Wednesday, June 2, 2010

John Forte: Water Light Sound

John Forte is an artist who many know little about. He produced two songs on The Fugees album 'The Score' aswell as releasing two solo albums. His music is of a rare high standard and his life is an astonishing tale of ups and downs. His songs are similar in style to Wyclef Jean and The Roots. Yet unlike those artists, John is the victim of his own mistakes.

This year will see the release of a documentary which tells his story. John served seven years for drug offences until amazingly he was bailed out with the help of George W. Bush. The film will be released after John's new album "Water Light Sound" will drop in the coming months. Now that he has changed his life around he works as a teacher and helps with inner city youth projects.

After been released from prison, John immediately set about recording and put out an EP dealing with social issues. He touches on subjects such as prison and ghetto life. Last year he released a video with Talib Kweli rapping over the Kanye West instrumental for "Homecoming". Expect some gems from this man soon.

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  1. Hey Stomp the Yard Fans! Stomp the Yard: The Homecoming soundtrack is NOW available! The album features brand new music from Ace Hood, John Forte, Short Dawg, Mr. Robotic, and many others! Buy it now at