BlocBoy JB born James Lee Baker is an American rapper. He was born on the 19th of May, 1996 in Memphis, Tennessee USA.
He is best known for his song “Look Alive” featuring Drake, which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018.
His other songs include “Shoot”, “Rover” and “Rover 2.0” featuring 21 Savage.
Below is a brief biography of JB.
BlocBoy JB Real Name
He was born James Lee Baker but he goes by the stage name BlocBoy.
BlocBoy JB Age
He was born on the 19th of May, 1996 in Memphis Tennessee. He is 25 years old as of the year 2021.
BlocBoy JB Hometown
He was born on the 19th of May, 1996 in Memphis Tennessee
BlocBoy JB Early Life and Education
Baker’s name comes from his father, who is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for rape.
In 2008, when Baker was 12, his father broke out of prison and traveled to Baker’s home to see him for a short period of time.
At the age of 14, Baker became affiliated with the Grape Street Watts Crips. Although located in Los Angeles, the gang has an affiliated branch in Memphis called the Peda Roll Mafia.
Baker’s affiliation is mentioned throughout many of his songs, including “Rover”. Baker served a month in prison in 2012 for committing a home invasion, and served the rest of his sentence on house arrest.
Baker has said the invasion was “sloppy”, and that they performed the invasion with no masks and a BB gun.
BlocBoy JB Career
Baker began making music when he was fourteen when he moved to Raleigh in North Memphis and met Tay Keith, and the two began making music shortly afterwards.
Baker started putting out music on his SoundCloud page in 2012. He released his first mixtape, Who Am I, in 2016. It featured the track “No Chorus Pt. 6”, which reached more than three million views on YouTube.
The next summer, he released the song “Shoot”, which spawned a dance craze called the “shoot dance”. Another single, “Rover”, followed in early 2018.
The viral hits attracted the attention of Canadian rapper Drake who it was speculated was going to remix “Rover” though it resulted in the pair collaborating on a song titled, “Look Alive”, which was released in February 2018 and debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Following the release of “Look Alive”, Baker spurred rumors he would soon sign to Drake’s label OVO Sound, saying “Somewhat. I’m trying to see what’s my move.”
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He was also featured on Moneybagg Yo’s 2 Heartless project. On March 23, 2018, Baker released “Rover 2.0”, a remix of “Rover”, featuring rapper 21 Savage.
The song was Baker’s second lead song to chart on a Billboard chart, peaking at number two on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles. He was also featured on ASAP Rocky’s “Bad Company” and No Jumper’s “Hard” with Tay-K.
Baker released his eighth mixtape, I Am Me, on June 14, 2019, which included features from Lil Durk and Moneybagg Yo.
In March 2020, Baker released his first official song of 2020, “Swervin”. In May 2020, he released his highly anticipated single “No Chorus, Pt. 12”, which was produced by longtime collaborator Tay Keith .
In October 2017, Baker filmed a dice game allegedly inside of Hamilton High School. Shortly afterwards, Shelby County Schools started investigating the incident.
During an Instagram Live on March 16, 2020, Baker jumped from a two-story balcony into his pool, barely clearing the edge and clipping his heel on the side of the pool.
In February 2019, Baker was arrested on drug, gun and robbery charges, weeks after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Later on, in May of that year, Baker was arrested again on gun and drug charges. The arrest happened hours before he was scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival.
In June 2020, 6ix9ine had an Instagram Live with DJ Akademiks. In the livestream, 6ix9ine targeted Baker, calling him a “one-hit wonder” and asked if he was working at Wendy’s. Baker responded by saying, “Don’t mention my name if you ain’t on no gangsta shit”.
In November 2020, Baker received severe criticism and was accused of homophobia after he said PlayStation was “for the gays” and mocked the brand as “GayStation”, even saying that Xbox is for “the street n*ggas”.
Baker is known for popularizing the “shoot” dance, which was incorporated in the Fortnite video game, made by Epic Games.
Following similar lawsuits against Epic Games, Baker filed his own lawsuit against Epic in January 2019, claiming the use of his dance move as a dance emote in-game is infringing on his copyright and personality rights.
BlocBoy Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
He goes by the handle @blocboy_jb on Instagram, @BlocBoy_JB on Twitter and BlocBoy JB on Facebook.
BlocBoy Latest Songs
He has released quite a number songs notably; Look Alive, Enemies, Swervin, Bandit, ChopBloc, No Chorus, Do It For Me, Money & Hoes, Excuse Me, What You Want, Sista, Carlton among many others.
Check out the official video of his song Look Alive ft Drake below.