JIMMY BLACK BIO
Kendric, or better known as Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN). At the age of two, he was sent to Monrovia Liberia. He returned to the United States at the age of seven. He started Rhyming in the 5th grade. Born with a divine given talent to swiftly arrange vivacious and witty rhythmical word combinations; young Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN) had not still reached his full potential. In 1993,he began writing rhymes and capturing most of his lyrical Compositions in notebooks and on audiocassettes. Heavily influence by his cousins, He began taking his art form (rap) seriously. In 1995 he and his cousin began promoting shows. That following year, early 1996, Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN) had been given the opportunity to perform at The McDonald Enterprise Winter City-Wide Fashion & Talent Showcase. Between late 1996 and 1997 Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN) had been forced to take a short break from the music scene as a result of his traveling back and forth from Toledo Ohio to Silver Spring Maryland. In 1998 it was time to get the ball rolling again, and he was even more determined as ever to make it all happen. He recorded his first solo debut, “The JOURNEYMAN”, which gave him much exposure and a shocking amount of street creditability. In 1999, Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN) felt like it was time to spread his wings a little bit, he then moved out to Richmond California. Fulfilling the exact goals he set out to accomplish in California. With even more songs under his belt. He headed Back East, this time, he was going back to Africa, to test out his yet unperfected skill. In the summer of 99' he performed at the Miss Liberia Pageant in Monrovia, Liberia. In 2000 he's back on the east coast of the United States doing the Club scenes and different showcases, like The First ever Super Hip Hop talent showcase. In 2001, Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN), again had the chance to show his stuff at a Kemet Production talent showcase at Howard University Blackburn Center Ballroom. Also, he collaborated with another up and coming Liberian Artist name C-Alake, in the year of 2001. Together they composed a conscience raising classic called “New Africa,” which was featured on C-Alake’s 2001 debut. Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN) also had a great turnout at a Liberian club called Kendejah. He was given outstanding reviews by Caita with Liberian connection. During the summer of 2002, he performed at Fresh Flava Entertainment & Bliss Artist 4th Annual Music Festival at Ashanti land in Clinton, MD. In August of 2002, he performed at Brother Maniac CD release Party at Gee's nightclub in Cheverly, MD. Later that week, he knocks them out with his energetic performance at the B & K Talent & Comedy Showcase at the Public Playhouse in Cheverly, MD. Just days later, he amazed the crowd with his astounding stage performance at the CD baby Tour in Washington DC. He also graced the presence of The audience of the Cada-vez club in Washington DC. He has been on 92.3 rap attack in Baltimore, MD, Promoting his next hit Imagine featuring Brother Maniac.In 2003 JIMMY BLACK was on the Doing Thangs Tour. JIMMY BLACK (The JOURNEYMAN) has been featured and bless many albums, including a up and coming west coast hiphop sensation named Rinnessy. Rinnessy’s album ””All Iz Never Said,” was released in 04. And it features all three of the collaborations the duo completed. In 2005 Jimmy Black (The JOURNEYMAN’S) album “THE WOARTH” hit stores nationwide. His album features a heartfelt masterpiece he dedicates to his cousin, the Late Robert Neely A.K.A. Big Swol who past in April, 2000, and gave Jimmy Black the motivation to make their dream a reality. JIMMY BLACK (The JOURNEYMAN) will be in an area near you. Look out for him. JIMMY BLACK (The JOURNEYMAN) is a star on the rise and is one of Mactivity Productions’s best kept secrets to be unleashed.