JAPIRO – TRUE VETERAN
James Nealy II (Japiro) born November 4th, 1981 - is a member of the super group M.E.P (Making Everything Possible) aka The Producers and brings name recognition to the group as well as rousing lyrics, and top notch production.
Japiro earned his Bachelors of Science in PR & Marketing from Morgan State University in 2004. James began producing at the age of 16 with some neighborhood friends in Northeast Baltimore (Cedonia) aka "The Vadeo" using an MPC 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. During his years of high school he teamed up with Alcatrez & Panama to form the group now known as The Producers. The Producers began moving their material with impromptu freestyle sessions and battles dating back to 1998 amongst other challengers across the city and working with as many artists as possible to build the deepest catalog in entertainment history.
While attending Baltimore City College High School & Morgan State University James began learning the ropes of pc production & engineering. Japiro preferred using the ASR X Pro for production over the last 7 years until one day he was introduced to a more updated version of track sequencing called Fruity Loops, & Reason 3.0. There it was, the artist/producer found his nitch and was re-born into the now Mac-Mobile MC. Piro learned the ropes of promotion by moving his own material and assisting in the early days of street promotion with SYE.
Using the more mature local entertainment scene, James found a way to brand his music to the people by staying consistent and being personable. Japiro has teamed up with some of Baltimore's upcoming Promoters such as Jazzy Presents, SYE, Sean Breeze, Earl Omari & Ryan Ant and DJ's such as DJ Reddz/Nitelife Entertainment, DJ-B-Eazy/E2 Entertainment.
Japiro’s plan to escape the streets of Baltimore has been evident since 1997. The lion-hearted MC fractured his heel in late 2004 and decided to make rap his full-time hustle upon recovery. With his own Promotions Company, record label, and marketing for the "Way of Life" clothing line; James, also finds time to produce at least two albums and four mix tapes a year. James continues to network and build clientele for his Marketing & PR Company/Pizzle Muzik Group. Japiro plans to be the 1 Artist/Producer in 2007. If you are interested in song writing, production, or collaborating & networking with Japiro contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com