San Francisco native J-Billion grew up in the Bayview district, notorious for the rough Double Rock projects and infamous Hollister Street. Though raised in the hood, young Billion's mind remained focused and far beyond it.
Music came natural to the young artist, coming from a family with strong musical ties in gospel. Already proven to be a true performer as a youth, Billion was actively performing at various shows and events, thus allowing him to further develop his passion for music and entertainment.
J-Billion's sound is a product of many components in his life: the different experiences and cultures he was exposed to by his family growing up, and eclectic musical influences ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to Sly & The Family Stone, Tone! Toni! Tony! to Jay-Z, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Bay Area legends E-40 & San Quinn. His unique style, delivery, and flow was personally developed and fine-tuned over the years to set himself apart from other MCs. His affable personality and comedic relief manifested in his music also set the tone for a fresh and fun musical experience that can appeal to a wide spectrum of quality music lovers alike. The mixture of all these elements produce an undeniable sound and listeners can clearly hear the distinction.
J-Billion's energetic stage show and engaging stage presence has allowed him the opportunity to share the stage with several successful chart-topping artists. His young, yet impressive resume includes opening up for legendary Too Short, Pete Rock, Kid Capri, Bun B (UGK), Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Black Star), Pharoahe Monch, Zion I, The Clipse, Mistah F.A.B., and toured Hawaii with a live band (Kapakahi). J-Billion is steadily gaining ground as one of the Bay Area's bright young stars and is set to show the world how San Francisco can get down too!