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Birth name Jonathan Matthew Poirier
Also known as JJ, Diggz, The rap version of Taye Diggs
Born (1986-06-17) June 17, 1986 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Canadian hip hop
East Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer , Rapper
Years active 2002–Present
Labels Maxamus (2004–present)
Koch Entertainment (2006–Present)
Associated acts StarBwoyz, George Nozuka, Melanie Durrant, Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Little X
Website Official Site

Jonathan Matthew Poirier, better known by his stage name JDiggz, is a Canadian hip-hop MC and producer of Guyanese and French Canadian descent. He is also one half of the StarBwoyz production Team.


In 2005, Diggz was recruited to be a support act for Aftermath/G-Unit recording artist Game for his National Canadian Tour (18 Cities).

In 2007, JDiggz released Memoirs of a Playbwoy, featuring the singles "Puush It Up", "Make It Hot", "With You", "Gimme Dat" and "Just Wanna Party". The album, before its release, was titled The Pornstarr EP.

JDiggz is currently in the studio working on his second album entitled "The Experiment". The concept of this album is to "do whatever he wants to genre and sound wise to create the perfect project in his mind." He is also said to have been working with Neverending White Lights frontman, Daniel Victor. However, as yet, no specific details have been released other than the new song released titled This Time by JDiggz Feat: Neverending White Lights.


Studio albums[edit]

Album information
Memoirs of a Playbwoy


Other collaborations[edit]

  • "Don't Watch Me" by Trish (feat. JDiggz)
  • "Pop" by Melanie Durrant (feat. JDiggz)
  • "Ridin'" by Nate Skeeze (feat. JDiggz)
  • "34 D'z" by Peezee (feat. JDiggz)
  • "The Game (Remix)" by Alyssa Reid (feat. JDiggz)

Production credits[edit]

  • "Smirnoff Raw Tea Partay" Commercial (BBH NYC) - Directed by Little x
  • "Pop" by Melanie Durrant (Feat. JDiggz)
  • "Let Me Remix" by Melanie Durrant (Feat. Kardinal Offishall)
  • "Head and Shoulders" by Mr. Biggaz AKA T-Trav
  • "Ridin'" by Nate Skeeze (Feat. JDiggz)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Nominated 2006 MMVA for MuchVibe Best Rap Video - Puush It Up
  • Nominated 2007 MMVA for Best Cinematography and MuchVibe Best Rap Video - Make It Hot
  • Nominated 2008 Juno award for Best Rap Recording - Memoirs Of A Playbwoy[1]


  1. ^ {{cite
    • Won 2011 MMVA for Independent Video of The Year- This Time
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