“I’ve been trying to push a new movement and a new genre called MCM (Music with a Conscious Message), which means I’m conscious of the music I put out there. Until that breaks through, I just call myself an R&B/Pop artist.”
J-Harris poses with singer Ciara at an event.
J-Harris stands next to Beyoncé in a scene for her upcoming project.
The singer tells ESSENCE.com that he was never apart of any situation involving domestic abuse “except for when I was a kid; I got whooped by my parents for doing something bad (laughs). That’s the extent, but fortunately I haven’t had any experience with it.”
“When I write, I really believe that a lot of times artists these days don’t celebrate the Black woman like we should,” he said. “We don’t do songs that uplift them or that show them that they’re beautiful and that they can get through whatever they’re going through. I feel that it’s important that we bring that message and that type of music back.”