Brooklyn, NY/ Portland, OR/ Dallas, TX
Child of the Sun, Fatha Green, (Justin Leon Johnson, born July 26, 1981 in Dallas, TX) is an American R&B Soul singer, songwriter, performer, comedian, and model.
Fatha Green possesses the heart of a child with a message of truth, love, wisdom, freedom, perseverance, and light. Obviously created to entertain, his confident, energizing, fun, enigmatic live performances and smooth soulful dancey sound leave you satisfied and wanting more. Check out his style and ENJOY YO’SELF!!! https://soundcloud.com/fathagreen
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Fatha Green exploded onto the indie scene in 2011 with his Psychedelic, Funk, Pop, R&B dance band 'Purple & Green’ alongside indie musician/producer Adam Forkner aka White Rainbow.
They won one of the top 10 spots for Best New Band in Portland, Oregon, published by the Willamette Week in the spring of 2011. (http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17445-best_new_band_2011.html)
The pair met while Forkner was playing an impromptu show with his experimental DJ collective Rob Walmart. While passing by, Fatha Green grabbed the mic and laid down some fresh vocals to a jerkin beat Forkner was playing then disappeared into the night.
The intrigued Forkner tracked Green down and the rest is magical music history. Thier first single was the hot soulful house track ‘Right Here’ (https://soundcloud.com/theecstasyblog/purple-green-right-here)
Purple & Green spawned two music videos produced by Judah Switzer (https://youtu.be/AepB5V_xKA0) & (https://youtu.be/14qv2smbt6Q) and left a wake of sweaty bodies from show to show.
After disbanding in 2012, Green continued to lend his vocals to local NW bands and producers such as Miracles Club for their ‘Light Of Love Remixes’ album featuring on the track ‘So Hot’ (https://pro.beatport.com/track/so-hot-club-mix/2728707), as well as Seattle based dance pop duo USF to feature on their single ‘Outtamind’ (http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/new-music/usf-outtamind-fatha-green-mp3), and then on to collaborate with LA based producer Magic Touch aka Damon Palermo, to be featured on his EP ‘Nothing More’ released by fledging label True Romance. (https://www.xlr8r.com/reviews/2013/11/nothing-more-ep/).
After spending a year in New York, Fatha Green returned to Portland and hooked up with local house producer Avalon Kalin and began working on his most recent EP ‘Adoration’ (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/adoration-ep/id937037516), released November 25, 2014, on the label 100% Silk.
Fatha Green cites his influences to be R&B, Funk, Jazz, Pop, and Soul artist: Otis Redding, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Tevin Campbell, Tracy Chapman, Sade, Jodeci, Aaliyah, En Vogue, Brandy, Mariah Carey, Usher, Missy Elliott, Mary J Blige, Ashanti, Sisqo, Destiny's Child, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Anthony Hamilton, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Keyshia Cole, and Tinashe.
Fatha Green is currently working on his first solo record, music videos, and merch due to drop this fall, 2016, along with an EP release party. Fatha Green will be continuing to perform all around the NW so, to catch him live and in effect, stay posted by following his music page. (https://www.facebook.com/fathagreen)
Also check out the digital EP of Fatha Green’s decade + recording project ‘j2G’ with Underground Experimental Hip Hop producer Bass Daddy. (https://j2gproductions.bandcamp.com/album/when-its-over-single)
Keepin It Weird! since 2005.
ENJOY YO'SELF! & COME GET YOU SOME...