oriJanus came out on the scene around 2008/2009 as a 16 year old producer with an adult ear for music and a heart full of ambition to be one of the greats. Fresh & Local's own J.Nolan linked up with him about a year later while creating his 'Broken Dreams' album and oJ has been steadily growing ever since. He's gone on to release beat projects through Soulection, produce for other artists, take his production on the road with live shows, and has his own Word Lyfe movement in full swing now. Those that knew him in the early days are familiar with his ambitions to one day release his own rap album, titled 7000 Auburn, which was always intended to shed light on his neighborhood of Bakersfield, California.
After many postponements, oriJanus finally released his debut rap album, "7000 Auburn" and delivers upon his promise. From the first line of the project, he goes into great detail about his upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness and the paradox of being thrown into the same struggles of his peers at a very impressionable time of his life.
Artistically, he over-delivers and gives his fellow producer-rappers a good name in a time where lyrical content is secondary to the beats. You can hear his golden era influences, but he still keeps his style authentic and current at the same time. Most of the album is autobiographical and gives oJ the space he needs to fully tell the story that he's been working years to bring life to. It's going to be interesting to see how he continues to develop his craft and we're absolutely looking forward to it. Be sure to follow oJ on his various social media channels and let a friend or two know about this project.