former member and producer of the group the Pharcyde, is the subject of a new
documentary, “1 More Hit.”
The documentary film follows
the life of Hip-Hop producer J-Swift, formerly of The Pharcyde, as he loses
his fame and fortune to a crack addiction.
The documentary, produced by Smartgirl Productions and Global Vision Studio,
profiles a homeless J-Swift as he makes an attempt at a comeback, while filming
a reality show with a major cable network.
Although the reality show
was cancelled, the documentary continues to follows J-Swift’s struggle
with his addiction and recovery, as well as the trials and tribulations associated
with recording and producing his comeback, Negro Knievel.
According to the documentary’s
website, as of Jan. 12, J-Swift has been clean for five weeks straight.
In 2001, J-Swift, born John Manuel Martinez, made headlines when he filed suit
against Jive Records, Zomba Recording Corp., and Touchstone Pictures for $11
million for their use of his original production on the #1 remix-single "Stutter"
by R&B artist Joe.
J-Swift wrote, produced and arranged "Passing Me By" in 1992 for the
Pharcyde’s debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, and though Jive
did credit the group on the single, J-Swift’s name was absent from the acknowledgements.
To see the movie trailer and get more information on J-Swift’s “1
More Hit,” visit www.1morehit.com.