One of the Boys - JASS BIANCHI
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Contact Information:  

 

Company:   Color In Sound

Contact:      Christopher Smith

Email:         bookjassbianchi@gmail.com

 

Release Date: May 19, 2019

 

 

Jass Bianchi Redefining the Gender Roles in Hip-Hop with Her Song One of the Boys.

 

 

[Boston, MA, May 2019] — Award-winning rapper and activist Jass Bianchi refuses to define her success through objectifying herself. Instead, she continues to redefine the existing gender roles in hip-hop.

 

In her new song, One of the Boys, she raps “I was dressed for the occasion, church on Sunday, everyone loves little Caitlin. Blonde hair and blue eyes, though deep inside I’d just rather try some suits and some ties.”

 

When asked what inspired the song, Bianchi replied:

 

“I wanted to capture what I was feeling like a little girl. As I was growing up, I didn’t feel like most girls I saw on TV and in the movies or even those who surrounded me. I didn’t want to play dress up. I wanted to play soccer, and basketball.” As a testament to her beliefs and her desire to stay true to herself, the single’s artwork displays the back of a young girl’s uniform with the name Martin on the back. That is Jass Bianchi, her birth name Caitlin Martin.

 

“This song is not just about female empowerment, it’s also for all others who are expected to fit a mold that they don’t want to fit into. It’s for the trans community, for the lawyer turned plumber, or the hustler turned banker.”

 

Leading industry innovators in both music and film have recognized her success. In April 2019, Bianchi was flown out to LA to perform “One of the Boys” where she was honored with a “Best Artist” award at the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival. Amongst the award recipients, were fellow trailblazers; Glee Actress Dot-Marie Jones, Fast & the Furious actress Levy Tran, Daniela Ruah of NCIS and Kimberly Peirce, the Director of acclaimed cable shows The L Word & Dear White People.

 

Radio programmers say the message behind “One of the Boys” is fierce and infectious, with the melodic piano riffs and soulful vocals capturing the positive message that 2019 Hip-Hop & Rap Radio should support. 

 

“Jass Bianchi is the real deal and brings a breath of fresh air. She makes no apology about herself. Period!”- Bryan Corbitt of KISS 104.7 FM Radio.

 

In honor of Gay Pride 2019, “One of the Boys” releases on June 8th 2019 through I-Tunes, Spotify, and YouTube. Please visit www.jassbianchi.com for further information.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Caitlin Martin (JASS BIANCHI) was born on September 12, 1984. Bianchi is an award-winning rapper, songwriter, producer, activist, and entrepreneur. 

Bianchi first released her "Poetic Authority"​ mixtape in 2008, receiving recognition in local and overseas markets. Since then, Bianchi has toured throughout the East Coast, opening for Cormega, and Ladi6. In 2019, Los Angeles based Artemis Film Festival honored Bianchi with the "Best Artist"​ award for her song "One of the Boys."​

"One of the Boys"​ has been played on Kiss 104.7 FM. Bianchi has been featured in AllHipHop.com, AXS.com, Wu-World.com, Thisis50.com, BReal.TV, DJ Clue's Desert Storm Radio, The Illest Female Rappers, The Producer's United, DIG Radio, SWURV Radio, RaporDie.com, Speak Up ATL, The Mad Bloggers, WXCI 91.7, WHS 98.1, WZLX CBS Local, WCUW, and HODX Radio.

In 2016, Bianchi hosted the Northeast Youth Music & Arts Festival which showcased 125+ performances of up and coming youth. She is currently working on awareness campaigns relating to the Mental Health, LGBTQQIA, and Youth communities.

Bianchi's voiceover work has aired on Power 105.1, Hot 97.1, KISS FM, KPKX, WPST, WFLC, Jammin 94.5 and she has been featured in live comedy performances.

“Jass Bianchi is the real deal and brings a breath of fresh air. She makes no apology about herself. Period!”- Bryan Corbitt of KISS 104.7 FM Radio.

 

LYRICS

One of the Boys by JASS BIANCHI ft. Zoe Gelinas 

V1 
I was dressed for the occasion 
Church on Sunday 
Everyone loves little Caitlin 
Blonde hair & blue eyes 
Though deep inside 
I'd just rather try 
Some suits and some ties 
I mean I didn't really try it- 
But when it came to Easter 
I was under tables hiding 
Girls riding bikes with pink ribbons in it 
Had a jeep with tints in it 
Watching wrestling 
Me and my brother 
See we always use to mimick them 
Trying to get pictures and 
Lookin all innocent 
Just give me a minute 
Is all she would say 
But I hated it 
I'd run away from it 
Go play game boy and shit 
You take She-Ra, imma play with He-Man 
I rocked my Sonics jersey 
Andrew Keegan hanging on my wall 
Then I played ball 
With all the boys 
They'd stuff my shots 
I'd get all annoyed 
But inside I 
Feel like I was One of the Boys 

CHORUS:// 
You can try to hide 
But you can't erase the truth within your eyes 
Why do you have to fit 
Within the lies that they define 
You try to tell me it's a choice 
Then why do I feel like 
I'm One of the Boys... 


V2 
Then it was middle school 
Many girls weren't nice to 
Any girls who didn't like to swipe shoes on their mother's card 
When we went to the mall 
I remember getting in fights 
Cause the price was too tall 
I was shy 
Depending on the guy 
Ran out the movies 
When this guy started feeling on my girl's boobies 
I still felt like I never really got over coodies 
Till I went to the prom and met my first love 
Oooii he was so cute 
We danced to feel it on your booty 
Lasted 8 years 
Before I felt like I could just taste tears 
He said I never asked him for Gucci 
And I wasn't girly enough 
But, I mean truly 
How was I supposed to be 
When ever since I was born 
I felt so deceived 
Like I don't even know me 
Like I wasn't a girl 
You see my toys? 
Cause inside 
I felt like I was One of the Boys 

CHORUS:// 
You can try to hide 
But you can't erase the truth within your eyes 
Why do you have to fit 
Within the lies that they define 
You try to tell me it's a choice 
Then why do I feel like 
I'm One of the Boys...