Joël is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter/dancer from Toronto, Canada. Not too long ago, he released a harmonious urban soul tune, entitled, “Vent”.

Joël – “Vent”

“I really just wanted to get sh*t off my chest. At the time, I was living with a shorty, post-breakup. Toxic, but I still had love for her. So many emotions that were undigested, I kinda just wanted to clear the bitterness out of the air. Literally, I cut vocals while she and her homegirl were out in the living room. It was kinda like therapy in a way. I really didn’t care if she heard it or not. Although when that chorus hit I’m sure she did. it’s never cool closing a book you’ve spent time reading especially if you got to know the characters really well. We were coolin for a minute, got crazy, then sh*t hit the fan. Poured gas on it too I would be chopped if I didn’t write a song called ‘Vent’.” – Joël

‘Vent’ contains a relatable storyline, sweet soul vocals, and charismatic instrumentation flavored with hip-hop and urban soul elements.

Joël – “Vent”

Joël + "Vent" artwork

Joël’s sound is a mixture of alternative and R&B music, which he coins ‘grunge gospel’. “Vent” is the first release from his upcoming project.

His music is projected through the lens of a young black man trapped in the suburbs with no obvious way out.

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, journalist, and Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, Vibe Magazine, Centric TV, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, and much more. Not too long ago, Thomson received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Show your support by downloading Thomson's award-winning debut novel, entitled, THREE BLACK BOYS, via

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