The 21 year old Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB first made noise when he was in high school. He released his first mixtape in 2016, Who I Am, and followed that up with Grape Juice and Who I Am 2 in the same year. By 2017, BlocBoy JB had the attention of memphis local beat maker Tay Keith who is behind the successes of artists like Blac Youngsta and Juicy J to name a few. His breakout tape, Who I Am 3 released in July 2017. The first single off Who I Am 3, “First Day Bacc On Da Blocc,” was a Memphis hit. His second single “Shoot" produced by Tay Keith had a dance move to go with the song and ended up going viral.
This caught Drake’s attention. The Top Charted Canadian connection in Memphis is known since his father Dennis is from Memphis. If you remember earlier this year, Dennis and BlocBoy JB was spotted hanging out in a Memphis club. It was later revealed that Drake and JB were working on a track together and they were shooting a music video. “Look Alive,” which dropped at midnight.
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