J. Staxxx
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J. Staxxx


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The best kept secret in music


"J. Staxxx - TUMF 2004 Performer"

J. Staxxx is what a rapper is supossed to be. Circulating on mixtapes and in battles across the city, this Flow Soul Search runner-up is building a buzz as the substance in a pool of shadows. You would have had to see him undress a pair of battle emcees acappella in a York University hallway to understand. He has punchlines to make grown folks act like children and personality that make Staxxx's on-stage antics hard to ignore. And beyond his battle readiness is lyrical introspection that feels like a conversation with a friend. Whether it is a talk with God, reminiscing on golden-age memories, or breaking down the rudiments of street loyalty, Staxxx gets into your head and flips on a film projector.

In addition to being both lyrically poetic and sharp with the freestyles, Staxxx has the voice. Whether it's LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, or Q-Tip, certain emcees just have that memorable sound to their speech. Still under twenty years old, don't be surprised if, in a couple years, you catch yourself categorizing J. Staxxx as your favourite rapper.

- WORD Magazine


"Not Even..."- Single. Produced by Marcus Kane.
"Better Days" - Single. Produced by Big Tweezy
"Move" - Single
"Heavenly Father" - Single
"Backshot" - Single

"Famm One Presents: J. Staxxx" Vol 1 & 2 Mixtapes
"Before The Fame" Nem-s-iss LP
"The Mixtape" Arythmetic Mixtape
"Don't Be Mad" Ill Kidz Mixtape
"High Commission" DJ Youth-In-Asia Mixtape


Feeling a bit camera shy


At the 2004 Flow 93.5FM Urban FlowCase Finals, J. Staxxx had hundreds of spectators hollering with their hands in the air much like hip-hop parties of the early eighties. Among them, Farley Flex, who showed more enthusiasm for J. Staxxx than any Canadian Idol contestant. Such a reaction is very rare in the Toronto hip-hop scene, yet common for J. Staxxx.

“J. Staxxx and his hype men drop a set that brings energy and dead-clever lines… it’s real” -Jason Richards, NOW Magazine

He hasn’t been shot nine times nor is he negotiating a multi-million dollar deal from prison. J. Staxxx is creating a buzz without gimmicks. Thousands of his independently released mixtapes circulate the streets, and so does word that he puts on an incredible live show. Mixtape DJs and radio DJs alike have been supporting him. J. Staxxx’s recent interview on Project Bounce 89.5FM was one that has received more feedback than almost any other on the network. The public is definitely paying attention.

By his mid-teens, J. Staxxx had been influenced by the reality of Toronto’s infamous Jane Strip. He did his dirt – and learned. Rather than follow the path of many of his peers, he veered left. J. Staxxx is now a voice for the streets, writing lyrics that reflect his surroundings. He sheds light to what is happening in his neighborhood. He speaks to those outside looking in and to those inside looking out - acting as a bridge to two different worlds. His street knowledge, charisma, and talent make most of the man he is today. It also makes his music. Musicains aren’t his musical influence, life is.

Currently recording his first full-length album, J. Staxxx is ready for whatever comes his way. He’s been working hard. He knows he has to – and wants to. J. Staxxx has surrounded himself with people of the same work ethic. It’s a must when creating the best Canadian hip-hop album ever. The as-yet untitled album features songs ranging from up-tempo radio and club hits to slow songs. It’s packed with the same charisma seen in J, Staxxx’s live performance, yet features soulful melodies worthy of his more reflective writing… a classic in the making.

With the added support of one of Canada’s most promising independent hip-hop labels and a strong management team, J. Staxxx is sure to continue on the road to success.