time again.
Described as a cross between Common and Musiq Soulchild, with charisma that can not be defined comes Oakland legend, Jonah Melvon. Setting the tone for one epic year with 2 singles from his new album, ‘Rain Water Project.’ The soulful new singles, “What’s Good For You” and “Mom and Pops” come just in time for the first and most pertinent holiday of the year, MLK Day 2019. Both being huge grooves, “What’s Good For You” and “Mom and Pops” shine in Jonah’s ability to create rich experiences through his art, providing good ol’ soul food or soul music, as it is often called. “Mom and Pops” takes us to a hopeful time in the future where we as a culture support our own. While “What’s Good For You” meshes Spoken Word, Hip Hop and Soul Music into one dope recipe filled with food for thought.
Having played with Miguel, Goapele, Ledisi, T.I., EPMD, Black Eyed Peas, and Heiro (just to name a few), as well as tearing up the Oakland’s underground scene. Jonah Melvon is back to making waves in an oftentimes monotonous industry. By making passionate music with an unwavering commitment to excellence, Melvon has been able to carve out a lane of his own, all while keeping it cutting edge and true to self.
Whisper his name in any circle around ‘The Bay’ and people remember his poetic delivery and the first time they got caught up in the experience he brings with every show. Whether at a festival, in an underground club for locals or on the big stage Jonah Melvon’s performance is the same, Brilliant, and cannot be ignored. Get familiar with The Bay Area legend through “Rain Water Project,’ available now on all digital streaming platforms.
ATR is presenting to the world a collection of 22 tracks of his debut “Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded) 11:11. The songs are unique and display his wide range of musical skills. A recent interview on Hip Hops Revivals site (hiphopsrevival.com). It discusses his sophomore album,”Igloos On My Beach” (reloaded) 11:11. The EP is classified as head bob music and has received over 80K for impressions on Twitter in its first-week release. This album will take you through all the seasons from fall to summer.
ATR embodies what perseverance is. He exemplifies what it means to be “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” ATR is persistent, has tenacity, determination, and the musical talent to have staying power in this talent-filled music industry. He has displayed continued effort to catch the “wave” he once had with 3 million votes and two top-rated songs on BET.com Ya Heard.
“A million people will like my music and a million won’t. Hopefully, some of the millions that like it, are decision makers.”
With ATR’s deep roots in music derive from his dad and uncles (Brotherly Love) who graced the 1972 Billboard charts with their #16 hit record “Momma’s Little Baby Love Lovin.” ATR’s music has a multi-regional feel by being born in Oklahoma City, growing up in Los Angeles, spending time in Brooklyn, New York absorbing the hip-hop culture and living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The competition of trying to surpass my family’s Billboard Charting mark of #16 continues to drive me as an artist. The legacy of the “Jackson” name itself makes ATR want to thrive and bring it back to international prominence.
In the early part of his career, James “Popeye” Greer; who managed Mint Condition’s first two gold albums, guided him on the right path with mentorship. ATR has performed internationally in Cancun, Mexico at the Baja Club, along with his last performance in Queens, New York at a Power 105.1 “Artist Showcase.” Also, he appeared on MTV Overdrive when he opened up for MTV Overdrive’s host Krishnar at Universal City’s BB Kings.
Although ATR’s passion is music, he enjoys giving back to the community by working with at-risk youth. He became a “custodial guardian, ” in order for this African-American teenager to finish his education. He didn’t want this young man to move back into a gang-infested area on the west side of Chicago. ATR started an educational program titled R.E.A.L (Reaching Every Academic Level) which is for students who struggle academically or socially. This entertainer has had the opportunity to captivate many teenage audiences with performances across the Twin Cities of Minnesota, with his ties to education and inspiring youth. ATR symbolizes what a person who comes from “the struggle” can do if they persevere in life.
ATR’s music is making its way across the world wide web including the singles, “I Know Better” and “Close.” Currently, it is in rotation on various platforms like; Dj Nothin Nice radio and Dj Show’s Plan-A- radio based in Los Angeles, CA. The “Drinks In The Air” video has appeared on TheCool TV 30 times. Also, it has been viewed in over 500,000 viewers’ homes across the United States.
Listen to “IGLOOS ON MY BEACH” HERE