J Rawls is one of the cats in hip-hop who has taken that part of the music and made it his own. Through his Lone Catalysts partner Jermaine Sanders, who he met through Buka, he met MOOD, The Five Deez, and Hi-Tek. With Five Deez member Fat Jon, J Rawls is one half of the group 3582. Through MOOD, J Rawls was introduced to Talib Kweli, and as all true heads have the Black Star album in their collection, you know J Rawls was the mastermind to the beat behind "Brown Skin Lady". Some of the artists J Rawls has worked with include Masta Ace, The Beastie Boys, Wordsworth, Jonell, us3, and Venus Malone. This is just a beginning to the vast amounts of albums, singles, collabos, and guest appearances that J Rawls is to be credited with.