JSWISS Addresses Ironic Celebrity For Victims of Police Brutality on “Famous”

Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner. Their names have reached the notoriety of some pop stars, but sadly for all the wrong reasons. That’s the premise behind hip hop artist, JSWISS‘ fiery new single “Famous”, the storyteller’s potent submission to a conversation that sounds as loud today as ever in the history of the United States.

The concept is a new take on an issue that has existed for decades and has become a hot topic during the past several years as documentation of police brutality has become more accessible. Artists expected to reflect the times have publicly lent their voices to the discussion through social media and protest songs, but as a person who doesn’t waste words, on public platforms JSWISS has kept relatively quiet on the subject until he could contribute something new and of value to the conversation.

“What finally struck me was the laundry list of victims names — from adults with futures still ahead of them to kids who hadn’t even fully developed an identity — known by millions throughout the United States and internationally, not for what they’ve done with their lives, but for what was done to them,” says JSWISS.

You can watch the lyric video for “Famous” above and find the song — which features guitarist/producer Marcus Machado and spoken word artist Dasan Ahanu — on all major music platforms.


NEW MUSIC: “Karma” ft. Karen Bernod & Dasan Ahanu (Prod. By Daniel Crawford)


“Karma” is the first single off of JSWISS’ upcoming ALLCAPSNOSPACES EP, which is dropping this summer. Produced by Jazz/ R&B keyboardist Daniel Crawford (played with Raphael Saadiq, Omarion, etc.), this soulful track takes on serious issues and speaks to and for those who truly need a voice.

Driving home the message on the hook and bridge is Karen Bernod, a talented, veteran singer who has sung with the likes of Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo. And to top it all off, spoken word artist Dasan Ahanu, an accomplished poet and teacher, personifies Karma in a moving piece that will reveal an increasing amount of hidden gems the more times you listen to it.

Enjoy and also know that brand new JSWISS t-shirts are available right HERE.