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The Real J Israel Does It For The Sake Of R&B

The Atlanta ladies' man pens a passionate love letter to some old-school sounds.

The Real J Israel remembers when R&B was sexier, more melodic and exuded a classic energy — which is precisely what he delivers on his debut album For The Sake Of R&B, showcasing today on Tinnitist.

On his passionate love letter to the sound and style of old-school R&B, The Real J Israel showcases complete command of his signature downtempo, chilled sound with layered, passionate vocals overtop. Throughout the release, The Real J Israel emerges as both a strong vocalist and an exemplary ladies’ man. For The Sake Of R&B plays like a modern-day classic R&B album with its seamless blend of ’90s sounds and contemporary authenticity.

The Real J Israel is an up-and-coming artist from Atlanta. Growing up the son of a minister, The Real J Israel spent most of his early life in and around gospel choirs. This taught him the power of music, and how to inject soul and passion into his voice.


In the last few years, The Real J Israel has embraced a completely new sound, switching from traditional gospel music to a more personal, intimate brand of R&B for the purpose of better expressing himself as an artist. Although he has moved into a new genre, his music is still influenced by gospel and maintains a rich and warm feel.

Outside of his career as a musician, The Real J Israel is proudly married to his childhood sweetheart, the father of seven children, and the owner of a successful small business. These experiences have clearly helped him stay humble, which in turn has influenced his music and made it warm, relatable, and authentic.

Listen to For The Sake Of R&B below, watch the video for When You Need Love above, and find The Real J Israel at his website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.