Born Nicodemus James then changed to Duronn Montage James, now Duronn Justis James Excalibershine Scarfo, professionally known as Justis James, is an international recording artist – song writer, Actor, Film Maker, Writer, Philanthropist, Deal Maker, Author, and Entrepreneur. He was born January 4th 1981, fathered by the late Cassandra James and Nicodemo Salvatore Scarfo Jr. As a kid just like his grand father Nicodemo Scarfo he picked blueberries in New Jersey on his great grandmothers farm in Hammonton New Jersey. He began writing music at 13 after listening to Wu Tang Clan. The music of this Hip Hop group impacted him so greatly, that he began writing about his thoughts, life, and experiences on paper. It was not long before he started traveling to New York, where he was mentored in the Art of song making by Swift and Zevone in the South Bronx. In the early 2000′s he was published in Ozone Magazines 16 bars section,and scored his first song “Wanna Be My Girl” in the film 13 Dead Men, directed by Art Camacho in 2003. In 2007 The United Kingdoms Blues And Soul Magazine (The worlds oldest black music magazine) as an independent doing big things. In 2008 he created a new music genre called “Hip Pop”. And as an independent artist without management or agent representation he has gotten himself top 40 radio exposure in California for his Game Plan mixtape Vol 1 which has been certified classic. Today you can see “Hip Pop” at the top of Russel Simmons site globalgrind.com “The World According To Hip Pop”.
In 2010, while Justis James was in the process of recording his 3rd independent album and preparing for a cross country trip to Hollywood documentary he and his associates were doing for a movie, he was struck down by a hit and run driver in Voorhees New Jersey. That same week, his music was erased from recording studios and he and his long time fiance had broken up. Because of the hit and run accident he had developed amnesia. In 2011 he created back2thefresh.com which is a multipurpose platform consisting of music, film, literature,news, fashion, business, and art.
In 2013 he traveled to Norway to work on some music and film work and finally recorded and performed live again since his hit and run accident. His fourth coming album “STARZ” is scheduled to be released this summer.
Justis James is passionate about protecting the earth especially when it comes to its forest and trees. He is against deforestation because the only thing that does is reduces the quality of the earth which destroys it’s natural life. So if you are for protecting the earth then you are an automatic friend of Justis James.
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His current music and film projects are in development…
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