Will the real artiste please stand up?
In a landscape of over-produced and super-hyped so-called “artistes,” one man, with a rich history, forges his way through the entertainment world. When one is a real “artiste” they do not need to continually remind their fans that they are artistic. True artists let the work they produce and create speak for itself, allowing their public to arrive at their own interpretations. One such humble artistic icon in the areas of music, poetry and fine art is Florida based Jimmy D Robinson.
Long before Lady Gaga decided to call herself an “artiste” and go “Artpop,” Robinson was referred to as the modern day Andy Warhol with his eccentric, eclectic and pioneering artistic manner. Robinson submerges his audiences’ souls with complete amalgamation of his art through visuals, positive messages and musical sounds, while his subjects partake in the physical movements of dance.
Jimmy D Robinson is a native of West Palm Beach and often refers to himself as a “perpetual club kid.” He has many fans around the world for his work as a visionary poet, lyricist, recording artist, musician, producer, art dealer, successful entrepreneur and activist. Truth-be-told, Robinson does not live for the applause, unlike Lady Gaga, although he inspires enormous hand clapping and accolades.
Robinson is the son of a single mom who waited tables to support the family. This modest upbringing, pushed him to rely on his creativity to dream big. His grandmother taught young Robinson to write poetry and also exposed him to modern art, local music and dance. Imagination was valued as essential to living.
During his early teen years, Robinson’s passion became the NYC disco scene. Unable to find himself artistically, Robinson, struggled to identify his path in life. Ultimately, Robinson found himself back in West Palm Beach, Florida, experiencing a period of homelessness, drug abuse, jail and hopelessness throughout the ‘90s. Even in dire straits with an uncertain fate, his powerful creative talent inside his soul begged to be unleashed.
While destitute, Robinson began penning abstract poems on scraps of paper or anything he could find. He would gaze at the moon, the stars, the clouds, the sun, searching for anything that would give him hope—hope to live, to overcome, and to triumph. The poetry he began to write saved Robinson's life. Gradually, he found the more he wrote, the better he felt and the better his life got.
Once he gained serenity through a clean lifestyle, Robinson was introduced to the rare art world. Today he specializes in brokering large collections of art as well as multi-million dollar paintings to elite and private clientele, luxury hotels and corporate offices worldwide after establishing is own firm Jimmy D Robinson, Inc.[Rare art Collections]..
Robinson’s self-published works have earned him a sterling reputation in the world of media. Widely recognized as one of today’s most prolific writers, Robinson’s poems, musical stories, and lyrics reflect the hardships he has endured and the joys of overcoming them. Penning his words with stark reality—writing of the human condition—loneliness, love, desperation, and hope, Robinson uses his craft to convey his celebration of life.
Almost a decade ago, Jimmy D Robinson ventured into the studio and began setting his poetry to music. His debut full-length spoken-word CD was titled MIND JUICE, also the first book in Robinson’s poetry arsenal. From the MIND JUICE CD sprang Robinson’s first international chart hit titled, “A Tiny Shoe,” which went to #6 on the Billboard Club Play chart and #7 on the UK Music Week chart.
Establishing his record label, J Music Group, Inc., became the next rung on Robinson’s artistic ladder. As a record label executive and producer/songwriter, he does not worry about star meter or current pop culture relevance. He works with talent he is attracted to artistically for each song and project. With a current label roster that includes iconic singers like Melba Moore, Carol Jiani and CEEVOX, Robinson is holding the reigns as an underground club music impresario. It wasn’t long before Jimmy D Robinson stepped up to the microphone himself and recorded the single
“One More Chance,” which features stunning vocals of music legend Melba Moore. With more than six U.S. Billboard and U.K. Music Weekly top-ten chart hits already under his belt, Robinson’s venture into the music world has been a stroke of creative genius and luck.
Recently, Robinson, put his entire J Music Group aka Jimmyland Corporation publishing catalog on the market for sale with a price tag of $35 Million. With over 41 full-length CDs and over 266 musical tracks, Robinson’s body of work is considered a coveted “tour de force” in the dance music world. The catalog also includes many dubs and instrumental tracks that can be licensed to film, television and new media.
Today, Jimmy D Robinson is grateful for his life and is thankful he weathered the many storms of his past to arrive at where he is today. His next poetry book entitled “Electric Blue” will be out early 2014 and will also be transformed into new music featuring legendary singers to be announced soon.
For more information please visit http://www.jimmydrobinson.com/.