Written by: Julz Mancini
When coming in contact with successful musicians, they typically pinpoint several memories, accolades, and performances that helped catapult their drive to pursue a career in the music industry. For James Worthy, a huge turning point in his life was having the honor of meeting the “King of Pop” himself, Michael Jackson. Webster Hall, a well known venue in NYC, was where the two met for the first time. James recalls Michael Jackson stating, “You are going to be influential in the entertainment industry one day.” This phrase changed everything for the talented artist as he utilized it as the driving force behind his passion.
The Queens, New York native was surrounded by the diverse sounds throughout the birth place of hip hop. Once James’ interest was sparked, he made certain to study well known musicians and song writers. As he attentively focused on the structure of songs, he soon blossomed as a producer and songwriter with his own unique sound.
James is the perfect example of an artist who never gives up. Due to his determination, talent, and intelligence related to, not only music, but business, James Worthy embedded his mark in the music industry as one of the most sought after producers and songwriters. His resume and discography are impeccable, portraying his versatility in production, style, and artist selection. Some of your favorite artists have had the honor of working with James Worthy such as, Justin Bieber, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Fetty Wap, J. Holiday, Drag-On, Kurupt, Robin S., to name a few.
Not only does the prominent producer create music for others. He has continued to work diligently in the studio on his highly anticipated debut album, “Once a Fairytale” due to be released this summer. The first official single from this amazing album is “In the Dark” which is due to be released on April 2nd. The song will surely lure in listeners as James displays his sexy side. “In the Dark” is a metaphorical term within the song, as James speaks on fictional and non-fictional ways of making love.
During a conversation with James, I learned of his inspiration behind his upcoming single. He stated, “In the Dark is more of a spin off of my last single “Goldmine”. It basically talks about spicing things up sexually.” The distinguished artist mentioned that the album “Once a Fairytale” is a theme based project that is more musical and eclectic than any of his previous projects. As we continued our discussion, James elaborated on his creative process while in the studio. “I usually start with melodies then turn them into words. Perfecting the production comes last and a lot of times the content is from real experiences.”
I have mentioned several times throughout the articles I have written how important consistency is. James Worthy, a three time Grammy nominated musician also shared some words of wisdom to aspiring artists. “Always keep integrity within your craft no matter what. Consistency and passion always win. Continue to work hard at it.”
James Worthy has created a longevous career for himself in music. It’s not every day you come in contact with someone whose passion seeps, not only through their art, but through their entire being. To truly make it in anything you do, you must breathe your calling. James Worthy has made it crystal clear that music is everything to him and his audience apprehensively awaits the release of his new single “In the Dark”. Click on the links below to get better acquainted with James Worthy and his gift.