J Rick is a founding member of Essie Gang and he has been instrumental in shaping Octavian’s sound, producing some of his biggest tracks such as “Party Here” to “Hands” to “Lightning” as well as production work for other Essie members like Michael Phantom and L3.
Now he’s gearing up to launch his own solo career with his debut mixtape “No Retreat, No Surrender” this September. The amazing sounding mixtape features guests such as Obongjayar, Rimon and Octavian, with the title being an homage to his uncle and hero, British boxer Errol Christie and his life mantra.
The mixtape covers all different clubs sounds including rap, house, garage and grime; as well as featuring clips from Errol’s interviews, it was also inspired by his life; from growing up in the National Front heartland of the UK midlands in the 70’s to becoming a British boxing champion.
Check out the Egypt filmed visuals for the cinematic sounding club track “Gone” above.