TJ Jackson made a poem and accompanying video for titled "400 Years" which is a brief look into slavery and injustice to blacks throughout American History. "The most important video I’ve ever made. This was the first time I’ve ever been inspired to write a poem. So many words I needed to say and I didn’t want any restrictions, limits or structure in how to say them. I hate to admit that I learned more about my history and true American History in doing this video than I ever did in school. My goal is simply to open everyone's eyes AND hearts and hopefully inspire us to learn about our past so that we can properly move forward and ensure a better future for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Love always.s," TJ Jackson said.
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Words by TJ Jackson
Music by Nicholas Britell
Video by Omar Piechurski (Pictogram Studios)
400 Years. 400 Years. 400 Years.
More than 400 years of being treated different.
To Jim Crow
To Emmett Till
To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
And it’s still happening today
400 Years and were still in this position
What did we do? So wrong
Try to love us before you crush us
400 Years and it still doesn’t feel like home
If you truly want to understand us
Then you have to learn about us, from us
You have to feel our pain
You have to acknowledge what we know
Please try to love us
Because if you don’t
We’ll never grow as one
Open your heart
Cause we can’t take another 400 years.
After releasing his debut EP Obsession in March of 2020, TJ Jackson is back with his first single off his follow up album. The debut single “Last Night” is a retro dance groove that Jackson feels demonstrates where he is at musically. A sound that is straight from 1980s and 1990s R&B with TJ describing it as “old school R&B with modern elements" and aiming to make music that “will last well beyond today.” The music bideo will drop on YouTube on May 29th. TJ Jackson is on a mission to make his own mark within the incredible Jackson legacy... and beyond!
Taryll Jackson is celebrating his 8 years of digital music. Digital 8 released on May 10th and is exclusively available at www.tarylljackson.com.
The EP Collection
The EP Collection has 30 tracks. All 15 songs from my his EP's released in 2012: My Life Without You and Undeniable. And 15 new remixes/alternate versions. Purchase and listen at https://www.tarylljackson.com/digital8red.
The Bonus Songs has 20 tracks that have never been officially released. Most of these songs have never been heard before. Others are "fan favorites" that were never available until now. Purchase and listen at https://www.tarylljackson.com/digital8blue.
Click HERE to read Mr. Mesereau’s letter.
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TJ Jackson's solo debut EP OBSESSION is available on March 20, 2020 but if pre-order, you can immediately download the song "#1 FAN", a new song off of the EP!
Jaafar Jackson is visiting Pakistan for one week, a tour made possible by his childhood friend Omar Sheikh and British-Pakistani entrepreneur Zeeshan Shah as part of the latter’s Changing Perceptions Initiative. Besides visiting national and iconic hot spots and treasures, Jaafar has been visiting various cities to meet and interact with locals, students and entrepreneurs. Jaafar has been visiting the NUST and COMSATS universities in Islamabad, met with Mohammad Sawar (the Governer of Punjab) at the Governer's House) in Lahore,visited Sceptre College, Habib University, National Incubation Center, NED University of Engineering & Technology (NUDET) and The Citizens Foundation schools in Karachi, and the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari.
Jaafar also appeared on television shows for World This Morning (14 February), Shiffa Yousafzai, Geo News (17 February), Dawn News (17 February) and Bakhabar Savera (18 February), GTV Network (18 February), Now News and Digital News Network (18 February), Voices of Sindh, HUM News Pakistan (20 February) BBC Urdu (20 February). Jaafar also made a pit stop in at Khaleej Times in Dubai (watch interview) on his way back home. In his comments and interviews, Jaafar thanked his hosts and claimed he had an incredible experience in Pakistan and couldn’t wait to share back home pictures and videos of the trip. He said hospitality here had been incredible and his plan was to release an album and come back to Pakistan to do some shows.
Zeeshan Shag is one of the board members of China-Pakistan Investment Corporation CPIC, a leading property developer in Gwadar. Changing Perspectives is a CPIC initiative that aims to bring positive change to Pakistan, through building safe, sustainable communities that encourage cohesion, enable businesses to thrive and offer a positive lifestyle.
Taryll Jackson dropped another song titled "The Next Time I Fall In Love" and it's available on all streaming platforms so make sure to check it out, download and stream and share!
Especially for Valentine's Weekend, TJ Jackson dropped a special acoustic version of his hit single "Insomnia" which is available at all streaming platforms worldwide!