M.C.-the Master of Ceremony, a man or women that drives the show and keeps it afloat. An individual that wears multiple hats, more than what the naked eye can see. In preparation for a successful presentation the M.C is aware of the adaptability he/she must show for a smooth outcome. The daily grind for he/she includes promoting to get artists,near or far, to bring in crowds similar to the genre at stage. Platforms or stages are the focal point of the entire operation. Having the ability to understand the different types of crowds leads to an overall better performance. The M.C. understands that the consumer must show a level of interest in the acts that are performing. He or she will help the DJ by facilitating crowd participation. Keeping the crowd moving and grooving and as the kids say “Lit”.
Jamar Johnson, a seasoned M.C. , managed this years annual African American festival parade August 30th-September 7th. This gentleman has been participating in this event for the last 3 years. His experience has been behind the scenes and as the Master of Ceremony. He will continue participating for the years to come. Jamar Johnson also keeps busy with his radio show which appears every Sunday on Facebook. You can tune into “Sit down with the Johnsons” at 8 pm.
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A word that means and includes every one from all different races and walks of life. The song that comes to mind when I think of this is “Everyday People” by Sky and the Family Stone. Ralph Real and the Family Jam embody the word Family. With the soulful sounds and funky melodies they make every performance feel like your going to your uncles house for a bbq. Ralph’s love for music was established in the church with the Gospel sounds of the choir, organs and drums. Clapping and swaying created the rhythm which he chose to live his life by. His inspiration of Stevie Wonder took his love even further after Gospel music. With that being said, what you see is what you get. Swagger, and high energy performance. What about his band name, how was that created? The name was created coming back from his overseas touring with the group Oddisee. The band name “Ralph Real and the Family Jam” keep crowds coming back and interested. Ralph now works with other local artists to help put them onto a bigger platform. Such artists included, Ambitious Caban and Kyle Herman. Johnny Rock, a best friend since a young age, has been an inspiration to him. As of lately, touring has been a huge part of his artistry. It has taught him many things including how to be a better man and how deal with depression. He also learned that within his music he became the soundtrack in the lives on many different individuals.
During our interview Ralph said “Musicians are like Magicians in the way we affect the reality of life”. This is all too true. Ralph has completed three different bodies of work. They include Nappy Love, Track Names Name Tracks, and Yo Just Ride With Me . These platforms help build his Family Jam everyday. He can be followed on all social media sites and they show upcoming performances and various videos of the group. As Ralph Real would say, “What the deal keeping it popping and locking moving and grooving pimping and scrimping peace and love”.
A note from the writer: Thanks for reading, I hope you have enjoyed this content. I blog because I enjoy talking about the everyday life of the world of music and entertainment. The blog name was created out of love for people addicted to the world of music!