JunSix started emceeing after hearing “Raising Hell” by Run DMC at the age of 10 and has been doing it ever since. After performing in and winning a rap contest at 11, he decided that he wanted to make a career out of music. Since then, his music has allowed fans to get to know him as a battle emcee, a poet and a vocalist.
JunSix’s style has gotten him compared to the likes of Q-tip, Talib Kweli, Common and Ghostface. However, JunSix considers his influences to range from Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Rakim, Biggie, Tupac and Das EFX to Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye for various reasons. An “against the grain” artist, JunSix focuses on words which defines his style. He chooses to entertain as well as educate which results in lyrical content that leads into a catchy hook. Musically, one can look for influences from soul and jazz to even rock.
A JunSix album takes you on a ride that goes from pure emceeing to feeling good to just bluntly giving you food for thought. Ultimately, his music is honest and reflects where he is when he writes what he writes.
His second release and first release on his own label Junnybaby Music is titled “Operation Brainwash” and was released on March 29th, 2011. This is an album that features a bridging of the gap between party-energized hip hop beats and feel-good lyrics.
JunSix has recently gone back into the studio to begin work on his next Junnybaby release titled “The Art of Smiling” and desires to further push the musical envelope, starting with the bass-heavy first single “Clothesline”. JunSix hopes to be an important part of hip-hop history and make memorable music and ultimately and perhaps most importantly cultivate a spiritual curiosity. “The challenge is to give the listener healthy food without taking away the flavor.”
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