Jpegmafia

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JPEGMAFIA
JPEGMAFIA interview at NTS Radio with Natalie James (cropped).png
JPEGMAFIA in May 2018 after an interview
Background information
Birth nameBarrington DeVaughn Hendricks
Also known as
  • Devon Hendryx
  • Peggy
Born (1989-10-22) October 22, 1989 (age 29)
New York City, U.S.
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Genres
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejpegmafia.net

Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks[5][6] (born October 22, 1989), known professionally as Jpegmafia (stylized as JPEGMAFIA), is an American rapper and record producer from Baltimore, Maryland. His 2018 album Veteran, released through Deathbomb Arc, received praise from Pitchfork,[7] Stereogum,[8] and The Fader,[9] among others.

Early life and education[edit]

Hendricks was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn to Jamaican parents.[10][11]

He spent the majority of his childhood in Flatbush,[12] before moving to Alabama at age 13, where he says he experienced a significant amount of racism which later had a great effect on his music.[13] After graduating from high school, Hendricks moved to Louisiana and joined the Air Force at age 18. He served a tour of duty in Iraq and spent some formative years in Kuwait, Germany, Japan, and North Africa.[14] Hendricks was honorably discharged.[15]

Career[edit]

Hendricks developed an interest in music while in the military; he began producing after learning how to sample. During his military stay in Japan, he began to make music under the name Jpegmafia after forming the group Ghostpop.[13] The group gained local buzz in Tokyo before Hendricks returned to the United States.[11] In 2015 he moved to Baltimore, where he began to develop music as a solo artist.

Following a number of mixtapes, Hendricks released his debut studio album, Black Ben Carson, in February 2016, via Deathbomb Arc.[16] Four months later, he released a collaborative EP with fellow Baltimore-based rapper Freaky titled The 2nd Amendment.[17] Hendricks released his second studio album, Veteran, on January 19, 2018.[18][19] The album was met with widespread critical acclaim.[20]

Hendricks has cited Ol' Dirty Bastard, Throbbing Gristle, Hanson, Ice Cube, and The Backstreet Boys as influences.[21][22][23]

Personal life[edit]

Hendricks currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Black Ben Carson (2016)
  • Veteran (2018)
  • Disappointment (2019)[25]

Collaborative albums[edit]

  • The 2nd Amendment (with Freaky) (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot (2019)
  • The Who - feat. Eyas (2019)
  • Puff Daddy (2018)
  • Millennium Freestyle (2018)
  • Does This Ski Mask Make Me Look Fat (2018)

Mixtapes[edit]

As Devon Hendryx[edit]

  • Generation Y (2009)
  • Dreamcast Summer Songs (2009)
  • JoeChillWorld (2010)
  • The Rockwood Escape Plan (2012)
  • The Ghost~​Pop Tape (2013)

As JPEGMAFIA[edit]

  • Communist Slow Jams (2015)
  • Darkskin Manson EP (2015)
  • EP II (2016)

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierre, Alphonse (24 June 2018). "10 Emo Rap Artists To Know". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ Alston, Trey (15 August 2018). "The claustrophobic air of emo rap will kill the genre". Revolt. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 21, 2018). "JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting". Stereogum. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ https://thepartae.com/introducing-jpegmafia-listen-new-track-kenny-beats-puff-daddy/
  5. ^ Gillespie, Blake (August 3, 2016). "Radical Contrarian Rapper JPEGMafia On Gun Ownership, Trump And Flipping Rhetoric On Its Head". Paper. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Corrigan, Graham (March 29, 2018). "Who Is JPEGMAFIA?". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Thompson, Paul A. (31 January 2018). "JPEGMAFIA: Veteran Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  8. ^ Breihan, Tom (21 February 2018). "JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting". Stereogum. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  9. ^ Darville, Jordan (22 February 2018). "JPEGMAFIA rules, and here's proof". The Fader. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Open Space: JPEGMAFIA – Mass Appeal". Mass Appeal/YouTube. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  11. ^ a b Burney, Lawrence (November 6, 2015). "JPEGMAFIA: On Channeling Anger, Making Music In Japan & Racial Tension". True Laurels. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Salkind, Benj (March 7, 2018). ""I Can Rap About Politics and Make it a Jiggy Song": An Interview with JPEGMAFIA". Passion of the Weiss. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Pigeons & Planes (2018-03-29), Who Is JPEGMAFIA? | Pigeons and Planes, retrieved 2018-08-08
  14. ^ Herwees, Tasbeeh. "Time is ticking for JPEGMAFIA". Crack Magazine. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  15. ^ Shapiro, Alyssa (August 14, 2018). "One Joint With JPEGMAFIA". One Joint With. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  16. ^ Kramer, Kyle (2016-02-15). "JPEGMAFIA's New Album 'Black Ben Carson' Is Going to Heal, Inspire, and Revive America". Vice. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  17. ^ "JPEGMAFIA x Freaky - The 2nd Amendment". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  18. ^ Renshaw, David (November 12, 2018). "JPEGMAFIA dropped dog tags and PS2-themed merch for Veterans Day". The Fader. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  19. ^ "JPEGMAFIA - Albums". jpegmafia.net. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  20. ^ Moyer, Matthew (February 14, 2018). "Rapper JPEGMAFIA laughs while the world burns". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  21. ^ Kimble, Julian (November 5, 2018). "Why ODB Would Be a Star in 2018". Pitchfork.
  22. ^ Johnson, James (March 14, 2018). "Edgy rapper JPEGMAFIA won't compromise even as he blows up". Interview Magazine. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  23. ^ Weiss, Alexandra (October 30, 2018). "The Politics of Being JPEGMAFIA". Office Magazine. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  24. ^ Breiham, Tom (February 21, 2018). "JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting". Stereogum. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  25. ^ Rao, Sameer (August 15, 2019). "Ex-Baltimore rapper JPEGMAFIA racks up hundreds of thousands of views with 'Jesus Forgive Me' video". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  26. ^ Gompers, Sjimon (2017-12-01). "Week in Pop: Bobbi Rush, King Z3US, Longface - Chatter". IMPOSE Magazine. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  27. ^ Kaye, Ben (September 6, 2018). "Denzel Curry seeks "Vengeance" in graphic new music video: Watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  28. ^ Arcand, Rob (February 22, 2019). "HEALTH & JPEGMAFIA – "HATE YOU"". Spin. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  29. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (March 21, 2019). ""How to Build a Relationship" [ft. JPEGMAFIA]". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  30. ^ Haworth, Jamie (May 13, 2019). "Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve - Album Review". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  31. ^ Rettig, James (July 30, 2019). "Channel Tres – "Black Moses" (Feat. JPEGMAFIA)". Stereogum. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  32. ^ Yoo, Noah (August 16, 2019). "JPEGMAFIA Features on Tkay Maidza's New Song "Awake": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

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