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Jensen Reed is a Los Angeles-based artist whose debut full length record, “Forget About the Cameras” made major waves. USA Today says “Jensen Reed slides through hip-hop with an unshakable rock ‘n’ roll swagger. Reed’s airtight flow fans the flame at the heart of his songs”. In 2009, he connected with producer Christian James-Hand and the two haven’t looked back since; forming a formidable duo that has crafted a diverse sound with a pop sensibility over the past three years.
Reed’s lyrics have an edge, and he draws from a myriad of musical influences ranging from old and new hip-hop, through classic rock, electronic music and indie artists. He has become a “one stop shop” overseeing every aspect of his career and has assembled a team of video professionals that produces stellar work. Reed has played historic LA venues including The Roxy and Troubadour and has had song placements in the lauded series “Friday Night Lights”, “CSI-NY”, Showtime’s “House of Lies”, the Oscar-nominated film “The Messenger”, “I Melt With You” directed by Mark Pellington and several MTV and VH1 shows.
Reed’s latest album “The Left Coast”, is another genre-blending mix of hip-hop, pop and electronic. Dark and brooding at times as well as upbeat and positive, Jensen takes the listener through a wide range of emotions. Standout tracks include “Something Missing (feat. The Mowgli’s)”, “American Psycho”, “Left Coast”, “Rocketship” and “So You Know (feat. Drew Seeley)”.