Over the years, the music industry has made significant strides toward becoming more inclusive. While it remains highly competitive, it no longer serves as the playground of only those who are highly connected and rich with resources, as people from all walks of life and varying stories can now dip their toes in the field and make a name for themselves. Most importantly, aspiring musicians continue to be emboldened by the sight of powerhouses who share the same lived experiences with them. Young Black singers draw strength from the success of household names like Beyonce, queer artists are inspired by the growing number of LGBTQIAA+ under the spotlight, and Asian musicians are urged forward by the increasing prominence of minorities. Jordan James Freeman, better known as Himintheflesh, serves as a beacon of hope to the millions of neurodivergents worldwide. Armed with an inspiring story and an arsenal of skills, he is on set to make waves in the music scene.
Widely known for his hit single titled ibeenupfordaysdontpanic, Himintheflesh sends across a powerful message by translating his long-held vision of finding success into reality amid the odds that come hand in hand with having an autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Apart from solidifying the assertion that there is nothing impossible in the face of dedication and perseverance, the heights that he has managed to reach emphasize the fact that taking center stage is feasible for anyone willing to pour their hearts into their goals, regardless of their gender, economic status, origins, and more.
From the get-go, Himintheflesh has been fueled not only by his love for music but also by the mission of introducing his hometown to the world. “While growing up in the early 2000s, I noticed that we had local rap groups as well as rappers but their efforts did not bear any fruits. Their talents went unnoticed and they eventually gave up, got regular jobs, and settled down,” the multi-faceted personality shared. Urged forward by the desire to establish his city as a breeding ground of talent, the go-getter is going all-out as a must-watch force in the industry.
In the short time since starting his journey toward the forefront, this rising star from Newark, Ohio, has already built a following and captured the interest of listeners globally. With little music available to his fanbase, his expanding portfolio proves a testament to his potential as a future phenomenon. So far, Himintheflesh has worked with big names, such as Tay Keith and Pierre Bourne as well as with fellow artists Antionia and Chxpo.
Himintheflesh is bound to release more impactful tracks in the future. Putting a heavy premium on quality over quantity, he assures those who are anticipating his songs that nothing but top-notch pieces will make their way into people’s playlists. As he carves a path toward the summit of the music scene, he also vows to stand as a source of support for aspirants wishing to materialize their dreams amidst life’s challenges.