oDALLAS — At approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Jermayl Mundine took to his Facebook page.
He admittedly was feeling somewhat “emotional.”
Said Mundine on his timeline, while posting a photo of his two daughters: “The reason for all this is for baby girl, Ameela, and her sister. My Life was never selfish. It was for me to pass on something. Thank God I have you. I love. She having fun at SeaWorld Right now. I want to be there…Uggggh lol.”
In order to grasp a thorough understanding of why Mundine deemed it necessary to stage a compassionate, shout out post to his babies in the wee hours of the morning, look no further than the immense strides he’s made in recent years, particularly in the ever-so-competitive music industry.
For starters, Mundine, an aspiring Dallas/Fort
Worth-area rapper, doesn’t shy away from the notion that he boasts lofty dreams of making a name for himself in such a booming, progressive industry, a trend he adopted long before he ever set foot in a recording studio.
“As an entertainer, I first really got serious around 2007,” Mundine told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during an exclusive interview on Friday.
To his credit, the 25-year-old Mundine hasn’t shown any signs that he plans to give up rapping anytime soon.
If nothing else, the Dallas Lincoln High School graduate is making a solid case that he’s destined to take Texas and heartland region by storm, in large part because he has been nothing short of remarkable for a young entertainer.
Widely known in the rap universe as “S.J. Fresh” — or “SuperJFresh” — Mundine recently released what has become a popular DFW hit entitled, “Peaceful Shotz,” which was produced in the aftermath of the recent protest in downtown Dallas that ultimately claimed the lives of seven police officers.
Published officially on July 20, according to footage posted on YouTube, Mundine’s latest song accompanied by a video is “about All Lives Cops Killing Our People,” as a spokesperson for the footage explained.
CHECK OUT SJFRESH’S MUSIC: Soundcloud.com/superjfresh.
In addition, Mundine said his debut album entitled, “The Shortage,” is currently in the works and that the official release is forthcoming.
In explaining the purpose for his upcoming project, Mundine said a number of his peers — particularly those in inner city communities across the nation — are mostly gripped and saddled by an assortment of life’s grandest “worries,” which, in turns, gives way to them “living (beneath) their potential.
“It’s meaning also includes the craziness what America instills,” Mundine said.
Owner of a musically-inclined company called, “MyLifeYourChoice,” which is comprised of mostly music videos and can be seen on Mundine’s Facebook page, the Sherman, Texas native can attest to growing up in a poverty-stricken low-income establishment, although he was determined not to use such downward trends as excuses from putting his music talents on display.
“Through childhood, we were always in a struggle,” Mundine explained. “My parents loved each other, but my dad had been in prison most of my life. My father was a great man, grabbed any opportunity to make sure we didn’t starve. He made fun family activities and, on holidays, presents were stacked up pass the tree.”
Despite his father’s checkered, tumultuous past and constant run-ins with the law, a majority of Mundine attributes a majority of success to his father who, even while being confined to a jail cell, demonstrated unconditional love for his family.
“I learned how to love through any circumstance from him,” Mundine said. “My mother showed me how to be a humanitarian always for my family. In my childhood, I was raised with care through the Sherman, Dallas, and Shreveport (Louisiana) streets. I grew as the cool kid in my younger days, always treating someone how they were supposed to be treated.”
All things considered, it is in large part because of his devout faith in God that Mundine not only managed to survive the hustle and bustle of the inner city, but it also has enabled him to become the positive, inspiring beacon of light for which he is known.
Now more than ever before.
Thank God for his dazzling skills as a recording artist and, most of all, his beautiful daughters, who were spotted in San Antonio vacationing on Friday.
“When I was a kid, there is a motto I heard and took in for myself,” Mundine said. “It is: ‘Life is what you make it.’ As an entertainer, I feel like Dallas is hot, and I’m making perfect timing.”
Spoken like a youngster who doesn’t shy away from the notion that he boasts lofty dreams of making a name for himself in such a booming, progressive industry.
A trend he adopted long before he ever set foot in a recording studio.
So stay tuned.
The music world surely hasn’t heard the last of “SJFresh.”
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