San Francisco, California, USA
BandHip HopR&B

J-Billion's music mixes clever lyrical wordplay with punchlines showcasing his infamous quirky personality, over compelling beats to create an uncanny sound setting the stage for the new Bay Area movement.


San Francisco native J-Billion grew up in the Bayview district, notorious for the rough Double Rock projects and infamous Hollister Street. Though raised in the hood, young Billion's mind remained focused and far beyond it.

Music came natural to the young artist, coming from a family with strong musical ties in gospel. Already proven to be a true performer as a youth, Billion was actively performing at various shows and events, thus allowing him to further develop his passion for music and entertainment.

J-Billion's sound is a product of many components in his life: the different experiences and cultures he was exposed to by his family growing up, and eclectic musical influences ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to Sly & The Family Stone, Tone! Toni! Tony! to Jay-Z, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Bay Area legends E-40 & San Quinn. His unique style, delivery, and flow was personally developed and fine-tuned over the years to set himself apart from other MCs. His affable personality and comedic relief manifested in his music also set the tone for a fresh and fun musical experience that can appeal to a wide spectrum of quality music lovers alike. The mixture of all these elements produce an undeniable sound and listeners can clearly hear the distinction.

J-Billion's energetic stage show and engaging stage presence has allowed him the opportunity to share the stage with several successful chart-topping artists. His young, yet impressive resume includes opening up for legendary Too Short, Pete Rock, Kid Capri, Bun B (UGK), Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Black Star), Pharoahe Monch, Zion I, The Clipse, Mistah F.A.B., MURS, Curren$y, and toured Hawaii with a live band (Kapakahi). J-Billion is steadily gaining ground as one of the Bay Area's bright young stars and is set to show the world how San Francisco can get down too!


"The Beautiful Loser" LP Released August 2009

Set List

My set consists of a 15-25 minute performance which takes the audience through a "day in the life of J-billion," according to the crowd/city/venue I'm performing at. I usually open with a cover of a popular local artist whose song is getting major airplay at the time, just to connect with my audience before I go into my original music. I then perform 6 or so songs from my debut album "The Beautiful Loser," along with a few popular unreleased mixtape tracks or features. I try to engage and involve the crowd as much as possible since audience participation blends so well with my live show. A special surprise for the audience comes with each of my live performances, and being the funny guy I am, usually sets the tone for what I am known to deliver to a crowd: a genuine fun performance with quality music and never a dull moment. A hint for one of my surprises: The Power Glove!