Location: Miami, FL
Music Video: J.Carr Ft. Mikey DaGift - Put You On
“Transition,” is defined as a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another; change. Well for hip hop recording artist J.Carr this seems to be his transitional moment from underground Miami music scene heavyweight, to this year’s breakout rapper. J.Carr has spent the last five years of his musical career positioning himself for the right opportunity and recognizing his own growth along the way. The release of his debut album “The Need for Speed”, the follow up to his popular Transformers based trilogy mixtape series left him with a sense of taking his career on full throttle.
J.Carr began his journey into the world of music as a teen; as he produced tracks for other aspiring rappers at his school. He soon noticed that while his desire for making music was developing from a pastime into a career, the same interest for music lacked in his peers. Already perfecting his craft as an emerging producer, he realized he had to step in the booth to become an artist in order to make his dreams a reality. Those steps transitioned him into a career as a popular staple on the evolving hot Miami music scene. J.Carr soon found himself releasing mixtape’s, receiving underground radio airplay and associating himself with Miami’s underground music industry, which led to opening for notable acts like Grindmode, Brisco, Ace Hood, Ryan Leslie, and Pleasure P.
Under the guidance of DJ61 of Its Nuthin’ Productions, J.Carr’s The Need for Speedreflected his hustle as a underground rapper on the Miami music scene, to an artist fully aware of his lane in an industry where most new artist are “here today, gone tomorrow.” “Six years ago I learned to translate my own history into audio which makes me the unique person I am today,” says J.Carr. With a wide range of musical influences ranging from 2pac to Bob Marley, The Need for Speed was a representation of changing lane music. Each song showcased a different avenue of J.Carr’s rapping ability and creativity.
After the release of The Need for Speed, J.Carr returned to the ground floor building his brand and preserving his cult following. His blazing start in 2014 led him to receive high profile press from his collaborations with music industry colleagues, Reks, J. Stalin & Mistah FAB. During work on his shelved independent release, GodSpeed with O’dell from Beats By The Pound, J.Carr was approached by label exec/songwriter Mikey Da Gift to join the label Millionaire Boyz Club.
The Millionaire Boyz Club provided J.Carr with the creative freedom, accountability and access needed to take his brand to the next level and further expand his fanbase. A one way ticket to Atlanta from Miami resulted in his sophomore project King James. Now armed with a hit making team and full label support J.Carr is poised to take a stronghold of Hip-hop and surpass his position of one of hip-hop’s rising stars.