J. Sketch
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J. Sketch

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop Pop


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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Born on May 27th, 1993', 17 year old Boston Recording Artist Justin "Sketch" Drayton, has continuously been writing and recording music for half of his young life (he is currently 18). While growing up nurtured in music, Justin had to overcome many difficulties and hardships along the way.

"The first time I wrote a rap I think I was around eight or nine years old, maybe a little closer to nine. The first time I recorded a song in an actual studio, I was about eleven and a half, and finally when I was twelve, my first demo was recorded & completed: A Hustler's Awakened EP. After discovering my new talent and passion, I've just been at it ever since. I've created at least one new mixtape for every year since I was twelve years old (2005)."

The dedication to his music is extremely serious to young cat like J. Sketch, but he has also meandered his way through many life or death situations growing up as a young teen.

He speaks in a subdued voice: “I wouldn’t say I’m a hardcore dude, but I’ve been through a lot. I’ve been stabbed and shot multiple times, and have kicked it with many people who have made mistakes in their lives and have ended up permently f****d as a result. Whether they got locked up, lost to the streets, or killed, it’s all the same in the end. I prefer to observe the mistakes that others have made, so that if encountered with the same situation, I’ll know better than to make the same decision.

It's because, the people supporting me have supreme expectations of my work, as so do I myself. Composure is key in critical moments."

Sketch is currently signed to the independent record label, Mass Prophet’s Productions. Make sure you grab Justin Sketch’s Official 2010 Mixtape, The Sketchy L.P, and also his Official 2011 Mixtape, Don’t Sleep (Dropping May 20th, 2011).

You can download both mixtapes for free on Datpiff.com. Direct link to Justin Sketch Mixtapes… http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-search.php?criteria=justin+sketch&x=0&y=0 Watch the music videos on Youtube.com and search Justin Sketch.