Growin up in the rough enviroment on the Eastside of Atlanta wasn't an easy upbringing. At least that's how 18 year old rap artist J-Man would explain it. "Growing up for me was rough," he says. "You had to learn to get it however you could, whether it might've been slangin dope, robbing, or sometimes killing." "We call that gettin' it how you live." J-Man started rapping at age 9, being influenced by rap artist such as T.I., Outkast, Jay-Z, Nas, and ecetera. At about age 10 he begin writing it down on paper. He developed a flow for his rhyming skills that could change his life forever. Being a rapper didn't become serious for him until he hit the 8th Grade, where he would rap in class, in the hallways, before and after school, and even at lunch tables where he impressed most of his peers. High school is where he made his mark dropping his first mixtape in the 10th grade entitled "Da Lyrical 1." "That mixtape was just me being serious," J-Man says, but at the sametime being fortunate that I had access to a studio for two weeks to myself and that I could record until it was time for me to go back home to Atlanta." His junior year in high school he dropped his 2nd mixtape which was entitled "Seek & Destroy Tha Mixtape; Playtime Isz Ova." During his senior year of high school he dropped his 3rd mixtape which was called "Biznezz Man." "I believe my 3rd mixtape was my best mixtape because I really put my all into it as if that was going to be my last time rapping." J-Man has established a rep at his school, on the internet, and even some rep in the streets, as one of the best young lyricist that has ever step foot behind the microphone. With his friends supporting him, and with his label, Pure Money Entertainment, getting his name known in the game, J-Man has the potential of becoming a well-known artist in the music industry. How does he feel about it: "Ima just keep grindin', workin' hard, and dedicate myself everyday, until somebody's label pick me up, straight up."