While Orange Juice's music has the refined edge that often comes from studio musicians, he's far from one. OJ's musical inspiration is the life he's lead, from the streets of Stockton, to life in the Marine Corps; living in the heat of the Mojave Desert. He records, mixes, and releases his own music - without pressure from outside sources to streamline, commercialize, or compromise who he is, or what his music means.
From the very beginning, OJ stood out as a musician and promoter. Rapping from the age of eleven, he and his cousins developed a reputation in Stockton for their unique sound and mastery of the language, performing as a group called, The Big Face Boys. Time, and the challenges of life, however, would eventually split the group, and leave Orange Juice to pursue his music alone. For the first time in years, OJ was left to write, record, promote, and perform without any assistance, but what could have been his darkest hour, has proven to be his brightest.