|Posted by DefJamBoyz(Likesofnite) on May 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM|
Oh Boy! Who knew the Harlem born native, LaRon James, now known to hisfans as Juelz Santana, would be one of the hottest artists up andcoming in the music industry today. Well, Juelz along with Cam'ron, thenew Roc-A-fella artist, and the entire Diplomat crew, have been doingtheir thing for the past year with much success. "Oh Boy", the firstsingle off of Cam'ron's third album entitled, "Come Home With Me",features the versatile flow of Juelz Santana. Juelz is featured allover Cam'ron's new album as well as the new singles, "Hey Ma" and"Welcome to New York City", featuring Jay-Z.
Born and raised in Harlem, Juelz was certain to make it big. He hasbeen writing rhymes since he was 12 years old. He first started his rapcareer with his long time friend, Malik, as a rap duo called "DraftPick". "Draft Pick" had several gigs around New York City whileperforming together, including Amateur Night at the world famous ApolloTheatre, where they won two weeks in a row. Although the group is nottogether today, the two members still remain good friends. Juelzcontinued to believe in himself and his unique style, and there wassomeone else that believed in him also. His cousin, who is good friendswith Cam'ron, decided that it was time for Juelz's unique style to beheard. One day while with Cam, Juelz's cousin drove through his blockand had him rhyme for Cam. By the next week Juelz was in the studiorecording a verse for the cut, "Double Up", off of Cam'ron's secondalbum, "SDE". Cam'ron believed in Juelz, and after signing toRoc-A-fella Records himself, Juelz received a deal with Roc-A-fellaDiplomat Records. Diplomat Records is Cam'ron's new record label, whereJuelz is the Vice-President.
Since then, it has been nothing but up hill for Juelz. His level ofcreativity for rhyming has continued to rise over the past year. He hashad solo articles in issues of the XXL Magazine, as well as articleswith the Diplomats in XXL and Source Magazine. Juelz is also featuredon the Diplomats Volume 1 and 2 albums where you can hear cuts fromjoints off of his up and coming solo album, soon to be released inAugust 2003.
Now listen to my homeboy Santana: "I'm working hard, putting in my allto produce an album that I'm satisfied with and an album that willsatisfy my fans. My album is based on my life, the streets, and a newlife. PUT ON YOU SEATBELT. IT'S GONNA BE A LONG RIDE."
"ONE LOVE" JUELZ SANTANA