J. Monty

J. Monty Unleashes His First Project in 3 1/2 Years with ‘Testify: Season 1’

Every Tuesday since January 1st, 2019, J. Monty has been blessing listeners with his “Testify” freestyles. Monty stated in an Instagram post that he “retired from rap to Testify” because “rap is a profession..but TESTIFY is a profession of faith, & I refused to let my occupation influence my convictions.”

Fans who tuned in to J. Monty’s Instagram every Tuesday since witnessed a buffet of bars that were as clever as they were convicting. Regardless of his subject matter, one thing was clear from the comment section of every “Testify” video: people wanted these raps in album form. Those wishes have been fulfilled as just yesterday Monty released Testify: Season 1 which feature all twelve of his raps.

The album reached the #10 spot on Top Hip Hop/Rap Albums chart on iTunes.

Buy the ‘Testify: Season 1‘ project here.


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2019 began & I announced that I retired from rap to Testify. Then I proceeded to “rap” more than I ever have. Why? Because Rap is a profession..but TESTIFY is a profession of faith, & I refused to let my occupation influence my convictions. This is why I say “I don’t rap, I Testify”. Now Listen, Ima be honest with y’all. I got on these charts to see if I was in the top 100, and I honestly didn’t even expect to be there at all…but y’all got me top 20 on iTunes???? This might be small to some, but….for me to drop this announcement out of nowhere….after 3 AND A HALF YEARS WITH NO PROJECT OUT….for y’all to believe in me like this……..I’m on the floor right now…crying out to God with gratitude. Y’all have truly changed my life!!! & IF YOU KNOW WHAT I BEEN THROUGH TO GET HERE YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THIS MEANS EVERYTHING!!! #TESTIFY

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What do you think of the J. Monty follow-up to 2015’s Second Born? What’s your favorite track off the album?


Written by Zachary

Zachary Lee is a student at Cornell University studying English, creative writing, and Spanish. When he is not writing poetry or performing it at open mics, you can find him critically analyzing Summer blockbusters or hopelessly catching up on his ever-expanding reading list. He hopes to retire in Jerusalem where he can eat falafel and swim in the Dead Sea to his heart's desire.

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