Louis Byron fell in love with hip-hop at about the same time the Bay Area's rap scene started to thrive. The Richmond, Calif., native was especially a fan of E-40. The speed with which he spewed lyrics, his endless stream of slang and vernacular, the comical tone mixed in with
real-life story-telling made a definition impression on Louis.
But raised in in the church, he couldn't exactly mimic his favorite rapper. So instead, Louis - whose childhood nickname was 2J because he is one of two juniors - started a rap group with two likeminded friends. They were called Young F.O.C. (Followers of Christ) and they performed at youth events in the Bay Area.
2J's love of bars has only increased over the years. He's at the top of his game as an artist for Kerusso. He has featured on the "New Ant Diddley Mixtape" by A. Doulos and the "Church in the Wild" mixtape by Teech. 2J is currently workingo on his own mixtape.
Born in Detroit, raised in Richmond, residing in Dallas, 2J's personality and relatability is as diverse as his background.