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Background information
Birth name Rafael Ramon
Born (1984-03-14) March 14, 1984 (age 33)
Origin Washington Heights, Manhattan
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2003 -present
Associated acts Red Cafe, Fabolous, Nas, Mims, Jay-Z, AZ
Website http://www.jumz.com

Rafael Ramon (born March 14, 1984) better known by his stage name JUMZ is an American rapper. He is of Dominican descent, hailing from Washington Heights, Manhattan.

Early life[edit]

He was raised in the predominantly Dominican section of Manhattan, Washington Heights and went to Norman Thomas H.S.


In 2006, JUMZ debuted his first LP "SIGN JUMZ" thru his imprint Paid It In Pain which was distributed independently. The album underperformed at the mainstream level due to lack of promotions but the following single "Satisfy" became one of JUMZ's biggest hits to date.

In December 2007, JUMZ announced [1] his first ever European Tour, My Head Is Swollen Tour. At his return from Europe, he unveiled [2] his new video "Paid It In Pain"[3] which was shot in Paris, France and has garnered him accolades from music industry heads. As a result, SESAC, one of the three leading performance rights organizations in the US, has offered JUMZ a publishing deal.[4]

Also, he recently was featured by celebrity portraiture photographer Kelly Kline[5] in her portfolio which include music and sports entertainment's biggest names such as Reggie Bush, T.I., Rev Run, LeBron James, and Amar'e Stoudemire among others.


Mixtapes Albums

  • Independent's Day (Big White Tee Music) (2012)[6]
  • Stonewater (2010)[7]
  • Back From 95 (2008)
  • Sign JUMZ (2006)
Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop UK Singles Chart EUR Top 50
2009 "Shine All Day" featuring Q-Tip The Abstract
- - - - The Bridge
2007 "Satisfy"
- - - - Sign Jumz
2007 Paid It In Pain "
- - - - Sign Jumz

Mixtapes Appearances

  • 2011 Get Your Buzz Up Vol. 3
  • 2010 DJ Dyber Talk's Cheap
  • 2010 DJ N.O. For The Streets Vol.2
  • 2009 East Coast Bad Boys
  • 2008: DJ Guttaman presents KILL TAPEZ, volume3
  • 2008: DJ Guttaman & Phase 5 present F*CK ya label, volume 1

Album appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2009 "Shine All Day"
(featuring Q-Tip, & Kel Spencer)
Grandmaster Flash The Bridge - Concept of a Culture


  1. ^ On his way to stardom: JUMZ announces tour dates, PR.com
  2. ^ All eyes on JUMZ: Indie rap artist Jumz releases new music video and announces next show, Hip Hop Press
  3. ^ [1] Paid It In Pain on DropMagazine.com
  4. ^ JUMZ inks publishing deal with SESAC PRLog.org
  5. ^ Kelly Kline Online portfolio feat. Jumz KellyKlinephotography.com
  6. ^ "JUMZ - Independent's Day". Datpiff. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "JUMZ - Stonewater". Datpiff. Retrieved 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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