Top 10 Billboard Charting Recording Artist, 3X Grammy Nominated Producer/Songwriter, & Actor James Worthy is quite an influential musician in the music industry. Hailing from Queens New York, his love of music began at a very early age.
By age 10, he was granted the opportunity to meet Michael Jackson backstage at Webster Hall in NewYork, City. One of his fondest memories of that experience was Mr Jackson speaking with him backstage & telling him that he would one day be influential in the entertainment industry.
This inspired him to pursue his passion for music. As James continued to flourish in the business he has done Television, Film, Production, Songwriting, & Entrepreneurship.
James has worked with various artists including: B Angie B, Justin Bieber, Arrested Development, PM Dawn, Silk, Sara Stokes, Robin S, Truth Hurts, Bobby Brown, Petey Pablo, Yung Berg, Bonecrusher, Fetty Wap, T-Pain, Future, Michael Keith of 112, Lil Zane, Diamond of Crime Mobb, Kia Shine, Sonna Rele, Dae Dae, J’honni Blaze, Asian Doll, Kalenna Harper, Kevin Rudolf, 6lack, Blac Youngsta, DJ Luke Nasty, Natasha Mosley, and so many others.
Following up to 2017 his newest endeavor was joining a group duo entitled “Kings X2”. Their debut single “Wine For Me” hit #10 On the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart. After the groups departure His most recent project has been “Blu Leisure” which is his debut album including the hit single “Blu Sunsets”. Also charted #146 on DRT Global Top Radio Charts. Most recently he has released his debut EP “Blu Leisure” which is now available everywhere.
Coming into 2020 he has released his sophomore EP entitled “Kaleidoscopes” which is co executive produced by PM Dawn.
RESPECT.: Do you remember your first music placement?
James Worthy: It was so long ago but it was a record for Yung Berg at the time.
RESPECT.: How many hours did it take for you to find passion in your craft?
James Worthy: I’ve had passion for music since I was 11 years old. It never left me, but to perfect my craft and grow with it took many years to manifest.
RESPECT.: What does the music business mean to you vs the music industry?
James Worthy: Well the key word is “Business”. In any form of corporate america business is what carries the financial obligations of life good or bad. With the music industry, its a world where people can have freedom to express themselves through musical format, but it can also be used for selfish gains as well.
RESPECT.: How did you get your name in the game?
James Worthy: I began as a upcoming songwriter, which then turned into production. By networking, and using the early social media tools I found myself working with more mainstreams artists just by being in the mix and in the conversations of who to work with. What really set me apart from others was that I worked with older and newer artists within all genre’s.
RESPECT.: What is your most memorable collaboration?
James Worthy: Thats always a hard question because from all the artists I’ve worked with, they’ve had their own ways of working with me and what we created was always magical. There was always the mindset of originality instead of remaking music.
RESPECT.: What do you aspire to accomplish to reach your next peak?
James Worthy: Right now the focus is my artistry. Continuing to touch my fans around the world, and reaching them through my stories in my music. Expect more bodies of work, Touring, Television, and Film projects.
RESPECT.: Does the game change or just the names?
James Worthy: The game never changed, just the people in it. Business has a way of shifting technology for the consumers.
RESPECT.: What separates the rookies from the Veterans?
James Worthy: In order to become a veteran you have to go through experiences within trial & error. Learning business in the sense of what not to do is what makes you seasoned.
RESPECT.: Tell us about your follow up EP ‘Kaleidoscopes’ following from your debut ‘Blu Leisure’. What was your vision for this project?
James Worthy: Kaleidoscopes is my 2nd Sophomore EP. the vision was to give my fans a more advanced look into my life and stories I’ve gone through within my life. It is also a continuation of my first EP “Blu Leisure” released in 2019.
RESPECT.: What does it take to become a superstar?
James Worthy: Passion, Drive, Determination, Resources, & Teamwork.
RESPECT.: Who would you like to work with in 2020?
James Worthy: There are many on my list from: The Weeknd, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, MIA, Sia, Chris Brown, and many more.
RESPECT.: What does RESPECT. mean to you?
James Worthy: It means understanding what you stand for.
Stream and listen to ‘Kaleidoscopes’ below and stay connected with James Worthy here.
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