Jac Ross Shares Inspiring Message of Single It’s Ok To Be Black

Artist Jac Ross discusses quarantine life, his new EP, working with Darkchild, and how he hopes positive change can come from the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement

Bryant Santos

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 13th, 2020 12:49pm pst

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If you’re looking for a breakout artist who’s working with one of the most prolific members of the music industry and who’s had their music featured on a hit TV show, look no further than Jac Ross. 

Jac is an exceptional talent who is currently working with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins to produce fire tracks with incredible messages, and Jac is quickly on his way to becoming a household name in the industry.

Before jumping into quarantine life and his music, Ross dove into his thoughts on the current state of the world and the Black Lives Matter movement.

“There’s sometimes some frustration, but on the contrary, my thoughts are this. I think what’s going on will allow everybody to rethink their position and maybe some positive change can come out of all of this negativity that we’re going through.”

These days in quarantine, the “Saved” singer has been hard at work on his music at home, while still balancing family time and getting out in nature with his two daughters. He is also preparing for the release of his highly anticipated EP on the heels of already dropping three banger singles.

When discussing his single “It’s Ok To Be Black”, Jac shared that this song has two powerful messages. Firstly, this single is a message to his young daughters about loving who they are and being proud of the skin they’re in.

He also mentioned that this song serves as a reminder to Black people that they are “kings and queens” and that they shouldn’t let anyone put them down for the color of their skin.

With all this in mind, Jac touched on how he’s feeling about “It’s Ok To Be Black” in today’s climate and how fitting it is for the BLM movement.

“I feel like the song is a glimmer of hope. It doesn’t incite negativity, but it incites us to be proud as individuals of who we are. So I’m very excited about the song, it’s built for this time.”


His incredible music like “It’s Ok To Be Black,” “Questions,” and “Saved” (which was featured on an episode of the FOX hit Empire) have been created in collaboration with music icon Darkchild, and Jac discussed the story of how their working relationship and now friendship came about.

After hearing one of Jac’s tracks, Darkchild knew that he was something special. They started working together and their relationship paid off exponentially when Ross was eventually signed to Island Records. Jac was also happy to share how much he values their relationship.

“Beyond him being such a musical genius, he’s just a great person. He’s a great man and we have so many things in common, so he’s a brother to me.”

We can’t wait to hear more of Jac’s incredible music and for him to share more inspiring stories and messages with the world, especially during these tough times.

Be sure to follow Jac on all his social platforms @JacRoss and stream his singles like “It’s Ok To Be Black”, “Saved”, and “Questions” on most streaming platforms. You can also catch Jac’s full interview here for AfterBuzz TV’s Quarantine With The Stars.

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About The Author:

Bryant Santos is a Social Media Manager and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for fashion and television. As a host for AfterBuzz TV, Bryant loves to bring you all the juiciest news and gossip about your favorite TV shows and celebs. Bryant brings his bubbly personality, quick wit, and an insightful LGBT perspective to many AfterShows including wrestling, teen dramas, sci-fi/fantasy, and more!

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