Johnnie Cleveland
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Johnnie Cleveland

San Rafael, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE | AFTRA

San Rafael, CA | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Hip Hop Experimental



The best kept secret in music


"Review: Johnnie Cleveland ‘Finger Drumming - Ep.23’"

The latest episode of ‘Finger Drumming’ by Johnnie Cleveland is truly amazing.

In his latest episode of Finger Drumming, ‘Ep.23’, the highly-gifted and simply brilliant Johnnie Cleveland showcases to us just why he is the name to follow in the world music with dynamic beats, jaw-dropping bass and an overall vibe that will keep you listening for weeks to come. With this episode of finger drumming released, we are sure to hear more great things from Johnnie Cleveland in the weeks to come.

You can check out more of his music at - Jack Mozz - Sound Of Now

"Hip-Hop and Recording Producer Johnnie Cleveland to Launch new Singles and Album"

Novato, CA - August 6, 2018 - Johnnie Cleveland, the multi-talented indie recording artist, songwriter and producer, will soon be out with a brand new album and singles in October 2018. Johnnie is also upbeat about doing a local tour and working on a local artist showcase event in Marin County, making the next few months the most exciting period of his life.

In the past few years, Johnnie has worked with kids, producing artists and performed shows, while also getting the honor of donning the DJ hat for names such as The Locksmith, Nef The Pharoah, Zion I, and San Quinn. Johnnie (jcmusic86) has also been trending in the San Rafael CA music scene for his exceptional hip-hop style, new music, consistent performance and imaginative lyrics.

“A very passionate, hungry, and focused Hip Hop musician and producer, Johnnie’s skill speaks for itself. He is always willing to help other musicians grow, and Marin County is lucky to have him. If you want it done right, come to Johnnie Cleveland,” said a music reviewer.

In the Bay Area, Johnnie is known for his experimental hip-hop music, live beat making (finger drumming) and production through his label, JC Music & Media. His web series on live beats is called ‘Rhythms with JC’, and he makes live beats on the spot from his own self-made kits.

Johnnie Cleveland was born in San Francisco, and his music debut was in hip-hop under the name ‘West One’ in 2008. Fascinated by the world of art, music, and performance at an early age, Johnnie learned everything he could and kept honing his skills and entered the music production scene as well. - Mary Davis - The Daily Journal

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Still working on that hot first release.



Johnnie Cleveland aka JC is a prolific producer, artist, and songwriter based in the Bay Area currently living in Novato CA with his son, daughter, and wife. He has a web series called "Rhythms With JC" where he makes live beats on the spot from kits he created from scratch. In addition, he is planning a local tour, working on a local artist showcase events in Marin County and a new album coming out in October of 2018. Over the years, Johnnie Cleveland has been consulting, working with kids, producing artists, headlining his own shows and has had the honor to Dj and perform with The LocksmithNef The Pharoah, Zion I, and San Quinn. Since 2008 the artist has been making noise throughout California and the web (Google jcmusic86) with his tireless work ethic and consistency. He is equipped with vivid lyrics, quality production, exceptional marketing and performance skills.

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