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John Jay, the Hype Stirrer in the R&B and Pop Music Sphere Making his Childhood Dream Come to Life




Every person is born with some sort of dream to make a difference in the world using their skills or interests. For some people, the dream is to teach, some people dream of becoming a top-class sports player. Some people dream of becoming a doctor, while for some people the dream is to become musicians or singers.

Dreaming is one thing, but having the courage and motivation to take that dream to greater extents is another, and not everyone is brave enough to do so. Outshining everyone else, John Jay was a dreamer who worked hard and paved his way to the top. This rising Pop and R&B sensation is stirring hype in the musical sphere.


John Jay was born in New York on 24th February 1987, but shortly after opening eyes in the world, his family moved to Miami, where he grew up. Living in a state that is known for its talented music artists, and growing up in a family where every person was interested in making new sounds and music that caught everyone’s attention no matter the age difference, John found himself very interested in music. When he turned nine years old, he began producing and playing classical music. He also learned how to play the piano!

With his interest in music in full bloom, his dream to become a musical artist also started to ignite. Being influenced by his friends and family, John was sure that this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. John had had heavy influences in the electronic and dance music genre along with Hip-Hop and R&B scene, which is a huge part of Miami. Listening to two opposite genres, John decided to merge the two and create unique music that ould attract a large crowd of audience. His aim was to make music that people would be able to relate to.


After struggling and working hard to collect sources and skills to make a mark in the music industry, John founded a record label, Independent Hits. Since the record was new to the industry, nobody wanted to work under it, so John built his own platform and let all of the artists who were in need of help come to him.

For quite a long while, there were no submissions, and the years were slow and tough. Eventually, submissions started coming in, and John realized that there were so many underrated and talented artists. They had no help in promotions or gaining visibility. That is when John decided he wanted to help the underrated artists, and his label came to life. He decided to help promote music that was new and undiscovered to audiences, that those artists would have never seen or be able to get in front of.  From then on, the label became one of the largest playlist networks, and he started working and getting request for more established and bigger artists.

As of today, Independent Hits is one of the largest playlist networks and labels with a growing music catalogue and has over 200+ playlists, 10+ million Spotify followers, and 6 million monthly listeners. The genres include POP, R&B, Hip hop, Electronic, Lofi and Chill. 

At the same time, John also began recording songs. On October 3rd 2019, John Jay released his first single, Best Life. The same year, he released four other singles, Lowkey, Bring That Close, Run, and So Numb. John’s songs are Sounds are recognized and influenced by The Weeknd, Benny Blanco, Hasley, H.E.R., SG Lewis, Post Malone, Drake, Zayn, Bazzi, and Khalid.

On 24th January of the current year, John’s first album, Jaded, was released, with a total of 9 Songs. His songs reached over 10 Million streams on Spotify. The album was followed by a beautiful single, Don’t Fade Away, released on 31st January 2020. John also released two other songs, which are a collaboration with Courtney Bennett, Lifetime, released on 24th April 2020, and Back To You, released on 8th May 2020.

As of today, the artist has recently worked and released music with Jean Deaux, Jahkoy, and NEVRMIND. His track, Eastside (feat. Kyan Palmer), is scheduled for release on 19th June 2020!

John Jay’s story is a motivational narration for anyone who requires self-confidence and belief that with a little patience and a whole lot of passion, anything is possible!

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“The Firing Squad”: I Cried Buckets of Tears




Sitting in the dimly lit theater, I had no idea what to expect as the opening credits of “The Firing Squad” began to roll. Little did I know that I was about to embark on an emotional journey that would leave me reaching for tissues and struggling to catch my breath.

The film follows the true story of three Christians facing execution by firing squad in a third world country. Directed by Timothy A. Chey, it features a stellar cast including James Barrington, Kevin Sorbo, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Each actor brings their character to life with such authenticity and depth that it’s impossible not to be fully immersed in their struggles and triumphs.

As the plot unfolded, I found myself drawn into a world of despair and desperation, but also one of unwavering faith and hope. The characters’ journey from darkness to light, from despair to redemption, resonated with me on a deeply personal level. I couldn’t help but be moved by their courage and resilience in the face of unimaginable adversity.

But it was the performances that truly stole the show. James Barrington’s portrayal of the protagonist’s internal turmoil was nothing short of mesmerizing, while Kevin Sorbo and Cuba Gooding Jr. delivered powerhouse performances that left me in awe.

And then there was the message of the film—that no matter how bleak the circumstances may seem, there is always hope. That even in our darkest moments, faith has the power to transform lives and bring about redemption. It was a message that hit me like a ton of bricks, leaving me with tears streaming down my face and a renewed sense of purpose.

As the credits rolled and the lights came up, I found myself struggling to put into words the impact that “The Firing Squad” had on me. All I could manage was, “I cried buckets of tears.” And I wasn’t alone. As I looked around the theater, I saw others wiping their eyes and exchanging emotional glances.

In the end, “The Firing Squad” wasn’t just a movie—it was an experience. An experience that left me feeling inspired, uplifted, and profoundly grateful for the power of cinema to touch the soul. And for that, I will be forever grateful.

The movie is set to premiere in the theatres worldwide on August 2, 2024. And this is definitely a must watch movie, reminding people of the strength of faith.

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