In his return to a scene he was once more familiar with, Lazy J makes a statement by releasing a 10 track project. Gone a Minute Too Long takes us on a journey through J’s trials and tribulations of life which caused him to step away from the music game. Spending its debut week in the top 10 iTunes Hip Hop charts, the mixtape was curated in a matter of months, having Lazy put an end to his furniture removal business to focus entirely on music. The theme to the project highlights the difference between waking up and making money to waking up to focus on doing what makes you happy. In this circumstance, Lazy finds himself in his return to music which is portrayed in the body of art, ‘Gone a Minute Too Long’.
After a successful run through the Australian series of The X-Factor, Lazy J took off with multiple releases building a solid Australian fan base. His feature on European superstar Faydee’s hit record ‘Laugh Till you Cry’ saw exposure to a new market, with the video exceeding over 60 million Youtube views, being the #1 record in multiple European countries 12 weeks straight. However, after a few successful years throughout his late teens, J was involved in an incident that would set him back from creating music for a while. In October 2012, Lazy J was involved in a brawl after a confrontation at his gig led to being stabbed outside of the nightclub. The knife pierced through his heart leaving a hole and not much time for him to be rushed to hospital. After his heart stopped beating he was announced clinically dead, giving the doctors very little time to operate and bring him back to life. Since returning back to the music game in 2017, J has released a mixtape titled ‘Gone A Minute Too Long’, with the hit single Flatline being the first to receive a visual treatment.