J Black

J Black

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
BandHip HopR&B

Starting out battling at the age of 14, J. Black has been a standout since the beginning. From there he grew, renowned up and down the east coast for his lyrical ability. He makes great songs with a message and can create popular music without sacrificing content. He is The Truth! Ask about Him!


James J Black Fawole is a rapper, producer, and songwriter, whose broad range of musical taste has afforded him the opportunity to perform and record a variety of styles of music nationwide.

By the age of 14, Black was rapping and battling around Raleigh, NC with such events as Neighborhood reunions, true skool events, and soon graduated to becoming on of the most renowned rappers in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill). By the time he finished high school, Black had already performed with some of the best rappers in the Raleigh area. He then took a different approach towards turning his passion for music into a career; he was accepted into the prestigious Howard University in Washington DC.

His musical talent has afforded him with the opportunity to perform across the nation. His growing list of battle credits include artists from across the country Raleigh, NC, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Washington DC, and New York, NY. Among others, Black has shared the stage with recording artists Ghostface Killa, Cappadonna, Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan), Slick Rick, and Phonte (Little Brother) and most recently was hired to perform at the campaign strategy session for District C city council candidate Raquel Williams.

Black’s talent has garnered him much attention and many awards, including the title King of the Hilltop with his win of the Verbal Armageddon competition (Howard University), Ubiquity Battle Champ (2 years in a row), the John C. Johnson School of communications Battle champ (2 years in a row), Listen Vision Recording Studio Grand Opening Battle (Wash, DC), True School Battle champ (Ben and Mo’s, Wash, DC), Kool Mix Battle Champ (Nation’s, Wash, DC). He has been featured in a number of media articles, including writings in the Hilltop Newspaper, the Washington City Paper, and numerous blog sites and music reviews.

In May of 2009 Black graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Howard University, and continued battling and recording music back in Raleigh, NC. Black stays involved with his community through his current position as the supervisor for the Score program, where he mentors at risk youth in Wake County Public School District, focusing on life skills, entrepreneurship, and hip-hop music. Black has developed into a “franchise musician”. Watch out for him!


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