Closer To God by J. Ivy

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What's up Good People! I hope all is well with you and yours. It's been a beautiful whirlwind, a lot of travel for me, and a lot of new creations. Can't wait to share with you my trip to Africa and so much more. For now check out my latest collab with the homie Young RJ of the infamous Slum Village. Click here for the link. Much Love!

Dear Father Audio Book by J. Ivy

NOW AVAILABLE on Audible.com and Amazon. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

Hip-hop's favorite poet and award-winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.

J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who's bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through his appearances on HBO's Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain of being abandoned by his father and growing up in the tough neighborhoods of Chicago's South Side.

So he sat down with pen and paper and processed his pain the only way he knew how - through poetry. The resulting poem, Dear Father, became his vehicle of forgiveness and healing. It is a pivotal poem that has touched and inspired the lives of millions.

Fused with his signature raw lyricism and street consciousness, J. Ivy's memoir shows what it takes to deal with your emotions before your emotions deal with you. His story is personal yet universal, and will inspire others to channel whatever pain they have experienced into their own powerful gift of expression.

Finding My Music by J. Ivy

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Here's some of my NEW NEW #MUSIC w/ the genius sounds of Peter Vogelaar & DJ Madrid!! CLICK HERE for the link of #FindingMyMusic. Pass the good word and use everyday to

FIND YOUR MUSIC!!

#newmusic #newmusicfriday#spokenword #electronica #folktronica #chillwave #hiphop #producer #cubase #ableton #downtempo Cover art 'Ballet Dancer' (Acrylic) 2017 by Chadwick the Maker. #albumcover #acrylicpainting #chicago #ireland #nashville

Author's Brunch w/ J. Ivy by J. Ivy

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with D.A. Rhodes at her annual Author's Brunch to discuss my book, "Dear Father" and my new album, "My Daddy's Records." Had a blast with the interview and the audience showed so much love!! Check it out here and be sure to pick up "Dear Father" and "My Daddy's Records" on the store page...PEACE!!

J. Ivy on 106.3 FM Chicago by J. Ivy

BIG S/O to DJ Sundance, Patricia Edwards, Debra "DA" Rhodes and everyone at 106.3 Chicago for having me out to talk about Dear Father, My Daddy's Records, and this Sunday's Author Brunch. If you missed the interview, CHECK IT OUT HERE... Much Love!!

WINGS by J. Ivy

So I've been feeling some amazing energy, angelic almost, and I was getting ready to post one of my favorite pieces, "Wings," when I came across Coodie Simmons #SundayBlessing: "The Man who has no imagination has no wings. -Muhammad Ali" So that energy I was feeling wasn't just my imagination. We have to pay attention to the signs. In spite of all the harm we see happening in the world we have to remember this is a spiritual journey. So in spirit of the blessings, the lessons, the ancestors, Muhammad Ali, my brother Coodie Rock, and vibing out to My Daddy's Records, here's "Wings" directed by my brother #Camovement... Much Love! #Chicago #MyDaddysRecords #DusableMuseum #SouthSide#WashingtonPark #HydePark #TarreyTorae #Cheynice #Slang #JoeKollege#MarshallKnights #BrandonCollins #EdithYokely
#SongsFromtheBook #DearFather

GOD Bless You!

My Daddy's Records by J. Ivy

#HappyFathersDay!! As we celebrate all the amazing #fathers in our lives it's my pleasure to share with you my latest #album "My Daddy's Records, the #soundtrack for my #book #DearFather!! This one holds a special place for me and it's an amazing feeling to share it with y'all! CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK to MY DADDY'S RECORDS!! Make sure y'all cop that, write a review, and by all means share it with your people. BIG S/O to everyone who lent their gift and helped me tell this story. LOVE YALL!! #JimRichards #TarreyTorae #JT #SkiBeatz #ChrisRob #MarshallKnights #Reality #KhariLemuel #Yaw #JohnHill #WinstonChang #GregMagers #GrahamBurris #RichSancho #ChrisVelona #CoodieAndChike #AhmandeGrimes #newmusic #album #poetry #music #poetrycommunity #J_Ivy #poet Cover Art Designed by: Ceadda

Every Day Is Mother's Day by J. Ivy

HAPPY, HAPPY #MothersDay Weekend to all the mothers far and wide!! You are truly loved and appreciated!! Here is a song from my book/audiobook "Dear Father." It's called "Every Day Is Mother's Day" and features the amazing Khari Lemuel... I shot and directed this myself. Hope you enjoy it! Please #subscribe to my #YouTube page. Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend with your families. MUCH LOVE!!!

OutSide Shot w/ Randy Foye by J. Ivy

Everyone be sure to check out this exciting and inspiring new #podcast by #NBA Veteran Randy Foye. Currently playing for the #BrooklynNets, Randy interviews folks from an array of different backgrounds, who were all long shots, but who all beat the odds. I had the pleasure of writing and performing the intro, which was produced by musician and producer, Aaron Richardson @jsolmusic. Be sure to tune in, subscribe, and share the show and it's episodes. Trust me, each story will move you!! Click here to check it out! 

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