Ja’Rae Womack, p/k/a “Ja’Rae” or “J-Mack,” was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As the niece of the late legendary R&B singer Bobby Womack and the great grand-daughter of the incomparable Sam Cooke, her raw talent and their genetic imprint are all there and very obvious. From the age of three, Ja’Rae knew she wanted to be an entertainer — it was in her blood — it’s in her DNA. At that early age, she told her mother she would become a famous singer one day. Well, that day has arrived!
The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, Ja’Rae is conversational in both English and Spanish. Her musical talents as a singer, songwriter and dancer cross several musical genres, including R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, Blues and House. In the early stages of her development, several producers tried to sign her to a recording contract and then change her artistic direction, but she refused them all. She refused to be compromised or pigeon holed into one artistic lane. It wasn’t until she met the label reps at SoBe Entertainment, who offered to work with her initially on a handshake to see if they were creatively compatible, that she finally found nirvana. Given the artistic freedom to write her own lyrics and compose her own music, the magic happened. Suddenly a creative relationship was formed and her musical journey began.
Ja’Rae’s musical influences run the gamut from Lauryn Hill, to Missy Elliot, to Erykah Badu, to Etta James, to Selena. Her debut album, “New Paradigm,” captures all of these influences, reverberates in our heads, and ultimately penetrates our souls. The single, the hip hop call out “My Generation” asks her peers to stop, reflect and make the “right” turn, before it’s too late. The track, “Sound of a Woman,” is destined to become a classic. And the soon to be national anthem, “Chillax,” asks us all to chill, stop fighting each other, unite as one, and work together to solve our society’s problems. The reggae track “Corrupt” was produced by FX, the producer of Gyptian’s certified gold record, “Hold Ya,” and it features the Jamaican reggae artist, bad-gyal Ce’Cile. The track dedicated to her Pop fans “Take Me Far Away” invokes memories of Nelly Furtado. And, her tribute to her local basketball team, the three time NBA champions, The Miami Heat, can be heard on “Feel My Heat,” featuring international hip hop artists, Flo Rida and 2 Chainz. The album ends with her soulful rendition of the Etta James Blues classic, “Rather Go Blind.” The debut album is scheduled for release in the last quarter of 2014.
Ja’Rae and her nine-member ensemble, “The J-Mack Band,” began her eagerly anticipated North American, Japanese and European tours in the Summer of 2014. Ja’Rae states, “I have a great musical challenge ahead of me. I have an incredible musical legacy to live up to and I have to bring it correct, every time. I must make my uncle and great grandfather very proud of me, at all costs. I am dedicated to meeting that challenge.” Dr. Cecile D. Barker, Chief Executive Officer of SoBe Entertainment International, states “Ja’Rae is the real truth. Her vocal abilities and rhyming skills are second to none. She will raise the bar and take the music game to a new level. Hold on for a special ride down a new musical lane.”