J.R. Writer

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J.R. Writer
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J.R. Writer, Dipset, Thundabyrdz, New York, 2011
Background information
Birth name Juan Rusty Brito
Born (1984-05-28) May 28, 1984 (age 30)
Origin Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, NY, U.S.A
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Diplomat, Koch, Babygrande, Writers Block Records©
Associated acts The Diplomats, Cassidy

Juan Rusty Brito (born May 28, 1984) better known by his stage name J.R. Writer, is an American hip hop recording artist and freestyle champion from Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, NY. He is also a member of East Coast hip hop group The Diplomats.

Career[edit]

J.R. Writer has released two studio albums and fourteen mixtapes since 2003, having collaborated with Cassidy, Fred Money, Lloyd Banks, Tito Green, Ransom, Drag-On, Sen City, Paul Wall, T.W.O., Duke Da God, A-Money, Vado, Jae Millz, AraabMuzik and more.[1] He released his debut album History in the Making in 2006, through Koch and Diplomat Records. The album peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and at number 2 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums, held from the top spot of both charts by Pimp C's Pimpalation.[2]

On February 23, 2014, Writer released a 13-track mixtape titled The Return Of Greatness, which includes guest appearances from Styles P, Fat Trel, Vado, Hell Rell and Fred Money as well as production from Track Officialz, SpecX2, Butter Beats DBK, Razah, Myes William, Stat Five Ave, Stoopid On The Beat and Automatik Beatz.[3] On March 18, 2014, J.R. Writer began his prison sentence at Ulster Correctional Facility, in New York.[4][5] On May 30, 2014, Writer released a recorded phone call from the Ulster Correctional Facility, in which he is freestyling and dissing his former label-head Cam’ron, as well as Jim Jones and Dame Dash. This was theoretically in response to Cam’ron’s “Dipshits” video, which had additional vocals from Dash and an appearance from Jones.[6][7][8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2006 History in the Making 25 2 2
2008 Politics and Bullshit 72

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2004: Writer's Block 1
  • 2005: Writer's Block 2
  • 2006: Writer's Block 3
  • 2007: Writer's Block 4
  • 2007: Writer's Block 5
  • 2009: Cinecrack
  • 2009: Cinecrack 1.5
  • 2010: Ghost Writer
  • 2010: Still Standing
  • 2011: Still Standing 2
  • 2011: Still Standing 3
  • 2012: ET: Extra-Terrestrial Musik
  • 2013: The Stash
  • 2014: The Return Of Greatness
  • 2014: Writer's Block 6 [9]

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