Who Is Jakkpot? Ask around now and you'd be hard pressed to find another artist with better poise or more potential..Virtually unknown a few months ago ,He's quickly becoming a force and a fan favorite in the Boston hip hop scene. The new comer has already released his highly anticipated Mixtape "Place Your Bet" ,.With jaw dropping originality & songs like "Keep On Push N" & "Hustle Hard" , his debut was a hit & seemed to surpass the hype around Hip Hop's mystery man..Even with new found respect amongst his peers & a quite impressive fan base ,the rookie is staying humble.
Rapping since the Age of 5 when his mother wrote his 1st rhyme, a rhyme forever ingrained in his memory, his step's to the throne was layed in stone .Being a relatively unknown to the masses hasn't stopped the stream of Comparisons to a few legends along the way. With the bar set high , is that a task he feels he can live up to? " Absolutely, I was born to do music" says the self-assured Boston boy . A combination of great music ,consistency & live show's is what set's him apart from the rest. Having already rocked out show's across the country with some of the industry's top promoters, owning a dedicated and ever growing fan-base , the stars seem to be lining up for Boston's new kid on the block.Currently he's signed to his Independent label imprint ( Royal N Loyal ) , a company which he started with his older brother in the summer of 2010.
Jakkpot ,real name Andre Barros ,was born to a single mother in Roxbury MA .Raised with an older sibiling, he was the unofficial man of the house..Childhood for a young Jak in Boston, circa late 1980's was the same for most kids raised in the inner city, violence,drugs & early lessons on survival..After not having his father around consistently since birth, at the age of 8 he was sent to live with a man he barely new . Things were up and down for the youngster which led to him leaving out on his own at the tender age of 12, a decision he doesn't regret.. From there on most of his teens up until his 21st birthday would spent between juvenile detention,county jail & state prison for everything ranging from car-jacking, to fire arms, to armed-robbery. Time lost was not time destroyed. Rather then sitting idly & letting time pass , it was used instead to hone his craft.
Press play from then , fast forward til now, it's all about the music. Having already solidified his Hometown Buzz, he's ready for the next step . With a style that boast of charisma, Insight & depth, it's not hard to see why all signs point towards Jakkpot.