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A Glimpse of Julz: The Bio of Jerzey Julz
Jerzey Julz was born April 12, 1987 in Newark, NJ as Julian C. Collins. At an early age, Julz moved to Dothan, Alabama with his mother. While spending most of his childhood in Alabama, Julz faced nothing but hard times and trouble. Julz was labeled as a delinquent amongst the school staff for lack of effort and a “bum kid” amongst his peers for not having the latest style of clothes. Julz never did take too kind of bullying, so he started responding back by fighting. After getting arrested a couple times and almost sent to boot-camp in 1998, Julz moved back to Orange, New Jersey with his father. Julz wasted no time in keeping his fighting ways up to date. On his second day of school, Julz knocked a kid out for ripping his father’s coat he was wearing because he didn’t have one of his own at the time. After a year or so of staying in New Jersey, Julz moved back down to Alabama with his mother. Julz spent the next 2 years fighting, struggling at home and school, and trying not to become a victim to the streets. In 2001, Julz moved back to New Jersey, this time for good.
When Julz moved back to New Jersey he had his mind set on one thing, and that was to play football. While in the 8th grade he started working out and lifting weights at the local high school. That kept him out of trouble and on a positive note, for the time being. Julz ended up playing and starting varsity since his sophomore year for Orange High School, NJ. Although Julz was on the right path, he still managed to find his way back to his old ways of fighting. In his senior year, Julz was charged with Aggravated Assault for fracturing another students face, which he eventually beat the charges. After graduating high school in 2006, Julz attended Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ, where he earned a partial football scholarship. He only did one semester and joined the Air National Guard because he couldn’t get any more student loans at the time. When Julz joined the Air Guard in February 2007, he became the only African American firefighter on his base and remained the only one until early 2013.
Julz was always into music throughout his entire life, from singing in church choirs to writing songs. He also played the trombone from 4th grade up until his sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t until 2009 when he decided he would actually try to make something out of his music talents. In 2010, Julz and one of his older brothers Dave, a.k.a “Fat”, decided to start a promotion team, No Time To Waste Ent. LLC., dealing with parties and music; with Julz being the main attention on the music side. Between 2010 and 2012, Julz found it difficult to actually focus on his music passion due to unsteady living conditions and constant life changes. By the end of 2012, beginning of 2013, Julz managed to balance out his work schedule, being a husband, a father of 3, his military life, and his passion to make music. Julz is currently the Owner and CEO of SilentGrind Productions LLC and an independent music artist based out of his state of origin, New Jersey.