Norris J - "The Kingdom" | Music 2014 | SXSW
Norris J is a product of inner city Fort Worth, Texas. Born in November, he is the second oldest of four children. While growing up in a divorced family, he battled and conquered various challenges of an urban environment faced by teens such as low or no self-esteem, the desire to be accepted, as well as, desperation to fit in, street life, and peer pressure. Music offered an opportunity of self-expression and an outlet to escape his immediate surroundings. His attraction and love for hip-hop provided a release and positive niche for embedded creativity. In high school he was an athlete with a passion for basketball, but his dreams and aspirations of professional pursuit never materialized. Norris J was led to the Lord at an early age through the Church of the Living God PGT. Even though he was raised in a single parent home, he was avid in his Christian surroundings and cultured hip-hop as a dialogue to communicate his views. Norris started writing in 1999 while being part of a duo entitled "XFactor". Norris went solo in 2009 and his passion to write inherently increased. In an innovative effort to focus on issues still escalating in the community, INJ Music was created to foster mental notes & demographics involving inner city malfunctions among youth and young adults. Norris J is a stage pioneer and front runner combining inspirational lyrics and hip-hop style to communicate resolution to emotions and situations that demand attention. With acceptance of hip-hop and positive flow of lyrical rhetoric combined with Norris J's swag and charisma, the INJ Movement emerged. His style is very relevant to pop culture, but the main focus is on praising God.