A fitting analogy for singer/songwriter/producer J Moss' eagerly anticipated new project, V2 (PAJAM/GospoCentric/Zomba Gospel), would be New Orleans' chef Emeril Lagasse's signature exclamation, - "BAM - Kick it up a notch!" It's a heated, high-tech explosion of shape-shifting contemporary Gospel that exhausts roads high and low to reach listeners of all ages - as only J Moss can reach them. As one third of the phenomenal PAJAM Productions team (who've made hits for a diverse set of artists that includes Patti LaBelle, Trinitee 5:7 and N'Sync) and with his own penetrating J Moss Project CD under his belt, J is a youthful, energetic and worthy Gospel messenger for today's generation.
V2 is packed with slam jams of praise such as the infectious hit-bound "Jump" and "Dance;" then moves to heartfelt declarations such as "Abundantly" and "Loving You;" then soothes with prayerfully reassuring odes like "I'm Not Perfect" and "Nobody." He has even come up with a fresh spin on the Gospel standard "Operator!" And with the all-access pass that J and PAJAM have earned thanks to the string of highly influential projects they have produced in both Gospel and urban pop music, he has assembled an impressive guest list of talent that includes labelmate trio 21:03 and Kierra "Kiki" Sheard (on "Jump"); Byron Cage and Pastor Marvin Winans (on "We Love You"); "PDA" of PAJAM (on "Florida"); Kirk Franklin (on "Dance/777-9311"); and Anthony Hamilton (on "Let It Go").
"I'm beefing up everything," J proclaims - "my vocal chops, my dancing chops and my ministry chops. I spend more quality time talking to God and more study time in the books so that everything I say is backed up in the word or testimony. Our mindset going into this recording was to be way more cutting-edge. From the lyrical content and music production to the overall tone of the record, I wanted the intensity to be double what my last album was and to show growth. When people sense an artist is growing, they feel they're growing along with them.
"When God gave me my last album, The J Moss Project, he was speaking to all of us through me in terms of my ministry at that time. That voice that spoke to me the first time has spoken again, so now we have V2 – volume two – and the messages, again, are what God needs me to tell people at this time."