ImSoHood


Allow me to introduce IMSOHOOD from South Ozone Park, Queens N.Y. This man wears many, many hats. He is a Husband, Father, Community Leader, Youth Mentor, Basketball Coach, CEO of AlMighty Force LLC, Emcee and don’t forget KING. His latest album, “HOOD MORNING AMERICA, Pt.2“, is exactly the kind of positive, motivational music we should tune into right now.

IMSOHOOD, known to his closest as JAIVON MARTIN, was raised in Queens, N.Y. by his mother and father. His father and his Uncle Sha formed a duo called, “The Almighty Force Brothers“. In the 80’s and early 90’s they made music and showcased their talents all over NYC . Witnessing this sparked little Jaivon’s interest in music. “Seeing my Dad and Uncle rapping made me want to do it too. I was 10 years old when I wrote my first rap and 13 years old when I recorded my first song.”


He continued rapping throughout high school as Jai-Hood then grew and evolved into IMSOHOOD. “It’s crazy, I started out rapping as Jai-Hood. Then everybody started calling me Hood because I was volunteering my services and working with the community. I’ve been called everything from “The heart of the Hood”, “The Hood’s favorite”, I’ve been referred to as being “so Hood” and my Grandma,Mrs. Maxine Askew, may she Rest In Peace, called me “Hoodie” growing up.” His grandmother was a matriarch in the community, giving over 40 years of community service to South Ozone Park, Queens. No doubt she showed her grandson the way.

IMSOHOOD is actually an acronym for what JAIVON stands for as a man:
I’m Motivated Successful Observant Honest Opinionated Official Determined .
“Outside of rapping I am a NYC Correction Officer, the CEO of AlMighty Force LLC, I host Basketball leagues and Coach Basketball teams for youths and adults. I also run a Youth development & mentoring program, host awareness workshops
and sponsor various community events. The hood inspires me to give back by donating my time and resources to uplift the children and make a difference in my community.”

His rhyme style is a direct reflection of his personal life. Honest, conscious and motivational bars spit over the trillest tracks. His flow is confident as he raps about the ills of street life, the importance of being educated and the value of being true to yourself. Honest, positive raps and they bump too? Listening to all this trap-rap we forgot about this kind of Hip-Hop!

“I consider my music to be a 90’s-type sound combined with today’s sound, production wise. Story-telling in a mature manner. I’m bringing back the original Hip-Hop/Rap feel, it’s timeless. The subjects I rap about are very relatable because I draw inpsiration from current events, conversations with loved ones and/or strangers and different scenarios and events that occur. I don’t make the traditional twerk or drill music. I touch on topics that artists go around and don’t want to speak about. I glorify being a black leader that gives back. I promote being confident, protecting yourself and loved ones and I encourage others to live and celebrate life often. Being able to inspire others, inspires me.” 

IMSOHOOD is in this industry to make great music and effect major change. “I plan to incorporate all the community work I do into the industry in some way, shape or form. Pouring knowledge into young people and encouraging them to strive for greatness is the way we ALL succeed. The industry is getting rich off of the community, but rarely gives back to it. I will create some sort of program that would provoke the industry to contribute time and/or finances back into their respective communities. This will put the children in our urban neighborhoods on a path towards success.”

Creating music is extremely easy for IMSOHOOD, but he admits the hardest part is making sure the music is delivered in a way that it can be understood and received properly while still being entertaining. “I want my fans to enjoy listening to my album and come away feeling motivated and more enlightened by my raps. Hip-hop is evolving all of he time and I’m happy it’s back to being lyrical.”  

Besides his many other obligations,IMSOHOOD is busy promoting his latest release, “HOOD MORNING AMERICA, Pt.2“, currently streaming on digital music platforms. “I’m excited about this project and can’t wait to put out more content, generate more wealth, teach those interested in learning and exceed my full potential by becoming the best version of myself. I’d like to get into politics and position myself better in the world so that I can assist others and show them the way…which is to do everything with LOVE. My greatest challenge in life is getting other black men to step up in their communities. We should be protecting our women and children, coordinating activities, investing money and more. It is our responsibility to raise up the next generation of men to do the same. Black men need to lead by example, but first we must correct ourselves.” 

Do yourself ears a favor and download HOOD MORNING AMERICA, Parts 1 and 2. We salute you HOOD. Thank you for being a strong, black King!

INSTAGRAM: @JAIVON_

Check out his latest music, videos and merchandise on his website https://imsohoodent.com/

IMSOHOOD THE STREETS DON’T LOVE YOU” Official Video:
https://youtu.be/TSxdlIuNXKI


https://music.apple.com/us/album/hood-morning-amerika-pt-2/1553309435


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https://music.apple.com/us/album/hood-morning-amerika/1544107539

MRS MAXINE ASKEW REST IN PEACE QUEEN

8 thoughts on “ImSoHood

  1. Well done, Scribe. I appreciate how you use your digital platform to showcase everyday heroes doing what our communities need right now: positivity!

    Hood, may God continue to bless you and the mission He placed on your heart.

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  2. JAIVON MARTIN HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE FAMILY, BASKETBALL, RAP MUSIC ALSO WHILE WORKING CONTINUES TOO BE HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. TO SEE HOW MY BIG LIL-COUSIN STAYS EVOLVING YET CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY IS SUCH A PLEASURE TOO BEHOLD!!!! POLITICS IS AWAITING HIS MARK TOO BE MADE SOONER THAN HE KNOWS “MR. MAYOR.”

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