by Bill “Low Key” Heinzelman
The future for The Diplomats is certainly looking bright with J.R. Writer on board. The Harlem World emcee has been tearing down tracks for the past year and is now ready to step out on his own. With a new deal with Koch Records in place, the summer of 2005 should be sizzling, as J.R. drops his solo debut.
MVRemix: All the Dipset fans know your history, but for those that do not, let’s just go back and talk about your history and past. Were you born in Harlem and raised their your entire life?
J.R. Writer: Yeah, born in Harlem Hospital and raised on a 131st and Lenox.
MVRemix: What was J.R. like as a kid growing up in Harlem?
J.R. Writer: I was just running around like a rebel. I was getting kicked out of school because I was fighting all the time. Of course, I started to rap as well. But from the ages of 13 to 16, I was locked up. I wasn’t really out for most of my teenage years. But before that, I was just hustling. I was 11 and 12 hustling, robbing people, all types of crazy shit. I was a rebel, put it like that.
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