Justin Adonte Matoke, better known as his stage name JMAN, was born September 25th 1991 in Dallas, Texas. He was raised by his mother who taught him early to persevere through adversity and the problems that life has in store. At the age of seven, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he attended 5th-11th grade. He attended four different high schools and played basketball for each. Justin was inspired to start rapping his tenth grade year when he was asked to make a song for his High School basketball team. After realizing that he had a gift for writing he continued to increase his talents for the rest of his high school carreer. His senior year he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 2009. In the fall Justin enrolled at Hampton University where he released his first mixtape, The City is Mine. In the spring he released his second mixtape, Barcode Bars. JMAN’s third mixtape, Just In Time, was released September 25th 2010. JMAN continued to work hard for his fans and released his first two official mixtapes in 2011. On his birthday, September 25th, he released Just Making A Name which was the acronym for his stage name. After taking a six month break over the summer, he released his most recent mixtape, HIGHATUS. JMAN says he will continue to give out free music to his fans because he wants to earn believers and continue "practicing" before starting an album. The name of his next mixtape is titled REAL LOVE and is set to release on Valentines Day of 2012.