J.O.T. aka GRANDE GATO aka JAMES O. TERRY JR
J.O.T. aka GRANDE GATO aka JAMES O. TERRY JR. wants to encourage and give both young and old people in the world hope, and let them know that with faith and perseverance the impossible can become possible (J.O.T. knows what he is talking about because he was able to complete a CD album immediately after his Cancer went into remission). J.O.T. started writing what GOD had done because he held on to his faith (J.O.T. praised GOD even when he thought he was going to die and believed that is why he was healed just as JOB in the bible was healed because JOB praised GOD too when he thought he was might die). This soon led J.O.T. to write his testimony in the form of song lyrics and put it to music (As he does with all of his trials and tribulations he has overcome through the power of the LORD). 1993 was the year that J.O.T. turned his life over to Christ and decided he wanted that to reflect in his music. In 1996 J.O.T. officially started up his Christian based company, SOUL-FULL PRODUCTIONS (The reason he spelled the company name with a hyphen in the middle and the letter L twice at the end of the name was to let the world know that his "SOUL" was "FULL" because he displayed the WORD OF GOD through what he did.) With three different subsidiary branches to SOUL-FULL PRODUCTIONS (Clothing line, Literature, and Record label branch) J.O.T. always believed it was important not to get comfortable in the ministry and continue to grind and work hard for CHRIST. As the first artist to come out on his independent record label, J.O.T. RECORDS, J.O.T. put out seven CD albums, four CD singles, and four 12” vinyl records (entitled NORTH CAROLINA STREET HEAT Presents….volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). J.O.T. also has a music video, which was shot on film near the college university he attended. Today J.O.T. has been heard on major FM radio stations, SIRIUS satellite radio, and has appeared on major television news stations. J.O.T. has performed live in both Miami, Florida (In 2003 at UMOJA FESTIVAL, in 2006 at I/O ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE) and North Carolina (In 2002 at BENTON CONVENTION CENTER NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT hosted by 97.1 FM’s A.C. STOWE, in 2006 at CENTRO CRISTIANO OUTDOOR CONCERT, in 2007 at the TWIN CITY RIB FEST, in 2008 at the HISPANIC FESTIVAL “FIESTA”, in 2009 at NC STATE’s “EL SALSABOR” event, and also in 2009 at the DIXIE CLASSIC FAIRGROUNDS). J.O.T. published his first autobiography entitled, About J.O.T., in 2004. He talked about everything from the meaning of his music and how he started up his company to his ordeal with cancer. In 2006 J.O.T. had another book published called Breaking Stereotypes, and promoted the 12" vinyl various artist project NORTH CAROLINA STREET HEAT Presents.... volume 4. In 2007 he produced the first online issue of his contemporary Christian SOUL-FULL magazine. The following year in 2008, J.O.T. put out a double book which he co-authored with his business partner. The double book contains two front covers (One cover is titled I COULD HAVE GOTTEN REVENGE BUT I DIDN’T and the other cover is titled PEACEMAKER). In 2009 J.O.T. has put out a “LIVE” PERFORMANCE DVD and also released a CD album called “PARA GANAR” (“IN ORDER TO WIN”) which features singing by his business partner MS. CRYSTAL. “PARA GANAR” (“IN ORDER TO WIN”) contains remixes of his previous 2006 CD album “NITROGLYCERIN” and also features entirely new songs as well. In 2010 J.O.T. released his latest CD album "ESA QUE PASA"("THAT'S WHAT'S UP") which also features new songs from his business partner MS. CRYSTAL. Also released in 2010 was the 12" vinyl NORTH CAROLINA STREET HEAT project(Volume#5) which features his CANCER testimony song and tracks like DO THE HOLY GHOST as well. He also performed the CANCER testimony song at a stage play about cancer the same year to benifit cancer research. To date J.O.T. has put out SEVEN CD ALBUMS: 1)I WON'T STOP BEING ME; 2)NATURE OF MY BEING; 3)ROCKING THE N.C.; 4)UNDERGROUND RAPROAD; 5)NITROGLYCERIN; 6) PARA GANAR(IN ORDER TO WIN); 7)ESA QUE PASA(THAT'S WHAT'S UP); and FOUR CD SINGLES: 1)SELF ANALYZATION; 2)SNOWFLAKES; 3)BIOLOGICAL WARFARE; 4)NORTH CAKALAK; THREE BOOKS: 1)ABOUT J.O.T., 2)BREAKING STEREOTYPES, 3)I COULD HAVE GOTTEN REVENGE BUT I DIDN’T. In addition to music and books J.O.T. has also designed and worn clothing pieces from his upcoming Christian clothing line called SOUL-FULL WEAR. He also started up the female division of his clothing line, which is called LADY SOUL and continues to design pieces for it with the help of his business partner MS. CRYSTAL.
J.O.T. knows that, through CHRIST, his ministry will encourage people with and without cancer and let them know that focusing on CHRIST will help them with whatever they are going through. J.O.T. knows because he is a living testimony and for that reason he stays SOUL-FULL. GOD BLESS!!!!