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‘I believed & Invested in me & I made it’ – NJAR

April 18th, 2014 | Tags: Glendon D. Lamothe NJAR music investment success
Today Glendon D. Lamothe aka NJAR has seen phase one of his big bag of dreams come through. Photo: Provided
The new mixed tape is titled 'The Time is Now' and is available in stores across the Territory. Photo: Provided
The new mixed tape is titled 'The Time is Now' and is available in stores across the Territory. Photo: Provided
He said that self-investment is one of the first steps that are necessary in pursuing one’s dream. He said that he had knocked on the doors of many businesses for assistance in the form of sponsorship and was turned away at every instance. Photo: Provided
He said that self-investment is one of the first steps that are necessary in pursuing one’s dream. He said that he had knocked on the doors of many businesses for assistance in the form of sponsorship and was turned away at every instance. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today Glendon D. Lamothe aka NJAR has seen phase one of his big bag of dreams come through. He has successfully released his first mixed tape of music all of which he took time out to write. But the journey for him was not an easy one.

The name of the CD is ‘The Time is Now’ and every last dollar spent to make it a reality came out of his own pocket.
NJAR as he is popularly called was very emotional when speaking with this news site about his success thus far in compiling, composing and releasing his first mixed tape. “I did it for me. This was one of my biggest dreams and I did it for me,” he told this news site.

In an emotional state he said, “Nothing worth having comes easy. People use to laugh at me. I use to get turn away from radio stations yes they use to do that turn me away but I stick with it.”

“Today I humbly want to shout out people like Ah Milli Soundz, DJ Dre, Gadiethz, people who use to believe in me because as a young artist coming up is very hard,” he said. Others who helped in paving the way for him are DJ Dallaz, Darrel Fahie, Laura Thomas, Cecile George, Eon Jarvis and Jugo.

“The Time Is Now is more than just a mixed tape; it’s a mindset we as Virgin Islanders need to develop,” he said.

With his CD ‘The time is now’ out on the market he said that persons are now showing greater support for him and his talent. “The CDs are doing tremendous but I want them to understand as a local artist if you don’t take your craft seriously, if you don’t invest in yourself, if you don’t push your own self nobody is going to invest in you,” he advised.

He said that self investment is one of the first steps that are necessary in pursuing one’s dream. He said that he had knocked on the doors of many businesses for assistance in the form of sponsorship and was turned away at every instance.

His sacrifice was to the extent that he had to make a choice between holding his day job and producing his music. He explained that prior to completing his project he was employed at one of the local commercial banks which saw him working extensively long hours even into the night. That situation was depriving him of the opportunity of working toward the success he now boasts today.

“To achieve this I had to make a decision; it was either I stick with the job and forget my dream or I leave the job and get to focus and complete my mission and passion. I left the job. I will return to a normal 9 – 5 job so I can get the time to still follow my craft,” he told this news site.

Today NJAR’s CD is on the shelves of a number of stores including Variety Store Road Town, Swag Crew Botanic Station, Rena’s Boutique Jost Van Dyke, Unique Blends Fish Bay and Bitz and Bites Road Town.

Samples of his work can be heard by following these links: http://www.datpiff.com/NJAR-The-Time-Is-Now-mixtape.599858.htmlWWW.NJARMUSIC.COM

36 Responses to “‘I believed & Invested in me & I made it’ – NJAR”

  • Fan (18/04/2014, 09:26) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just want the people to know that this CD is amazing this is some of the best work ever to come out from the BVI. This young man raps with intelligence and his messages are very powerful. BURIED ALIVE, GOD KNOWS BEST, FOREVER, HEAD ON, SMALL TALK, LET ME etc. YOUNG MAN I DON'T KNOW YOU PERSONALLY BUT YOUR MUSIC AND MESSAGE IS DIFFERENT AND I SUPPORT YOU 190%
  • GERALDINE (18/04/2014, 09:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I actually bought a cd from him on the horse track this dude was on his grind so I supported him and when i finally listened to the cd I was impressed damn good CD dicxy
  • . (18/04/2014, 09:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought everybody was just riding this dude **** at first but i listen to the cd and I did not skip a track my favorite song is FOREVER
  • Tracey (18/04/2014, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea dude them man rob you at the top 7 at 7 but hey congrats on your cd its worth more than 10.00.
  • The Streets (18/04/2014, 09:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    KILL THAT SMALL TALK! #TTIN
  • JANA (18/04/2014, 09:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me give you everything babby.... i love track 3
  • reema (18/04/2014, 09:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    BURIED ALIVE ft Kassandra Malone that song is the BUSINESS
  • Noel (18/04/2014, 09:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ma boi turn rapper on me now meen get the tape yet but the streets talking dude and your name keep coming up NJAR this NJAR that
  • the rock (18/04/2014, 09:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    good going brother..keep the positivity up!
  • PROMOTER (18/04/2014, 09:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have this man on my fb and I follow him on instagram yo if this man don't make it in music he could definitely make it in MARKETING.
  • haters (18/04/2014, 09:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    yo dude expect them haters your music sounds good from top to bottom and I don't even support local artist cause most a these fellows are just pappy shows
  • one (18/04/2014, 09:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a fan of young people who invest in themselves and trust me young man THE TIME IS NOW is a very powerful project you wouldn't even begin to understand. I have never seen a local artist generate this much attention in a long time only person I could remember is RITICAL the sky is the limit
  • julian er (18/04/2014, 09:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    GOD KNOWS BEST DON'T EVER QUESTION WHY
  • me (18/04/2014, 09:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So he did this out of his pocket I bet they regret not helping him now cause the damn music sounds good these companies always never have money to invest in the local talent yall make me sick. CONGRATS DUDE AND YES I BOUGHT MY COPY
  • So Proud (18/04/2014, 09:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I admire you so much you don't even know, like dude you quit your good paying job to come out here to do music I laughed at first but when i heard your cd tears came to my eyes. To me you don't have to be famous dicxy because a lot a people already look up to you keep making music like this and trust me hollywood ain't ready sweety its not ready for you!
  • .. (18/04/2014, 09:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    YOUTH MAN WHEN YOU READY FOR A JOB LINK ME I UNDERSTAND YOU NEED A JOB THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO WORK ON YOUR MUSIC AND I'M WILLING TO WORK SOMETHING OUT WITH YOU..HIT ME UP azerti@gmail.com
  • class mate (18/04/2014, 09:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    AMERICA, THE TIME IS NOW, GOD KNOWS BEST, LET ME, HEAD ON, FOREVER, SMALL TALK smfh too much bad song
  • owner (18/04/2014, 09:56) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yes NJAR did come to us for a sponsorship we had all the intentions of sponsoring him but he had no patience, am glad to see he stuck with it and completed his mission
  • go hard (18/04/2014, 10:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love your songs lyrics are really deep!
  • foxy (18/04/2014, 10:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations young man heard work does pay off
  • support (18/04/2014, 10:08) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    I will never support some a these local dudes why because they expect things to be handed to them but seeing that this brother invested in his self i definitely will give his stuff a listen. How do you guys expect us to take you seriously and yall don't even take yall own self seriously half yall need to find something better to do. I get tagged in 20 songs daily by all these so call rappers and the QUALITY sounds like crap and they talking about killing man and half these dudes is chumps tortola rap game is pathetic. NJAR I hope you aint like these cats cause that gun talk is played out
  • gilda (18/04/2014, 10:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    GOOD young man always dealt with me good when I went to the bank. Everytime I ask for you they say you left so this is what you're doing now I don't listen to rap but ill support you
  • HEAD ON (18/04/2014, 10:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    "keep your head say baby keep your head on" educated women are so sexy that track is fire
  • Bragga (18/04/2014, 10:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the whole mixtape TIGHT the whole mixtapeeeeeeeeee i be bumping that m.s. straight day and night the whole mixtape you ain't got to skip no tacks
  • dope! (18/04/2014, 10:26) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    DOPE DOPE DOPE this man just dope
  • Yes (18/04/2014, 12:14) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
    Boy stop blogging on your story
  • one luv (18/04/2014, 12:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrants njar class of 2007 doing big things.
  • Antoni T (18/04/2014, 14:36) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    As I said to the world over 2 years ago keep your eyes on this guy, he has a lot more in-store. Big up your self Gremo
  • in the news (19/04/2014, 15:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good music young man
  • ukno (19/04/2014, 18:19) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    GAB! TOTAL GAB!
  • Hello there! (20/04/2014, 06:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good day. I saw all these positive comments so I thought that I should check this out to really see what's going on here. The young brother has got talent. The first song "God knows best" impressed me. I said wow.!!! This boy is really good. But then my worst fear came with the rest songs were played. I really don't want to be negative ... So all I"ll say is this ... If you're into swear words, a lil gangster attitude and such.... Then the rest songs are for you. May God bless you my brother. I pray that you will give your heart to him one day and stop putting all those swear words out there in public. Be good.!!
    • tru (22/04/2014, 17:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The problem with society musically wise is that if songs don't have some form of bad word in it it won't sell. If you're not calling the ladies b**ches & h**s, with a f'ing this & and f'ing that & a m'fing this and that nobody wants to hear it....ok let me rephrase that, the young ppl don't want to listen to it. A lot of times you hear a nice song sounding real nice then as you get into it BOOM! F U! like really? what's wrong with clean music...guess it's all boring. Some of the crap that being produced and call music need to be burned, absolutely no sense atall when you listen to them.
  • The greatest (22/04/2014, 07:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well I wonder if you going go platinum?
  • Blessed (22/04/2014, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats cuz! I'm so proud of you


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