BlocBoy JB

Rapper

BlocBoy JB was born on May 19th, 1996 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States and is the Rapper from United States. Discover BlocBoy JB's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 26 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
James Baker, Bloc, BlocBoy JB
Date of Birth
May 19, 1996
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Age
26 years old
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Profession
Rapper, Songwriter
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BlocBoy JB Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 26 years old, BlocBoy JB has this physical status:

Height
183cm
Weight
67kg
Hair Color
Black
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Build
Slim
Measurements
Not Available
BlocBoy JB Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Not Available
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Not Available
BlocBoy JB Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Not Available
Children
1
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Parents
James Baker, Formerly worked at a Nike factory
Siblings
Has 6 other siblings, James is the third youngest of 7 children
About BlocBoy JB

James Lee Baker (born May 19, 1996), better known as BlocBoy JB, is an American rapper and songwriter.

He is best known for his song "Look Alive" featuring Drake, which peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018.

His other songs include "Shoot", "Rover" and "Rover 2.0" featuring 21 Savage.

Early life

James Baker was born on May 19, 1996, in Memphis, Tennessee. His name comes from his father, who is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for rape. In 2008, when Baker was 12, his father broke out of prison and traveled to Baker's home to see him for a short period of time. At the age of 14, Baker became affiliated with the Grape Street Watts Crips. Although located in Los Angeles, the gang has an affiliated branch in Memphis called the Peda Roll Mafia. Baker's affiliation is mentioned throughout many of his songs, including "Rover". Baker served a month in prison in 2012 for committing a home invasion, and served the rest of his sentence on house arrest. Baker has said the invasion was "sloppy", and that they performed the invasion with no masks and a BB gun.

Baker began making music when he was fourteen when he moved to Raleigh in North Memphis and met Tay Keith (who later produced "Look Alive"), and the two began making music shortly afterwards.

Career

Baker started putting out music on his SoundCloud page in 2012. He released his first mixtape, Who Am I, in 2016. It featured the track "No Chorus Pt. 6", which reached more than three million views on YouTube.

The next summer, he released the song "Shoot", which spawned a dance craze called the "shoot dance". Another single, "Rover", followed in early 2018. The viral hits attracted the attention of Canadian rapper Drake who it was speculated was going to remix "Rover" though it resulted in the pair collaborating on a song titled, "Look Alive", which was released in February 2018 and debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Following the release of "Look Alive", Baker spurred rumors he would soon sign to Drake's label OVO Sound, saying "Somewhat. I'm trying to see what's my move." He was also featured on Moneybagg Yo's 2 Heartless project. On March 23, 2018, Baker released "Rover 2.0", a remix of "Rover", featuring rapper 21 Savage. The song was Baker's second lead song to chart on a Billboard chart, peaking at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles. He was also featured on ASAP Rocky's "Bad Company" and No Jumper's "Hard" with Tay-K.

After releasing the single, "Prod by Bloc", he announced the mixtape Simi, while also revealing the tracklist which featured Lil Pump, YG, Drake and 21 Savage. Baker was named as one of the members of XXL's "2018 Freshman Class" on June 12, 2018.

On October 30, 2018, Baker released his debut extended play, Don't Think That, which included features from Lil Uzi Vert and Hoodrich Pablo Juan.

Baker released his eighth mixtape, I Am Me, on June 14, 2019, which included features from Lil Durk and Moneybagg Yo. NLE Choppa and Baker, both from Memphis, Tennessee, have done 3 collaborations together, named ChopBloc, ChopBloc 2, and ChopBloc 3, respectively.

In March 2020, Baker released his first official song of 2020, "Swervin". In May 2020, he released his highly anticipated single "No Chorus, Pt. 12", which was produced by longtime collaborator Tay Keith. After a build-up on pre-release singles, Baker's debut studio album, FatBoy, was released on October 9, 2020.

Personal life

In 2020, Baker publicly voiced his support for former United States president Donald Trump. He has one child.

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