James Dean was born November 19th in Harvey IL. where "The Music Bug" was first planted in super producer's ear listening to everything from rock to soul music. It didn't take long for JDean to start making his own music. At age 14 , James started making beats on the Boss DR-5 and later moved on to the MPC & the Triton in a years time. He later relocated to Riverdale IL & Markham IL. During that time, James started hustling to purchase his own studio equipment and later dropped his first compilation "TrapLife vol. 1" featuring various artists he produced entirely by himself in 2004. He began to perfect his skills putting in countless hours in the basement which he calls Traplife Studios where Grease Muzik started. Working with various artist & producers, JDean decided to venture off into a new field of music .......Rapping. So, at 23 James Dean began to pen songs that led to his first solo career GreaseMuzik vol.1 & "Mr. Michiganave" was born. Inspired by artists such as "Yeezy", Jeezy, Hov just to name a few, the producer turned rapper was on his way. Formed the label Whobetta Ent. with his childhood friend, Pierre "Louie P" Smith whom first believed in Jdean and motivated him to rap , and Mr. Michigan Ave never looked back.


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