Lamp Mode Recordings signs Json
Json and Lamp Mode Recordings have join forces to re-release Json’s sophomore album, Life On Life. The album will be distributed through Infinity Distribution and drops next Tuesday December 9th as a soft release. The album will not be marketed to Christian retailers until February 17th 2009.
Lamp Mode Recordings is excited to have Json as part of their growing team. Json brings a unique element to the label, which has traditionally only had east coast artists. Lamp Mode sees this as an opportunity to embrace the importance of the gospel, allowing them to overlook musical preferences, all in the hope of providing a larger platform for Json’s ministry. After the re-release of Life On Life, Json will begin doing shows and begin to develop the next album to be released on Lamp Mode.
Jason Json Watson was born and raised on the northside of St. Louis, MO. One of the most impacting events in his young life was the loss of his father which left his mother to raise him alone. Though Jsons mother loved him deeply her addiction to drugs affected their relationship and led Json to look for guidance in the streets. Throughout his adolescence and teenage years Json was exposed to the drugs and violence that are so common to many urban areas. He also indulged in and abused a lot of these drugs including, heroin, marijuana, and alcohol. At 15 Jason experienced the loss of his best friend Gaylon, and the pain of this event sent his life into a downward spiral. By the age of 16 Jason had been kicked out of school, served jail time, and become a member of a local gang. Being fully immersed in this lifestyle he couldnt imagine life no other way. At 18 Jason caught a drug case that left him incarcerated for several months and this is when God began to deal with his heart.
Once Jason was released he did not immediately relinquish his old activities, but he understood that God was real and knew there w as more in life than what he had been used to. Jason continued to experience everything that comes with a life that isnt completely surrendered to Christ. At 19 he met LaWanda Childress. Through this relationship Jason would hear Gods call and then answer it. Neither Jason nor LaWanda knew at the time that this was Gods providence because later they would both surrender their lives to Christ and join in Holy Matrimony.
Json has been saved for 5 years now. He now uses his many talents and gifts to exhaust himself in the things of God. Along with being a husband, father, minister, & teacher Json is also a Gospel Rapper. In being a gospel rapper Json uses the art form of rap set to a beat to relay the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This gift of rap has been a lifelong passion of Jasons. And just as he put all of himself in everything he did in the world Json does that now also. And whether thats teaching, preaching, evangelizing or rapping its all done to the Glory of God.