J Peezy

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J Peezy
Born Fresno, California
Origin San Jose, California, United States
Genres Hip Hop, Pop Rap, EDM
Occupation(s) Rapper, song writer, entrepreneur
Years active 1998–present
Labels APB Entertainment
Associated acts Baby Bash, Andre Nickatina, Matt Blaque, Ne-Yo,
Website iamjpeezy.com

J Peezy, is an American rapper, song writer and entrepreneur. J Peezy started in the rap group called The Odyssey, alongside American actor Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. As an independent solo artist, J Peezy has worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and performed or recorded with Ne-Yo, Ice Cube, Too Short, and Baby Bash.[1] On June 10, 2011, J Peezy's single "It's My Time" was the "Most Added Urban Track" along with Rihanna's single "Man Down" according to the DJ Times National Club Charts.[2]

Early life[edit]

J Peezy grew up in Fresno, California. While many of his childhood friends became involved in gangs and criminal activities, J Peezy focused his energy and time in football and freestyle rapping.[3] As a highly talented Football Player in high school J Peezy landed a full ride football scholarship at San Jose State University.

At San Jose State University J Peezy started to build a reputation off the football field for his unique uncanny poetic freestyle rapping style. After a career ending football injury, J Peezy decided to pursue his music career full-time. [4]

Music career[edit]

J Peezy Performing at Hot 104.7 Summer Fest 2009

In 2002, J Peezy started working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis at Flyte Tyme Records with members of their production team. During J Peezy's tenure under Flyte Tyme's production team he collaborated with many well known artists from various genre's and backgrounds including Kenny Ski of Rocafella Records, Christion, R&B Great Ne-Yo, and the former lead singer from Santana, Tony Lindsay.[5]

In Late 2006, J Peezy was introduced to radio programming icon & Radio promoter John Christian. John Christians radio promotion company Pic Hitz began to gather radio spins for the lead single off the "Love Me" album called "This Old School". This Old School featured then girl group DTL which young R&B POP sensation Niah is currently a member of. Niah is also featured on J Peezy’s hit single "It's My Time" from his forthcoming album "It's My Time" set to be released late 2011.[6]

In October 2011, J Peezy was featured in a mobile battle rap game that he helped create, Battle Rap Stars by Jump Shot Media.[7]

Other ventures[edit]

eFuct Web Portal[edit]

In 1999, J Peezy joined forces with several Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to form a hip-hop related web portal company called eFuct. Initially J Peezy was brought on to help market the online portal by leveraging his growing fan base (playing a Hype man type of role). However, as traffic to the portal began to grow, J Peezy started to take on a network administration role and became responsible for building and maintaining the company’s datacenter. In late 2000, eFuct was forced to close it doors (like many companies during the Dot-com bubble) due to lack of funding.

Jump Shot Media[edit]

In 2009, J Peezy co-founded the social and mobile game company Jump Shot Media where he currently serves as the company's Chief Operating Officer.[8] In October 2011, Jump Shot Media Released the world's first battle rap game capable of scoring a gamers rap performance. J Peezy was featured in this game along with rappers Paul Wall, Mistah F.A.B., Hopsin and Fresh Caesar.

Discography[edit]

Singles
Studio Albums
Compilations
  • 2005: ”YPA: The War”
  • 2010: "Next on Deck The Compilation vol. 1"
  • 2010: "DJ Sirvere Major Flavours 5 (Universal Music Australia)"
Mix Tapes
  • 2006: ”Broken Kurse”
  • 2009: "The Showcase Vol. 108"[12]
  • 2009: "The Showcase Volume 113"
  • 2009: "The Showcase 96"
  • 2010: "DJ Yaaman Presents: Top Flite Airlines Vol. 4"

Video Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno Born & San Jose raised J Peezy talks hip hop". AllBayMusic.com. November 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "DJ Times National Club Charts - Most Added Urban Track". DanceKings.com. June 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "J PEEZY-APB Entertainment". eastcoastdigitalradio.com. February 18, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Sjs Preview / San Jose State Vs. Wyoming". SF Gate. September 20, 1997. 
  5. ^ "J Peezy - Walk to the Store". RapMusic.com. March 25, 2008. 
  6. ^ "J Peezy - "It's My Time"". PicHitz.com. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  7. ^ "Paul Wall Stars in First-Ever Mobile Battle Rap Game". Rapospective.com. October 31, 2011. 
  8. ^ Mobile App Brings Freestyle Rap Battles to the Masses, Ana Anguiano, College Times, November 15, 2011
  9. ^ "J Peezy Releases The Remix To His Club Hit V.I.P". dubcnn.com. December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Newly Released Hip Hop songs on iTunes!". OnTheRadio.net. October 26, 2011. 
  11. ^ "J Peezy". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "J Peezy ft Zar & Scoot". Coast2Coastmixtapes.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 

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