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Born: January 10, 1989
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Teams: Lakers, Colts, Braves
Hobbies: Music/Art/ Photography
Mother: Joyce Peabody
Father: Michael Cowart
Step Mother: Tracy Cowart
Step Father: Neil Peabody
Grandparents: (Grandmother) Sadie Guess; (Grandfather) George Cowart
Siblings: (Sister) Kassie Cowart, (Sister) Ashley Buckner
Justin is a native of Dyersburg, Tennessee but currently lives in Detroit, MI. He is a graduate of Dyer County High School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University for two and a half years, located in Murfreesboro. After leaving MTSU, He chose Full Sail University to pursue a career in music, considered to be in the top 5 schools in the nation for music production.
Justin, stage named J-Lynn, began his dream by writing music as early as his sophomore year. As most kids have idols growing up, J-Lynn was no different. J-Lynn idolized T.I. and his influence is apparent in J-Lynn’s music. He stopped writing music in his junior year of high school but was strongly encouraged by his loving grandmother to pick up his hobby again and not to let it go. J-Lynn’s grandmother died early in his senior year. The one figure in his life who pushed him to do his best was now gone. This sparked his desire and an inferno was the result. The success that T.I. was experiencing also helped him to realize the type of future he could achieve for himself. In 2007, he began recording all of his music with equipment he purchased himself. He used only a Microsoft program and a radio shack mic to bring his work to life. The program he used was Mixcraft and he began recording in a closet to develop good acoustics. J-Lynn remained solo until the end of 2007 until 2008. At this point in his career, he joined the military in hopes of a more exciting lifestyle. During his training, J-Lynn stopped producing any material, but quickly picked it back up in August of 2008. It was at this point that EsBee (Stuart Taylor) entered the picture. The duo worked together and built a strong reputation in the community as musicians. As their fame grew, more people wanted to join this two man team. The duo decided to pick up two additional artists, Korbin Stokes (Krusade) and Dearco Nolen (God-Son). The four formed the group known as Against The Grain. Against The Grain dropped one album titled “Go Get It”. With a different type of rap in mind, they began to brand their music as “inspirational hip hop.” The message portrayed was, “ No matter what happens, just to keep pushing forward and you can make things happen for yourself. Never give up on your dreams,” said Justin. Early in 2010 Korbin was released due to a move back to his home state of Michigan. Soon after, Dearco (God-Son) was also released. Dearco (God-Son) began to branch out and do his own style of music. His Freestyle ambitions did not match well with the writing style of the original two. Upon the release of Dearco (God-Son), Rocyabody Records was formed by J-Lynn and EsBee. Seeing as they were now a label, they decided to get professional equipment: Protools LE, Logic Pro, Garage Band Effects, and high quality condenser microphones. In 2010 Rocyabody Record picked up Tony Cathy. Tony had a different swagger to him that appealed to the two. Tony worked well with the group and completed four songs with the group before he was released at the end of 2010 due to family issues. At this point in his life, J-Lynn decided to change his style from the up-beat and fast nature of hip hop rap to the slower, R&B style rap. EsBee and J-Lynn decided to part ways as a group and go solo. Still best friends, they perform with one another on occasion and have guest appearances in one another’s music. J-Lynn is currently hard at work. He has performed many shows in the cities of Nashville, TN, McKenzie, TN, Dyersburg, TN, Huntsville, AL, and Orlando, FL including a promo tour with Major Independent Jacob Ross Records. J-Lynn's opening act for K-WiLL of Jacob Ross Records on August 5, 2011 at the Muse in Nashville, TN was proved to be very successful. Only five weeks after his performance, he signed with K-Will, owner of Jacob Ross Records. K-Will is a possible Interscope record signee. J-Lynn is an established artist with a large fan base, better quality music, outrageous ambition, and a big heart. He currently has over 150 songs recorded. He will be releasing his first of three mixtapes under Jacob Ross Records on April 28, 2012 in Cleveland, OH at the Roc Bar as the others including his MTV Video will drop towards the end of the year and an Official Album drop will be around June of 2013.