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June-Ya / Bio

Clifford Stewart Jr. was born February 25, 1985. Raised in Phoenix, AZ, June-Ya (pronounced: june-yah) found music at a very early age. "I been moving crowds since I was 5, for real." June is a member of the hip-hop supergroup, Da Troops. He began writing lyrics at the age of 12, with his two younger brothers and a childhood friend. The group of MC's decided to write songs for a promo-tape, of course this was before CDs were popular. They tried to record an LP with a local recording studio, that didn't go well. "They were feeling us, but we didn't have any bread; not like that. We weren't even old enough to get a legal job yet." The group was shortly seperated after June moved away to Kent, WA. After struggling to find his niche as a solo-artist, he began to focus on his high school football career. "We moved back to AZ, but I went to high school on the other side of town from where I grew up. So no one really knew I rapped at that time." He strayed from music almost completely. June found that passion again at the age of 21. He and his younger brother got back to work. They began composing their own beats and writing lyrics. After a couple of singles and a mixtape under their belt, they had drawn the attention of a few other MC's. These MC's would join the movement as well. "Since I was a child, my dream was to have my own label. I wanted kids to a have a place where they could express themselves, without having to worry about money." Da T.R.O.O.P.S would be born. "We're working with so much talent, that it brings out the best in ALL of us."

General Info

Band Members
Solo-artist
Artist Name
June-Ya
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/darealjune
Active Since
01/90
Genres
Hip Hop / Rap / West Coast

Contact Info

Location
Tempe, AZ
Manager
Myself and Jay "Young-Ug" Stewart

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