J Morris looks forward to life after Lockdown with his latest single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Boasting enough energy to power a fleet of hybrid cars, enough soul to raise a church roof and enough music in his blood to contaminate the average man, Canadian hip-hopper Morris (aka Ya Favourite Lightskin) harnesses it all into his latest single.
Drawing on his years of music and entertainment experience, Lockdown is a fiery hip-hop collaboration that keeps its foot on the pedal from start to stop. With hard-hitting lyrics and a mesmerizing hook, Lockdown swims between the lines of upbeat to mid-tempo hip-hop. Morris lays the foundation with a clear-cut lyricism that upholds his stance on maintaining his passion for the art in a world that tries to hold you back.
Weaving through the punchy verses are IAmSoulful and Mischa — two powerful rappers with momentous influence. Adding their creative flair to Lockdown, these two powerhouse performers bob and weave in the buoyant vibrancy Morris carves out.
J Morris was born in Ottawa to a hard-working mother and the reputable Ras Lee — a legendary reggae singer — in the low-income housing projects of Centre-Town, finding hardship as second nature as music. Much as his music reflects the struggle of hardship and overcoming the obstacles of life, his day-to-day activism and regard for human life mirror his humility and his roots. Through this altruism, Morris founded The Annual Hip Hop Food Drive to service his community while also giving musicians a platform to perform. He is also the music director and co-founder of Cranium Arts Project which operates Cranium Festival.