In 2008 after going through lots of drama both in the streets and dealing with the crushing loss of his father, he felt it necessary get a lot pain off his chest, and released his debut EP Tax Free Mafia. "I had no commercial intentions with the TaxFreeMafia EP, shit was Just so thick over the course of the last year I had to vent. It was the most constructive thing I could do without being all out reckless in the streets." The eight song EP takes listeners through a dark, aggressive, tunnel starting with the lyrical onslaught of 'Eighty', then the call to keep it a '100' over the eerie, Smitty produced masterpiece 'Say No More'. The EP concludes with some semblance of light through the fog of life on the introspective, Sinima Beats produced 'Talking to Myself'.
With the EP Just 100 was able to clear his head & reconcile his inner demons to find peace. Through this new found understanding, Just saw that his skill as an MC had not left or betrayed him, he followed Tax Free Mafia up in the Spring of '09 with the ironically titled mixtape 'Thank You For Smoking'. On the mixtape Just set his creative energies loose, expanding his subject matter and taking his songwriting seriously. The mixtape, composed of various freestyles, utilizes classic hip-hop tracks like BK inspired 'Still No Half Steppin' and the shout out to the God on 'Paid in Full '09'.
"That's who (sic) Kane/Rakim, inspired me so it wasn't like I was going out of my way to be different, its Just that those are the types of records that set a standard and I felt like rockin 'em." Giving us a glimpse of his meteoric growth as an artist, Just explores a totally different chamber on the Track Bangas produced, Surgeon General Warning about fickle friends 'After the Love'. "I wanted to confront the crabs head on as well as take a risk with that record. I'm glad I did, the response was so powerful on that record...it told me to keep pushing, & that I had discovered something". With that mindset Just hopes to further elevate his craft with the new album, "Hitzville USA".
"It has been along time coming and hopefully with this project heads will take notice and say oh shit? That guy from NC, spits crack and makes hits! I don't want to be placed in a certain column. I don't think hip-hop was ever designed that way. I've sat back and watched these dudes get away with a lot of corny shit, but I think like our previous election the people are ready for change." We will all be watching as this dedicated artist continues to grow before our very eyes. BriskyMoney.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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