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Adam22
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Adam22 in July 2016
Born
Adam John Grandmaison

(1983-11-24) November 24, 1983 (age 37)
Other namesAdam22
Occupation
  • Podcaster
  • journalist
  • internet personality
  • record executive
Years active2006–present
Known for
  • No Jumper
  • The Come Up
Label(s)
Atlantic[2]
Websitenojumper.com

Adam John Grandmaison (born November 24, 1983), known professionally as Adam22, is an American podcaster, journalist, internet personality, and record executive. He is best known for being the creator and host of pop culture-oriented podcast No Jumper.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Grandmaison became a BMX rider at a young age and joined a group called "Jumper" which later would become known as "No Jumper".

No Jumper is also the name of Grandmaison's podcast and brand that has now become his full time business.

Career[edit]

In 2006, Grandmaison started the website "The Come Up," which has become one of the most popular BMX websites of all time.[6]

Later, he created OnSomeShit, a BMX biking team and BMX-based clothing line which at one point had a retail store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.[3][7]

Grandmaison hosted the inaugural Trap Circus music festival in Miami, Florida in 2017.[5][8]

No Jumper[edit]

No Jumper was originally a blog on Tumblr, started by George Potter in 2011 and financed by Grandmaison.[9] The blog reviewed early underground artists such as Spaceghostpurrp and Clams Casino, and reviewed obscure Gucci Mane mixtapes, treating the underground with "critical attention."[10]

Revived in 2015, Grandmaison's No Jumper podcast, hosted on YouTube, focuses on interviews with underground rap artists and tastemakers.[11] As of March 2017, the interviews had received approximately 500,000 to 1 million views each.[3] It originally started as a BMX podcast with vlogs dedicated to Grandmaison's life running OnSomeShit's retail store. His interview of Memphis rapper and well-known underground rap figure Xavier Wulf soon turned viral within hip-hop communities, sparking Grandmaison's newfound interest in interviewing known figures within both underground and mainstream hip-hop.[12]

Grandmaison, through his No Jumper podcast, has been noted for interviewing up-and-coming talent as well as established rappers. He has interviewed Lil Yachty, Smokepurpp, Ugly God, Juice WRLD, Suicideboys, Action Bronson, and most famously XXXTentacion in April 2016; the latter interview received over 13 million views.[7][1] This was the Florida rapper's first official professional interview, and has been credited with giving him exposure to a wide audience.[13][14]

Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg has said he views Grandmaison "as an advance scout searching for combustible new talent," while Rolling Stone described him as "underground hip-hop’s major tastemaker."[1]

The No Jumper YouTube channel had over 518 million total video views and 2.7 million subscribers as of March 2019.[15] Jon Caramanica of the New York Times described No Jumper as "The Paris Review for the face-tattoo set."[16]

On June 20, 2018, Grandmaison held a memorial event for XXXTentacion, who had been murdered two days prior, in front of his OnSomeShit store, with a crowd of 300 people.[17] The crowd grew to over 1,000, and police in riot gear eventually appeared.[18] According to reports, rubber bullets were shot and tear gas was used to disperse the crowd.[19]

Grandmaison was one of the promoters for YouTube personality FouseyTube's event, “Hate Dies, Love Arrives”, which was shut down via a bomb threat which left 1,500 people evacuated.[20] Shortly after the event, Grandmaison interviewed Shane Dawson, Keemstar, Mid-interview, FouseyTube and numerous other YouTube personalities interrupted, causing the interview to go viral.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Grandmaison is in a relationship with vlogger, internet personality, and occasional adult film actress Lena Nersesian (Lena the Plug).[22] In 2020, the two announced that they are expecting their first child together.[23] Parker Ann Grandmaison was later born on the 14th of November at 7:40pm as Grandmaison announced on Twitter.[24]

Grandmaison identifies as an atheist.[25]

In 2018 Grandmaison was accused of sexual and physical assault by two women;[26] though he denied these accusations[27] Atlantic Records eventually severed its relationship with him.[28]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[29]
US
R&B/HH
Bub.

[30]
"Hard"[31]
(featuring Tay-K and BlocBoy JB)
2018 14 4 Non-album singles
"Rivals"[32]
(featuring Killy and Smooky MarGielaa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grierson, Tim. Meet Adam22, Underground Hip-Hop's Major Tastemaker. Rolling Stone. July 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Atlantic Records launches hip-hop imprint No Jumper with Adam22". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Grierson, Tim. . How Adam22 Turned His BMX Podcast Into Essential Listening for Rap Fans. LA Weekly. March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Roberts, Molly. How dare everyone tweet ‘RIP Charles Manson’! Actually, they didn’t.. Washington Post. November 20, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Markowitz, Douglas. Meet Adam22, the Podcast Mogul Who's Hosting Trap Circus. Miami New Times. November 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Libman, Kristen. How Adam Grandmaison Is Changing the Way You Look at BMX. LA Weekly. November 31, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Gardner, Alex. How No Jumper's Adam22 Became an Unlikely Rap Tastemaker. Pigeons & Planes. February,32 2017.
  8. ^ Coleman, Vernon C. Cardi B Previews More New Music Ahead of Debut Albums. XXL. November 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "The FADER on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  10. ^ "The true origin story of No Jumper". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  11. ^ Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived. New York Times. June 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "Adam Grandmaison's 'No Jumper' Podcast Is a Drama and Hip Hop Extravaganza". Study Breaks. 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  13. ^ Salisbury, Drew. XXXTentacion Case: A Timeline of the Accusations. Spin. December 22, 2017.
  14. ^ Buford, Corinna. The Complete History (So Far) of XXXTentacion’s Controversial Career. Vulture. December 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "thecomeuphowtos YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics - Socialblade.com". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  16. ^ Caramanica, Jon. The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground. New York Times. June 22, 2017.
  17. ^ "KTLA on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  18. ^ Nyren, Erin (June 20, 2018). "Hundreds Gather in Los Angeles to Remember XXXTentacion". Variety. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Throng of Hundreds Shuts Down Melrose Avenue Amid Memorial for Slain Rapper XXXTentacion". KTLA. June 20, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "YouTuber FouseyTube had promised Drake would show up at his show, he never did". Newsweek. 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  21. ^ "FouseyTube's disastrous festival echoes TanaCon, reopens debate over YouTuber events". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  22. ^ Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Threesome This YouTube Vlogger Had With a Hottie She Met on Twitter. Maxim. August 3, 2017.
  23. ^ "Login • Instagram". www.instagram.com.
  24. ^ "adam22 on Twitter:The baby is here, healthy and adorable". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  25. ^ "The Quadeca Interview". YouTube. No Jumper. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  26. ^ Hogan, Marc. "Sexual Assault Allegations Against Adam22 of No Jumper Detailed by Two Women". Pitchfork.
  27. ^ Blais-Billie, Braudie. "No Jumper Podcast/Label Founder Adam22 Accused of Rape, Responds". Pitchfork.
  28. ^ "Atlantic Records Drops Adam22's No Jumper Label Deal Following Sexual Assault Allegations". Billboard.
  29. ^ "Tay-K - Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  30. ^ "Tay-K - Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  31. ^ "Hard (feat. Tay-K & BlocBoy JB) - Single by No Jumper on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  32. ^ "Rivals (feat. KILLY and Smooky MarGielaa) - Single by No Jumper on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved August 9, 2018.

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