Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul and Beats & Bars present The Official Break Mission After Party with Jeru The Damaja!
Hip Hop has been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. First introduced to him at age seven in the local parks of Brooklyn, New York he wrote his first lyrics at age ten.
Jeru the Damaja (born Jeru Davis) aka D. Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn where the everyday occurrences around him from an early age later became the source from which his rhymes flow. Jeru created and took on the persona of “the Damaja” (because he damages the mic) that is part conscious truth teller and part true to the streets Brooklyn hard rock. Jeru hooked up with DJ Premiere and Guru, collectively known as Gangstarr, shortly after they moved to New York on the late 1980’s.
In 2000 Jeru released Heroz 4 Hire completely autonomously, from the production of the album to its release on his independent label KnowSavage Records. Jeru’s second independent album Divine Design was released in 2004 and contained the new classics singles “WAR” and “Don’t Get it Twisted” featuring Lil’Dap from the Group Home. Jeru’s third independent release Still Risin’ hit stores mid-2007. Taking his music to a new level by creating a style that is fusion of years of life experience translated into lyrical content set to rugged, real production. Still Risin was a refreshing appeal to intellect from a real life, everyone can relate to point of view.
Now after seven years Jeru Is slated to release his new EP The Hammer, with production from legendary producers, Large professor, Beatnuts, PF Cuttin and more, The Hammer promises to be a new hip hop classic.
Catch him at the Hawker Yard, 62-70 Pershore Street, Birmingham on 12th May with support from Juice Aleem, Trademark Blue, Soloman & D7 and Hidden Agenda, plus DJs taking the music through to 2am.