Fire & Brimstone 3
Gifted & Talented, LLC.
The Crème Always Rises To The Top
Less than nine months ago, artist and Gifted & Talented CEO, JP ONE released the first installment of the Fire & Brimstone trilogy. Lead by the single, “City Under Siege” featuring, Mass Appeal signee, Boldy James. The album garnered a little attention and resulted in a mid-west tour run. About five months later, Fire & Brimstone 2 was released and features from Detroit hip-hop heavyweights, Black Milk, Elzhi, and Guilty Simpson made it pretty hard to ignore. The album resulted in another, more successful, tour across the mid-west and parts of New York. With the success of the first two installments, Fire & Brimstone 3 quickly became one of the most anticipated albums of the year amongst the Detroit hip-hop circuit.
Sure not to disappoint, JP ONE enlisted producers The Olympicks (Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross) and K.I.D.D. Tha Producer (B.G.) to help craft a lyrical masterpiece which features no rap cameos. Singers, Most Wanted and Rail Fresh provide vocals and the legendary, DJ Los, takes us back to the essence with scratches on the instant classic, “No Competition”, but the guest list stops there. Producers Pig Pen, BJ Gates, and Flamin’ Lacez, who produced the majority of the other two projects, return with Big He to provide a very cohesive soundscape.
This project marks JP ONE’s eighth album in just four years since being released from prison, near the end of 2011, after serving nine years for armed robbery. He has amassed a rather large catalog that includes over 25 visuals and even more features. This year, he was also nominated at The Detroit Underground Hip-Hop Awards for Best Hip-Hop Artist and Best Full-Length Project for his album, Gifted & Talented, which was released in 2014. He has gained the love and respect of his Detroit contemporaries and has already been featured on national platforms such as WorldStarHipHop, VladTV, The Source, and Don Diva Magazine.
With the release of Fire & Brimstone 3 and its accompanying, “Trilogy”, tour, which begins December 1st in Atlanta and ends December 10th in Detroit, JP ONE has, once again, risen above the odds and proven that it doesn’t take a major label to do major things. Performing both, behind the microphone and behind the desk duties to release three independent albums in one year was no easy feat, but for a man that confesses, “I didn’t even know how to use a flip cell phone when I came home, a few years ago,” nothing seems impossible.