24-year old J.MONEY is riding high in his hometown of Atlanta, GA with his new single, “1ST NAME LAST NAME,” being one of the most requested songs on the top 8 at 8 on Atlanta’s V103 for the last 8 weeks, its been in the top 3 for three weeks and have reached #1 most requested throughout the weeks and is still on the countdown. V103’s Greg Street says of “1st Name Last Name,” “It’s still big on the streets and on radio in Atlanta and it’s spreading like wildfire.”
Signed to Bases Loaded Records, J.MONEY 1ST NAME LAST NAME entered the game 16 months ago after managing Teezie Dollar who was apart of the popular local group, The Truth. “Prior to 16 months ago I had no intention on rapping, just managing. But as I stayed in the studio with Teezie, I got that itch. I began to learn the formula of rapping and felt that I had a message that needed to be heard – the futuristic message,” states J.Money.
The first twelve (12) months of J.MONEY’s musical career began with him and DJ Scream pushing his music to everybody. DJ Scream helped by blasting “Trapper of the Year,” featuring Shawty Lo, out to all the DJs and it on his mixtapes. “I had to grind! I feel like I went to every club from Georgia to the Carolinas to Alabama to Tennessee, politicking with DJs to play my songs. All the money I was making in the streets I put into making this thing work,” says J.Money.
J.MONEY 1ST NAME LAST NAME AKA MR. FUTURISTIC is ready let the world know exactly what being FUTURISTIC is about when his debut album releases Fall 2009. The video for the hit single “1st Name Last Name” is set to be shot early June and Bases Loaded is gearing up to release the 2nd single from his upcoming album “This Is How We Play” featuring Meany from the Shop Boyz within the coming weeks.
Intent on giving back to the community, J.MONEY 1ST NAME LAST NAME, recently visited a local group home, Positive Growth, Inc. to speak to kids ranging in age from 11 – 19. After he spoke to the kids and at the end of the Q&A session a number of the kids huddled around J.Money for a hip-hop jam session. At the end of that one of the kids asked if he could recite J.Money a poem. He obliged. In the end, it was hard to find a dry eye or not to see a wide eye in the place.
“For me, it’s futuristic not to only tell your story on record but to also to reach out and spend time with the kids so they can get the whole picture. It’s important to ME to personally tell them about my life and how I turned it around from selling drugs, doing drugs, robbing and stealing to spending 4 years behind bars to now. I want to let them know they don’t have to settle for a life of crime or drugs. They can make it doing the right things. I want them to truly know that, exclaims J.Money. “I don’t rhyme about trapping because I lived trapping. My rhymes are about LIVING – futuristically.”