Real J. Wallace: “Waiting for Coretta Scott to King Him.”
A performer with a unique consciousness and hypnotizing beat, blended with San Diego style.
Real J. Wallace, A.K.A Ramel, is a homegrown San Diegan with quite a flair for words. To some who have seen him perform at KAVA lounge or The Ruby Room, you may think that his is a very talented rapper. He is. But he is more than that. He is a writer, a thinker, someone who loves to play around with words and the English language, and someone that doesn’t just perform but actually has something to say.
In Ramel’s new album, the Jah Father: I.VII: Coretta Scott EP, Ramel explores his home roots of San Diego, rapping about the 94 Martin Luther King Freeway and how it relates to his interstate of being. Although he is a hip-hop artist, his music in this album has more of a spoken-word and poetic prose type of vibe, pitted against old jazzy Ronnie Laws samples.
The Jah Father album is a not only a homage to the MLK freeway and what it has represented in his life living in San Diego, but it is also a love letter to Coretta Scott King, which is his idea of the perfect woman. Real J. Wallace will be performing his Coretta Scott short story at Graffiti Beach, Friday the 18th, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To R.S.V.P. for this event click here!
Written by Corrinne Bollendorf