J. Moss Biography
James Moss well known by his stage name J. Moss, is an American gospel musician, composer, producer and arranger.
J. Moss Age
James Moss was born on September 22, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, US.
J. Moss Net Worth
Moss has estimated net worth of 2 million dollars.
J. Moss Wife
James Moss is married to Melanie Moss.
J. Moss Career
After returning to Detroit, Moss signed with a small local Christian label Aviday Records and released two albums to little fanfare. Yet, during this time he became acquainted with Paul Allen and Walter Kearney. The three started working together as PAJAM. Moss spent the mid-90s touring with The Clark Sisters and was signed, together with Karen Clark-Sheard, his cousin, to Island Records in 1996 to record a solo album. While a proper release never materialized for Moss before Island Black Music shut its doors, Clark’s became a smash and introduced the Gospel world to the production powerhouse of PAJAM.
The J. Moss Project
Over the next seven years, the PAJAM team became Gospel music’s most prolific hitmakers. However, Moss’ desire to perform never went away and he and Allen started writing songs in 2003 for what would ultimately become The J. Moss Project, released in September 2005 on GospoCentric Records.
Though PAJAM’s work has been seen as a revolutionary blend of gospel and hip-hop style, The J. Moss Project is a surprisingly traditional affair. The set largely relies on familiar arrangements and keeps its focus on Moss’ clear tenor voice and strong backing choir vocals. The album made a grand entry with the upbeat lead single “I Wanna Be”.
The disc includes a number of upbeat gospel numbers like “Don’t Pray and Worry” and “Psalm 150”. J. Moss’ lithe falsetto at times draws comparison to the likes of Prince and Tonéx on “Livin’ 4”. There are also several gentle ballads like “Give You More” and the album’s anthemic single “We Must Praise” that display J. Moss’ range as a vocalist and songwriter.
After several delays, J Moss released his second album V2… on April 3, 2007, through GospoCentric Records. Appearances were made by contemporary Gospel group 21:03, Moss’s cousin Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Kirk Franklin, his cousin Karen Clark-Sheard, Marvin Winans of the famed Winans family, Byron Cage, Anthony Hamilton and American comedian, radio and television host Steve Harvey. Three bonus tracks (“Florida”, “73 Degrees” and “Everybody Ain’t Got a Word”) were originally thought to be regular album tracks.
On August 25, 2009, Moss released his third album Just James. The album spawned two gospel hits, the double A-side “Restored/I Gave It Up” and “Rebuild” and its 2010 remix single.
V4…The Other Side of Victory
He released his fourth album V4…The Other Side of Victory, with songs “God’s Got It”, “The Prayers” featuring Hezekiah Walker and Dorinda Clark-Cole, and the radio hit “Good and Bad”.
Grown Folks Gospel
J. Moss released his fifth album Grown Folks Gospel in 2014, which features Faith Evans, Fred Hammond, PJ Morton, 21:03 and the late Wayman Tisdale! The album includes the radio hit “Faith”.
J. Moss released his sixth project on January 29, 2016, which includes a few favorites from the Grown Folks Gospel album, as well as a few new songs.
J. Moss Albums
- The J. Moss Project (GospoCentric, 2004)
- V2… (GospoCentric, 2007)
- Just James (GospoCentric, 2009)
- Remixed, Rare & Unreleashed (GospoCentric, 2010)
- V4…The Other Side (GospoCentric, 2012)
- Grown Folks Gospel (Central South, 2014)
- GFG Reload (Central South, 2016)
J. Moss Songs
- “We Must Praise”
- “Psalm 150”
- “Praise On the Inside”
- “I’m Not Perfect” (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
- “I Gave It Up”
- “Rebuild: The Remix”
- “The Prayers” (featuring Hezekiah Walker & LFC)
- “Good & Bad”
- “God’s Got It”
- “Alright OK”
- “Beyond My Reach”