J Torah, born Travis Johnson, hails from Stuttgart, Germany. At a young age his family introduced him to music. Inspired by an empowering, expressive rap song written by his cousin; J Torah also learned to verbally express his thoughts through rap music. He spent years cultivating his own style of hard-core rap and was well-excepted by his current community in Atlanta, GA. Known by the stage name Young Smokesta (SMK) at the time; he created a reputation to be one of the most highly sought-after MC’s in the city performing at local night clubs and frequently interviewing with local radio stations. His first album released under the name Young Smokesta in 2005 is still very popular overseas and is still in demand in European countries.
J Torah’s testimony lies within this album. Prior to its completion he was in a devastating car accident that opened his eyes to a new life. He could have very well lost his life that day, but God had other plans for him. After receiving a second chance from God; he realized that his purpose was to do kingdom work. One single in particular from that album, “A Divine Revelation” allowed his fan base to see the evident change in him. It was a heartfelt song placed on his heart by the Holy Spirit. This song was so pivotal in his change he decided it will be re-made and released on every album he produces from here on. J Torah’s goal is to tell people how Christ saved and changed his life for the better while ministering God’s word. His current single, “Agape Love” released in 2015 is receiving radio airplay across the world and blessing the lives of all who hear it.
2016 Rhythm of Gospel Awards Nominee in 3 categories:
~ #12 Holy Hip Hop Song of the Year – “Agape Love”
~ #18 Holy Hip Hop R&P/Song of the Year – “Agape Love”
~ #54 Holy Hip Hop Artist of the Year 2015
~ Recipient of The New Artist Profile Radio Show “180 Award” 2015
~ Performance for Atlanta Cobb County NAACP Juneteenth
~ 2015 Opening for Canton Jones / Casey J / Damion Murrill