Born and raised in Fresno, California, the rapper known to the world as J PEEZY began to take a strong interest in Hip Hop at an early age. In order to avoid being fully engulfed in the gang lifestyle, his family encouraged him to play football. The hard work paid off and earned him a full athletic scholarship to San Jose State University in the Bay Area.
In the Bay Area, J PEEZY earned a reputation for being one of the hottest rappers on the streets of San Jose. J PEEZY started his rap quest in an underground rap group called “The Odyssey”, alongside the current star of the USA Network show “The 4400”, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali.
Following a career ending injury while playing football, J PEEZY decided to pursue his passion for music full time and linked up with a crew called “The Committee” and performed with the likes of Too Short, Westside Connection & King T.
Since then he has recorded and worked on tracks with the likes of Bay Area legend Sean T, Bay Area producer Prohoezak, Clinton “Mr. Payback” Sands, who has produced tracks for: Ice Cube, Westside Connection, E-40, Yo-Yo, Treach from Naughty By Nature, and Spice 1 just to name a few. He has also worked and recorded with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’s Flyte Tyme Productions Team who have worked with Yolanda Adams, Mya, KRS-1, Spice 1, Butterfly, John B, and AZ Yet, and many other artists.
J PEEZY has recorded songs with Kenny Ski of Rocafella Records, R&B group Christion, and with Neyo, who’s recent album has been a huge success on the Billboard music charts. J PEEZY has also worked with Andre Wilson who is son of The Gap Band great Charlie Wilson. His most recent collaboration was with Bay Area’s own Tony Lindsay, the former lead vocalist of world renowned group Santana.
J PEEZY brings to you a combination of raw uncut lyrics blended with a blend of street and life tribulations, in a true classic and melodic fashion.
You will be fully captivated from the first bar of every song he spits, as he paints a graphical picture of street life, and cleverly transitions his lyrics line for line. J PEEZY has paid his dues and sat coach for too long in this game and now it is his time to shine!