Soul Beats. Frozen Flows.
Raised in Jackson, Mississippi, JSuper, a college graduate of Middle Tennessee State University‘s Recording Industry Program, is not the average rapper. Now residing in St. Louis, Missouri, this triple threat--artist, producer, and engineer--is making music that is timeless, and separating himself from the rest. JSuper provides music lovers with lyrics that stay true to his life, giving them more than just booty shaking and big rims. His love for music runs deep; he has been playing the drums since he was in the marching band in 6th grade. He began to develop his timeless sound and started his career after he first purchased Magix Music Maker in 1999. As he taught himself to produce, his passion for the art form grew. “Music just gives me a feeling that no other thing in life can top,” JSuper says.
When asked about who has inspired JSuper’s career, the choices are very diverse, from artists that first caught his attention as a fan of hip-hop like No Limit, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z, and 2Pac, to those that caught his ear on the production side such as Kanye West and Timbaland. He is also inspired by newcomers J. Cole and Cyhi da Prynce, but JSuper adds, “All of the artists, DJs, and producers that I work with in my circle...I look up to them as well.” He acknowledges that his musical talents come from his mother who, before she passed, was very artistic in many ways.
In 2011 JSuper released the mixtape Back to the Future and then re-released the classic album Blood on My Tracks, followed by Don't Fight The Feeling in 2012. The year 2013 brought a host of video releases from various albums including All Over & Take It Like A Man which can be found on JSuper’s website or youtube channel SuperStangEnt.
In early 2014, JSuper released the mixtape This Is It, a compliation of abundent versatility, leading up to his most recent release of the studio album, DreamWork in November.
He has been featured in publications like Ozone & Street Report Magazine, and on websites including ReverbNation, iTunes, and Amazon, to name a few. JSuper has performed at industry events including the SEA Awards and the Bob Marley Festival, and at dozens of club shows. He has opened for a long list of major acts across the South including Gucci Mane, Mos Def, Rick Ross, Jr. Gong, Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, DJ Paul & Juicy J, David Banner, Lil Boosie & Webbie, Devin the Dude, Fiend, Mystikal, and Lil' Flip.
JSuper continues to perform and stay as creative as possible while keeping his eyes on his goals for his music career, explaining, “I just want to create and release the best music I possibly can, and in return not have to do anything else for money. That's my dream."