Written by Bryson "Boom" Paul
An artist’s first project is always a defining moment.
Made in Dallas, emerging recording artist DJ J Long enters the next phase of his career seeking the same success he accumulated as a popular regional DJ. After building high expectations with a buzzworthy performance last February’s Dallas Cypher among several of Dallas’ elite rhymeslayers, J Lon seizes the moment with the release of his debut effort, properly-titled, Patience & Perseverance.
The eight-track first impression displays a slick-talking, well-aware and diverse new artist with the ability to tap into different styles on-command depending on the track’s designated tone. The collection provides backstory on the Heart & Hustle Clothing creator between the hustler’s ambition and party-starter. While short and sweet, it’s easy to identify DJ J Lon is at the beginning of his quest and concludes with exciting anticipation of what’s to come in the next chapter.
J Lon on making Patience & Perseverance:
“My love for life inspired this project. I feel its a step in my purpose. My trials and triumphs that lead me to this point and molded me to become who I am. You can expect some fly ass woke shit, pain with some playa vibes. It’s got a cool and conscious energy, I hope you learn something or at least just jam.”
From review, DJ J Lon is astute in Hip Hop with the potential to be phenomenal shall he remain steady on his current course and naturally evolve creatively through experience. His story is intriguing and the debut project is the perfect beginning for any new discoverer. The project’s notable mentions include “Fly Rebel” and “Bizzy At 4AM”. Kariel Soulbird, Classik Mussik, Rakim Al-Jabaar, Young Brown, Da’llas G, A Lon, C Polk co-stars.