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“We created a mutha fucking monster..,” Tech N9ne said of up and coming artist JL of B.Hood. Jason Varnes, better known as JL, is more than just another wannabe MC. With his witty rhymes, different styles, and distinctive talents, this true wordsmith has already won the hearts of locals in his hometown of Kansas City.
Venturing out from B.Hood (Brotherhood, a rap trio started with his brothers Vi Royal & Zoo) JL has taken the local hip hop scene by storm. His first solo project, entitled “Just Landed” dropped in 2011. The mix tape created buzz worthy recognition and boasted JL’s fan base dramatically. As well as headlining shows locally and in surrounding cities, he has opened up for artists like Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Machine Gun Kelly, Ace Hood, Tha Jacka, Hurricane Cris, Krizz Kaliko, Chip The Ripper, Chevy Woods, and Jay Rock amongst others.
Well known for his chopper style, in March 2011 JL was a featured artist on Tech N9ne’s, “Worldwide Choppers,” a single that collaborated some of the world’s best known choppers including, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf, & Ceza, along with a few other rappers from across the globe. “Strangeland” fans also recognize JL from other features like, “Far Out” from Tech N9ne’s “The Ollie Gates Mixplate,” “I’m The One” from Kutt Calhouns EP “Red Headed Stepchild,” “And most recent “A Real 1” on Techs EP “E.B.A.H.
JL’s third and latest solo project, “Brain Scatter” an LP that dropped on August 18, 2012 proves that he is a versatile lyricist. Not only does the album feature bangers like, “Sporadic Brain Matter,” “D.I.B.K.I.S” and “Say You Love Me,” which featured Tech N9ne, it also has a couple of smooth joints like, “Perfect Team” and “Diamonds.” With JL’s thriving potential and consistent hard work, he is proven to be on a prominent road headed towards some well-deserved recognition. So, don’t sleep on his music, he is only getting better!