"what's to say about things today?"
by jules drucker feat.
“I wrote this song after the unjust murder of Philando Castille. He was a good man that was loved by his community and was gunned down for no reason other than the color of his skin. I look at this song as a way to lament with the goings on of today but also a means of exposing the systemic racist roots that our country has grown from. Before we can fix a problem, it first must be identified and called what it is; racism and hate. When I ask, "What's to say about things today?” it should first inspire thought but then inspire action. We have to come and face these issues together. The time is now!"
“These things need to be addressed and ONE of the best ways to do it is in song. Silence is no longer an option. There is a problem in America today and we can’t keep pushing it aside. Something has to be done. For me, that’s simply what the song means.”
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
“Awesome man. Great message. And good pickin. What you got going on is great."
Jules Drucker, is a guitarist, drummer, producer, educator and performer.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Jules has always been a natural born musician.
Since graduating Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Business, Jules has made a name for himself in the R&B, pop and gospel music scene by playing with the likes of Grammy nominated artist/actor Mack Wilds, R&B great Vivian Green, Lil Mo, Caroline Vreeland, rising pop artist Evie Irie, R&B diva Sylenna Johnson, Winner of The Voice season 2 Jermaine Paul, Bonfyre, Avant and many more...
Every Sunday Jules can be seen playing guitar in Newark, New Jersey at the world-renowned New Hope Baptist church, a place with a great musical legacy and home church of Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston and Emily “Cissy” Houston; under musical direction of gospel icon James Hall.
Black music has played an extremely large roll in his life.
Jules also has a passion for politics. In addition to being a part of multiple local democratic clubs, he has been a democratic committeeman in the central New Jersey area. He is a strong advocate for anti-racism and anti-discrimination and is a strong supporter of the Black Lives Matter social movement. As a Jewish person he believes, “if we stand idly by as atrocities are being done to our countrymen and women, we are complicit in the act. Never again.”
Erick Walls is a Grammy award winning & Emmy nominated guitarist, multi-Instrumentalist, music producer and songwriter. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Erick Walls knew at the tender age of eight that he wanted to become a professional musician. Coming from a musical family, Walls received the necessary support for developing his skills on the guitar, bass, drums, #nd piano, playing in his Fatherʼs church. After attending The Berklee College of Music, Erick moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dre#m of becoming a professional musician. Upon arriving in the city of Angels, he was met with open arms from the musical community!
Erick has produced, recorded and/or performed with:
Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson (All 4 You), Dave Mathews, Beck, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, John Legend, Jay-Z, Idina Menzell, The Black Eyed Peas, The Dixie Chicks, Josh Groban, Megan Trainor, Adam Lambert, Neyo, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Chris Brown, Will Smith, Shirley Ceaser, Aloe Blacc, Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea, Jamie Foxx, The Isley Brothers, Boyz II Men, Brandy, The LA Philharmonic, TLC, Raphael Saadiq, Eric Benet, Charlie Wilson, Michael McDonald, Kirk Fr#nklin, George Duke, ZZ Ward, Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller, and many others.
“Great pocket. Great feel. Great chops.” – Ryan Leslie (Grammy nominated Producer and R&B singer)
“…[talking about Jules]…I know he’s great, that's why I hired him!!!” – Salaam Remi (Grammy nominated producer for Nas, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Miguel)
“Jules is the sh*t, simple as that.” – Mack Wilds (Grammy Nominated Recording Artist, Actor)
[after watching the video for WTSATT] “Nice! Good stuff!” – Troy Carter (manager for Lady Gaga, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Global head of creative services for Spotify)
“Jules is a great guitarist. He does his homework and learns material quickly. On top of being a great musician, he's an awesome dude. Good people are hard to find. Great musicians are even harder to find. Jules, you always seem to surprise us on stage.” – Jermaine Paul (Winner of The Voice Season 2, Alicia Keys)
[after performing on Sway in the Morning] “Jules, GREAT JOB man!!” – Sway Calloway (Sway In The Morning, MTV)
[after performing on The Breakfast Club] “Shout out to JULES!!” – Charlamagne tha God (The Breakfast Club)
Jules on Sway In The Morning with Adrian Marcel
Jules on The Breakfast Club with Adrian Marcel
Asbury Park Love Contingent Asbury Park Press article [scroll down]
Jules with Caroline Vreeland @ Paste Magazine