Talent can be defined in a myriad of ways. It can be an innate gift or a learned proficiency but occasionally, it’s a potent mixture of both, which happens to be the case with Phalon Alexander, the visionary southern-reared producer who goes by the pseudonym Jazze Pha. (pronounced Jazz-ee fay). Although born into an R&B dynasty as the son of James Alexander, one of the original members of the revolutionary 70’s funk-soul band The Barkay’s, and Denece Williams, a diva who was known to perform back in the day with acts, such as the Gap Band, Stevie Wonder and Barbara Streisand. Jazze Pha never caught the train to fame by way of his parent’s celebrity. His musicianship is incredible, having the ability to pour passion and conviction into whatever he does, be it producing, rapping or singing. His combination of talent is one of many factors that separate him from the mainstream. Jazze’s soul is soaked in the eccentricity of vintage Rhythm and Blues and P-Funk, but when he adds his intoxicatingly rambunctious and jovial wit into the mix, the result is a guaranteed prodigious hit.