J.M. Valle

Real Name:
H/M, The Homeboy Mad
Profile:
Executive Producer, Songwriter, Publisher, Graphic Designer, Promoter, Writer of Raza Del Soul.

J.M. Valle grew up in East Side San Jo (California), just blocks away from historic King and Story Roads. Mr. Valle’s grandfather came to the United States under the Bracero program, a government program that helped fill farmworker labor while a majority of Americans were serving in World War II. Mr. Valle’s parents were both farmworkers who moved to San José in the late 1970’s during the height of San José’s low-rider capital to work on the computer assembly line. While Mr. Valle’s parents were chasing the American Dream, Mr. Valle endured a flawed education system, police harassment and brutality, and everyday survival of the barrio.

J.M. Valle founded the Souleros Ball in 2009, which undeniably was the first public event where Rare Oldies (Soul Harmony/Low-rider Oldies) record collectors gathered to spin their prized collection in front of a live audience. The Souleros Ball indirectly embarked on an entire movement and market encompassing Oldies vinyl nights, old school cholo artwork, and contemporary recordings of the Rare Low-rider Oldies sound.

Although the Souleros Ball showcased live performances since its inception, the Souleros Ball became a game changer in 2011, after a live performance by Myron and E of Timmion Records (Finland, Europe). This event constructed a bridge between contemporary recording artists and the Raza. At Mr. Valle's request, Myron and E performed a cover of The Exit's "Under the Street Lamp", which later led to a record contract with Stones Throw Records. During the same year, Wax Poetics Magazine released a cover story of the growing Chicano Rare Oldies scene which featured Mr. Valle and his contributions to the movement.

In 2015, J.M. Valle wrote and directed the screenplay for the The Jack Moves "Joyride" (Wax Poetics) music video. The music video depicted la Chicanada with cameos of OG Dave (Barrio Brawler), Victor Barrera (Duke of Earl Movie), Roberto Hernandez (SF Lowrider Council), and Big Serg (The Principal). Filmed in San José, San Francisco's Mission District and Oakland, the video is also dedicated to Sonny Madrid, founder of Low Rider Magazine and Teen Angel, both of which had their break in San Jo, and passed during the same year.

After trial and error, J.M. Valle formed Thee Baby Cuffs made up of Joe Narvaez, Gilberto Rodriguez and Dave Herrera and began his songwriting and producing career.

In 2017, Mr. Valle self released a rendition of Larry Sanders’ “Where Did Peace Go” backed by The M-Tet (Bay Area). Mr. Valle re-worked the lyrics to describe the plight of Raza and re-titled Larry Sanders’ protest song to “Where Did Our Pride Go”. Digital formats and streams were released during anti-presidential inauguration protests nationwide when Trump took the White House. A 45 release followed during the same year on Cinco de Mayo.

The following year in 2018, Mr. Valle wrote a song titled, “My My My Baby” about his early relationship with his wife, getting married and having a family, yet challenged by family members who naturally wanted to shield their baby girl. “My My My Baby” was recorded as a demo which never came to surface at Chris Lujan's (Lugnut Brand Records) studio bedroom. Cold Diamond and Mink (Stylart, a subsidiary of Timmion Records) cut an uptempo version which gave both Mr. Valle's songwriting and his group, Thee Baby Cuffs an international platform.

In 2019, J.M. Valle released a reissue of Suenos “Baby I Love You” with the Spanish version as the B-Side for the first time on 45. J.M. Valle previously reached out to band leader Frank Lizarraga to perform at the Souleros Ball in 2013 in the band’s hometown in Sacramento, Ca.. Suenos “Baby I Love You” was originally pressed in 1982 as a single on San Jose’s Luna Records with a Spanish version released on their album the following year. The Spanish version never cut as a single and the sought after English version never made an album release making this reissue unique.

Aside from Mr. Valle’s music career, he also wrote for Street Low Magazine making two cover stories, one of which being R&B Bay Area artist, Davina. Mr. Valle also broke the Souleros Ball in an article he wrote in Street Low Magazine which had Benjamin Bratt starring in the La Mission movie as its cover story. Mr. Valle also wrote for Teen Angel Magazine including its cover story of tattoo artists Pistolero Viejo which was also the last issue to print. J.M. Valle has also curated various art shows featuring art from prison and local artists. Lastly J.M. is known for his work in the community including prison reform, prisoner’s human rights, working with youth, historic preservation and mural advocacy.
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Instruments & Performance

SC7050 Horror Games — J.M. Valle The Jack Moves Featuring Larry Hamm & The People Of Newark The Jack Moves Featuring Larry Hamm & The People Of Newark - Horror Games(7", Single) Star Creature SC7050 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Writing & Arrangement

Raza-001 Where Did Our Pride Go b/w Instrumental — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs with The M-Tet Thee Baby Cuffs with The M-Tet - Where Did Our Pride Go b/w Instrumental(150x7", Ltd, Sta) Raza Del Soul Raza-001 US 2017 Sell This Version
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S-006, TR722 My My My Baby  — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs and Cold Diamond & Mink Thee Baby Cuffs and Cold Diamond & Mink - My My My Baby (Single) Stylart Records, Timmion Records S-006, TR722 2018 Sell This Version
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Raza - 005 What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) — J.M. Valle Dee Dee Simon With The M-Tet What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) Dee Dee Simon With The M-Tet - What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) Oakland Raza - 005 2020 Sell This Version
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SC7050 Horror Games — J.M. Valle The Jack Moves Featuring Larry Hamm & The People Of Newark The Jack Moves Featuring Larry Hamm & The People Of Newark - Horror Games(7", Single) Star Creature SC7050 US 2021 Sell This Version
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TR 738 You're My Reason — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs And Cold Diamond & Mink Thee Baby Cuffs And Cold Diamond & Mink - You're My Reason Timmion Records TR 738 US 2021 Sell This Version
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RAZA-006 How Could I Right All My Wrongs? — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs, The M-Tet How Could I Right All My Wrongs? Thee Baby Cuffs, The M-Tet - How Could I Right All My Wrongs? Raza Del Soul RAZA-006 US 2022 Sell This Version
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Production

Raza-001 Where Did Our Pride Go b/w Instrumental — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs with The M-Tet Thee Baby Cuffs with The M-Tet - Where Did Our Pride Go b/w Instrumental(150x7", Ltd, Sta) Raza Del Soul Raza-001 US 2017 Sell This Version
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S-006, TR722 My My My Baby  — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs and Cold Diamond & Mink Thee Baby Cuffs and Cold Diamond & Mink - My My My Baby (Single) Stylart Records, Timmion Records S-006, TR722 2018 Sell This Version
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Raza - 005 What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) — J.M. Valle Dee Dee Simon With The M-Tet Dee Dee Simon With The M-Tet - What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) Oakland Raza - 005 2020 Sell This Version
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TR 738 You're My Reason — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs And Cold Diamond & Mink Thee Baby Cuffs And Cold Diamond & Mink - You're My Reason Timmion Records TR 738 US 2021 Sell This Version
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RAZA-006 How Could I Right All My Wrongs? — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs, The M-Tet How Could I Right All My Wrongs? Thee Baby Cuffs, The M-Tet - How Could I Right All My Wrongs? Raza Del Soul RAZA-006 US 2022 Sell This Version
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Visual

CCE0014 A Million Girls / If You Only Knew — J.M. Valle Reality Jonez Reality Jonez - A Million Girls / If You Only Knew(25x7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pic) Crown City Entertainment CCE0014 US 2013 Sell This Version
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S-002, TR 709 This Love — J.M. Valle Bobby Oroza Bobby Oroza - This Love(7", Single, Ltd, Num, Promo, Pic) Stylart Records, Timmion Records S-002, TR 709 Finland 2016 Sell This Version
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PYS-005 Rosa Tropical — J.M. Valle Almas Fronterizas Almas Fronterizas - Rosa Tropical(10", EP, Ltd, Num, Pic) Discos Pistolas y Saguaros PYS-005 US 2017 Sell This Version
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Raza-001 Where Did Our Pride Go b/w Instrumental — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs with The M-Tet Thee Baby Cuffs with The M-Tet - Where Did Our Pride Go b/w Instrumental(150x7", Ltd, Sta) Raza Del Soul Raza-001 US 2017 Sell This Version
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S-006, TR722 My My My Baby — J.M. Valle Thee Baby Cuffs and Cold Diamond & Mink Thee Baby Cuffs and Cold Diamond & Mink - My My My Baby(100x7", Ltd, Sta) Stylart Records, Timmion Records S-006, TR722 2018 Sell This Version
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HOBO-019 Joyride / Wantin’ You — J.M. Valle The Jack Moves The Jack Moves - Joyride / Wantin’ You(200x7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pic) Hobo Camp HOBO-019 US 2019 Sell This Version
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RAZA-004 Baby I Love You — J.M. Valle Sueños Sueños - Baby I Love You (Single) Raza Del Soul RAZA-004 US 2019 Sell This Version
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CAP-002 If You Stand By Me / Just Loving You — J.M. Valle Small Society Small Society - If You Stand By Me / Just Loving You(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Pic) Capital City Records (6) CAP-002 US 2020 Sell This Version
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CAP-001 If I Had A Love / Why Then — J.M. Valle The Truths Inc. The Truths Inc. - If I Had A Love / Why Then (Single) Capital City Records (6) CAP-001 US 2020 Sell This Version
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Raza - 005 What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) — J.M. Valle Dee Dee Simon With The M-Tet Dee Dee Simon With The M-Tet - What's Left To Give (After Giving It All?) Oakland Raza - 005 2020 Sell This Version
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CAP-003 Mi Chicanita — J.M. Valle Polo Martinez Polo Martinez - Mi Chicanita(7", Pic) Capital City Records (6) CAP-003 US 2021 Sell This Version
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LBR-4515 Good To Be Home / (Until You) Come Back To Me (Stripped Mix) — J.M. Valle Andre Cruz & The Ready Steady / Chris Lujan & Electric Butter Feat. Andre Cruz Andre Cruz & The Ready Steady / Chris Lujan & Electric Butter Feat. Andre Cruz - Good To Be Home / (Until You) Come Back To Me (Stripped Mix)(7", Ltd, Num) Lugnut Brand Records LBR-4515 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Acting, Literary & Spoken

CCE0014 A Million Girls / If You Only Knew — J.M. Valle Reality Jonez Reality Jonez - A Million Girls / If You Only Knew(25x7", Single, Ltd, Num, Pic) Crown City Entertainment CCE0014 US 2013 Sell This Version