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‘Changes’ by Jonathon Burkett will turn your uninteresting day into a great one   Leave a comment

Music is like therapy and it can bring a smile to a child’s face and bring joy to a mother in pain. It can do wonder with all. With today’s fast-paced life, it is too hectic for anyone to stay calm. It is the time when you should hear great kind of music. The music by Jonathon Burkett will actually make you feel wonderful. The stunning kind of musical equipment used and determination with which the song “Changes” is made will lift up your mind. If you really want to hear his music you must go to SoundCloud. The element of hip-hop is highly present that will remain with you.

Jonathon Burkett is a resident of Miamar and wants to make his song reach hearts of every soul. His song is sensitive, pleasant and creative. The super kind of technology used and the deep penetrative song is great for all soul out there. If you are going through constant worry in life and want to have a change, you must hear the song “Changes”. It is now on your favorite site SoundCloud.

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About Jonathan Burkett   Leave a comment

Jonathan Burkett was born February 1, 1987. He is a bright writer inspired by many, as he continues to survive the struggles that we all sometimes face in life. Devoted for achievement in his lifetime, he is willing to take any test. He told himself, that he would never give up no matter the trials and tribulations. He decided to write to help him move towards a bright future for himself; and because he knows that s what his Grandparents want for him.

Learning now that life is a challenge for many, with trials, tribulations, brutality, hatred, along with grief and manipulation. Jonathan is writing now to release his thoughts about life, after being motivated, inspired to prosper, encouraged to tolerate, uplifted, and empowered from his past.

Abandoned and neglected as a child, Jonathan Burkett is used to facing up to any challenge. He even underwent a potentially life-threatening surgery in 2005, only to wake up more motivated and energetic than ever. He already has not only a promising rap career behind him – but also a successful book, telling the story of his difficult childhood (if you’ve missed it, go and find “Neglected but Undefeated: The life of a Boy who never knew a mother’s love” right now!). Having suffered from neglect, beatings, a mental breakdown, seizures and hallucinations, a brain disorder and a surgery, Jonathan Burkett emerged in 2005 stronger and more motivated than ever – a true inspiration to every one of us.

His journey towards love and acceptance continues today through his music. As an music artist, Jonathan knows the importance of hard work and motivation, and creates strong and powerful songs, full of energy, vibrancy and deep meanings. His positive style reflects his personality and the catchy tunes will most certainly stuck in your head for days. He’s set to achieve the difficult task of designing music that challenges both indie and commercial musical brands – and we are more than certain he’ll be just as successful in this as in everything else!

A talented writer – both in prose and poetry – Jonathan is a musician, whose name you’ll be hearing soon for certain. His music is not simply entertainment, but bears deep personal meaning that reflects the challenges he’s been facing his entire life – a story of a life-journey, which inspires, intrigues and beguiles.

Posted March 16, 2018 by Jonathan Burkett in Music Artist

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Neglected But Undefeated   Leave a comment


Everyone who has tried can tell you, it’s not easy task to make it in the music industry. This especially seems to be true in the hip-hop industry.

Nevertheless, there are millions of people out there looking for their big break and be heard by the masses. South Florida’s own Jonathan Burkett is one of these individuals who has been making moves on the underground circuit and making a name for himself.

“I’m committed to the music game, not just to entertain but to share my story and inspire,” said Jonathan. “So, I just decided to let my artist name be my real name, because it’s going to be straight facts that I will be sharing with the world.”

Life was no crystal stair for Jonathan. His birth was the result of his mother’s rape at the hands of a man she was dating. Because of this fact, Jonathan feels that his mother always despised him. She was so disgusted with the thought of raising a child she did not plan on having that she sent him off to Jamaica to be raised by his grandparents until the age of six. That all changed when representatives from the U.S. came to take him back. “Some US people came to Jamaica said to me, I’ve been down there too long, I’m suppose to be in America, but family in Jamaica wouldn’t let them take me,” he remembered. “They were like that over their dead body. So I guess they went back to Jamaica and told my mother that she had to come and get me, else she will get in trouble.”

Jonathan’s step-father ultimately came down to Jamaica to bring him back to America. Jonathan was brought to Broward County, but his mother still had no interest in raising him. He ended up living with one of his mother’s friends, who he thought was his real mother. He would eventually move back in with his mother, who was verbally, emotionally and physically abusive. This caused Jonathan to get into trouble as a youth. “I had a lot of anger in me,” he said of the results of his mother’s parenting. “Most people that got a lot of anger end up taking out their anger on other people outside the house.”

However, Jonathan did take a liking to sports, choosing football and boxing as his life pursuits. “I started off weight training, lifting weights, push ups and everything, especially since I had a lot of anger holding inside and stuff,” he reflected. “I loved to fight. I was always fighting with friends. Got in trouble here and there; that’s what made me feel better.”

Life took another downward turn when Jonathan’s mother and stepfather divorcing when he was 14-years-old. After that happened, Jonathan was kicked out of the house and forced to live on the streets, fending for himself. “I was living from friend’s house to friend’s house,” he recalled.

“You know, it’s like whenever like my friends’ parents would go to bed, my homeboys would let me in the house, I’d take a shower, I’d sleep inside their room or have to make sure before they parents get up in the morning, I left the house.”

This period of Jonathan’s life also caused him to come into contact with the police while running the streets. When the cops would pick him up, they’d take him back to his mother who would promptly kick him back out. She eventually would bring charges against Jonathan, which were eventually dropped. The state ordered him and his mom to go to family therapy. Urged by a psychiatrist, Jonathan asked his mother if she loved him. She responded by saying that she hated him and wanted him to hurry up and die. Soon after, Jonathan started experiencing seizures. He ended up having a blood vessel burst in his head due to an aneurysm. After the blood vessel healed, a tumor developed on Jonathan’s brain. By the time he was 16, doctors told him he needed surgery, but his mother refused to cooperate, so he had to wait until he was 18, so he could get it done himself. Up until then, Jonathan would continue to get in trouble in the street, blacking out at times, due to his condition. Friends would even start calling him “Crazy John” because of the things he was doing. He would even end up doing a stretch in jail before the surgery.

Before the surgery, due to the severity of his health problems, Jonathan’s dreams of being a professional athlete were dashed. Feeling hopeless, he told people that he just wanted to die because the seizures wouldn’t stop. After having the surgery, Jonathan’s time in the hospital was transformative. At the behest of nurses and psychiatrists, he started writing. Inspired by Tupac, Nas, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, Jay-Z and Scarface, he began writing poetry.

When he was let out of the hospital, he could not find another job due to his criminal record and health problems. “I was just sitting on the street for like a week or two, just thinking. I can’t even get a freaking job. How am I going to do this? How am I going to do that,” he said. “I don’t got no family. I only got home boys but most of my homeboys are dying, getting locked up, stealing, robbing and trafficking to survive.”

Eventually, he landed a job at a hotel. He continued writing. He wrote his story and more poetry. He got into self-publishing and published several books. However, due to the fact that he did not know how to properly market his work, he started focusing more on music, which he saw as a pipe dream. “I looked at becoming a music artist, as like I said a dream.,” he said. “Only people lucky in life make it in the music industry because that’s the big industry right there. You got to be real talented and know the right people.”

Jonathan has been fortunate enough to be plugged in with a few notable producers. Thanks to a female companion, he was introduced to Troyton Rami (composer of Sean Paul’s smash hit “Gimme Da Light”) and veteran reggae producer/songwriter Willi Lindo. He released his first track, “Changes,” as a result of making such connections. “Changes is a story about life; how we all go through struggles and at the end of the day, you show yourself as a real person, a real man, a woman and you were able to make it through and never give up,” he said.

Jonathan has more music on the horizon, as well as plans to re-release his books, when he gains more traction. He had some words of encouragement for anyone looking for inspiration:

“My encouragement to people is always keep your head up, don’t take nothing for granted. Keep inspiring yourself. Be there for one another. It doesn’t matter if you have a certain health condition, don’t let it hold you down. You might not have certain opportunities in front of you right away, but if you know you want to become something or achieve that goal, sometimes it take steps, sometimes it takes years, but long as you keep your head up, and never give up, opportunities will come. Stay in school, learn, be social because you never know who you might get to know. You never know, just never give up in life. Just keep your head up. Don’t live a life looking back. Life is a journey. The more you go through in life, the stronger you become, the more you learn. If you don’t learn from it, you don’t get nowhere in it.”

Posted March 14, 2018 by Jonathan Burkett in Autobiography, Interview, Music Artist, Story

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