Bio & Accomplishments

Biography of Norris Johnson

Norris J is a product of inner city Fort Worth, Texas. Born on November 9,  he is the second oldest of four children. While growing up in a divorced family, he battled and conquered various challenges of an urban environment faced by teens such as low or no self-esteem, the desire to be accepted, as well as, desperation to fit in, street life, and peer pressure.

     Music offered an opportunity of self-expression and an outlet to escape his immediate surroundings. His attraction and love for hip-hop provided a release and positive niche for embedded creativity. In high school he was an athlete with a passion for basketball, but his dreams and aspirations of professional pursuit never materialized.

     Norris J was led to the Lord at an early age through the Church of the Living God PGT. Even though he was raised in a single parent home, he was avid in his Christian surroundings and cultured hip-hop as a dialogue to communicate his views. Norris started writing in 1999 while being part of a duo entitled “XFactor”. Norris went solo in 2009 and his passion to write inherently increased.

      In an innovative effort to focus on issues still escalating in the community, INJ Music was created to foster mental notes & demographics involving inner city malfunctions among youth and young adults. Norris J is a stage pioneer and front runner combining inspirational lyrics and hip-hop style to communicate resolution to emotions and situations that demand attention. With acceptance of hip-hop and positive flow of lyrical rhetoric combined with Norris J’s swag and charisma, the INJ Movement emerged. His style is very relevant to pop culture, but the main focus is on praising God. His music includes high-energy praise tunes that make you want to get up and dance, to mid-tempo songs that can transition you into worship. Although his music is geared toward our youth, it touches the lives of anyone in need of encouragement through a positive message. His passion is to be a voice for a young generation that will meet them where they are and introduce them to Christ through Hip-Hop music.

Norris J. currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex where he is the devoted husband and father to his wife and three children. He is a deacon and faithful member of New Breed Christian Center in Fort Worth, TX under Pastors Darrell and La’Tonja Blair.

      Norris J has a sincere passion to uplift spirits, redirect knowledge to insight better choices, and energetically praise the Lord. NJ delivers electrifying performances as he empowers his audience with words of wisdom and scripture while engaging them with music they can relate to. He is developing quite a resume of attractions by being accepted and admired by multiple venues including gospel and secular audiences.

Norris J Accomplishments

  • Headline performer at 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas
  • 2014 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Award Nominee Rap Catagory
  • 2013 Urban Underground Gospel Artist of the Year
  • Release of sophomore project “WeNJ
  • Opening artist for Sunday Best runner up Alexis Spight 3/ 2013& Josh Rogers 10/2013
  • Made acting debut 5/2013 in stage play “Just Like Yo Daddy” w/ Christian Keyes, Terry J. Vaughn, and Dana Hemphill.Directed by Laterras Whitfield
  • Voted KHVN’s Heaven 97 2012 & 2013 Rap Artist of the Year
  • Voted “Best New Artist” and 1st to receive the 2011 Chris Simpson Award for the

Greatest Impact on the DFW community via Stellar Award winning KHVN Home Grown Gospel

  • Performing Artist at 2013 The Flow w/ Andrea Helms, Myron Butler, Myron Williams
  • Opening artist for 2012 Move Tour in Dallas   featuring Da T.R.U.T.H., Ambassador, Jessica Reedy
  • Opening act for nationally Known comedienne Sister Cantaloupe
  • Opened for Gospel artist “Flame”3/2011
  • Featured on Barbados’ biggest gospel sensation Hoszia Hinds album “Race Against Time” 5/2011
  • Featured Artist at the Dove Awards Pre-Party in Atlanta, Georgia 4/2011along with artist Jor’Dan Armstrong, Lowell Pye, Three60, and Canton Jones
  • Performed at “Ignite Event” 6/3/2011, Praise & Worship in both morning services 6/5/2011 and New Years 2013 at The Potters House Fort Worth
  • Recurring Artist at the Aardvark in TCU in Fort Worth, 2011
  • Recurring Artist at the Improv@ Dos Pianos in the Highlands-Arlington, Texas 2011
  • Featured Artist at The Totally Souled Out event in Houston, TX along with artist Crystal Aiken, Martha Buries, James Fortune, SoulFruit, Big Al and Preashea Hilliard

Featured & Performed on venues with David & Tamela Mann, Lil JJ, Jessica Reedy, IROCC, LaCrae and many others

  • Opening Artist for Yolanda Adams, Earnest Pugh, James Fortune & Fiya, and others at Allstars GospelFest 4/2010-Tarrant County Convention Center“INJ”
  • “INJ” CD Release in November 2010
  • Toured with Gospel Recording artists “Blair”, Eric Birdine and The Messengers, Kirisma Evans, and Sunday’s Best Top 10 Finalist- Martha Buries in 2009
  • Performing artist at MEGAFEST 2006
Myself // Nojo Wallace - Norris J & Nojo Wallace Mix
  1. Myself // Nojo Wallace - Norris J & Nojo Wallace Mix
  2. Hiroshima // Nojo Wallace - Norris J & Nojo Wallace Mix
  3. 2wo Lines Mean Equal // Norris J - Norris J & Nojo Wallace Mix
  4. Kingdom // Norris J - INJ