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Barrington DeVaughn "Peggy" Hendricks Born October 22 1989 Better Known By His Pseudonym JPEGMAFIA Is An American Rapper And Producer Strongly Influenced By The Music Scene In Baltimore Maryland Having Been Based There For A Number Of Years. He Is Currently Based In Los Angeles California. Hendricks Was Born In Flatbush Brooklyn To Jamaican Parents. He Spent The Majority Of His Childhood In Flatbush Before Moving To Alabama At Age 13 Where He Says He Experienced A Significant Amount Of Racism Later Affecting His Music. Hendricks Moved To Louisiana And Enlisted In The United States Air Force At Age 18. He Served A Tour Of Duty In Iraq And Also Spent Time In Kuwait Germany Japan And North Africa Before Being Honorably Discharged. Though He Previously Claimed To Have A Master's Degree In Journalism Hendricks Has Since Clarified That Though Having Studied The Subject While Deployed He Was Not Officially Awarded A Degree. In April Of 2021 Hendricks Revealed Through Social Media That He Had "a Sexually Verbally And Physically Abusive Childhood." Hendricks Developed An Interest In Music Production At The Age Of 15 And He Began Producing After He Learned How To Sample. Describing His Production Hendricks Says "When I Was First Making Beats No One Liked The Beats. To This Day I Give People Beats And They're Just Confused." He Says "I Started Rapping Because No One Liked My Beats." Noting That He Started Producing Before He Started Rapping Hendricks Said "I'm A Producer First Kind Of And Then A Rapper Second But I Take Both Of Them Seriously." His Music Has Mostly Been Described As Experimental Hip-Hop But Has Been Said To Incorporate A Wide Range Of Genres Into His Music Such As Trap R&B And Noise Rap. In An Interview With Cambridge Union Hendricks Noted That His Biggest Influence Is Kanye West. He States That One Of His Earliest Influences Was The Rock Group Hanson. He Has Also Cited Ol' Dirty Bastard Throbbing Gristle MF DOOM Lil B Chief Keef Ice Cube Rick Rubin Cam'Ron Björk Janelle Monáe Radiohead The Backstreet Boys And Arca As Influences. During His Military Stay In Japan He Was Producing And Writing Music Under The Name Devon Hendryx. In 2015 After Moving To Baltimore He Began To Make Music Under His Moniker JPEGMAFIA Under Which He Released His Mixtape “Communist Slow Jams” In April Of 2015. Only A Month Later He Released His Mixtape “Darkskin Manson ” Inspired By The Freddie Gray Protests In Baltimore Happening Right As He Had Moved There. Following A Number Of Mixtapes Hendricks Released His Debut Studio Album “Black Ben Carson ” In February 2016 Via Deathbomb Arc Featuring A Much Harsher Distorted Sound Than His Other Projects. Four Months Later He Released A Collaborative EP With Fellow Baltimore-Based Rapper Freaky Titled "The 2nd Amendment.” After Less Than 3 Years Living There Hendricks Moved From Baltimore To Los Angeles To Record His Next Studio Album. In January 2018 He Released His Second Studio Album “Veteran.” In An Article On Bandcamp He Said “I Wanted To Show I'm Not Just A One-Trick Pony. I Always Do Weird Shit. I Usually Just Keep It To Myself. This Time I Just Let The Filter Go." At The Time Of Its Release “Veteran” Was Considered JPEGMAFIA's Most Experimental Album To Date Receiving Widespread Critical Acclaim. After The Release Of Veteran Hendricks Started Working On His Next Album. He Recorded 93 Songs But Whittled It Down To Only 18 Tracks. He Mixed And Mastered It At The End Of Vince Staples' Tour Posting Percentage Updates Frequently On His Instagram. Prior To The Release He Would Label The Project As A "disappointment" In Interviews And His Social Media. The First Single From The Album "Jesus Forgive Me I Am A Thot " Was Released On August 13 2019. He Promoted The Album By Uploading A Series Of Listening Sessions To His YouTube Channel Where Friends And Artists Such As Denzel Curry Jeff Tweedy Of Wilco And Hannibal Buress Discussed And Reacted To Cuts Off Of The Album. “All My Heroes Are Cornballs” Was Released On September 13 2019 To Further Critical Acclaim And Was His First Album To Chart. In October 2019 He Embarked On The JPEGMAFIA Type Tour To Support His Album. In 2020 Hendricks Released Several Singles Across The Span Of The Year And Compiled Them Into An EP Aptly Titled EP!. It Was Released On Hendricks' Bandcamp Page On November 6 And On Streaming Services With The Addition Of One Extra Single On December 10. On February 12 2021 Hendricks Released His Second Extended Play EP2!. On October 2 Hendricks Announced His Album LP! Which Was Released On October 22 2021 His Birthday. On January 15 2023 Hendricks Made A Hint On His Social Media That He Was Working On A Collaborative Project With Fellow Rapper Danny Brown. On January 20 2023 Hendricks Officially Announced Three Albums Will Be Dropping The Same Year. On February 10 2023 Hendricks Announced On His Twitter That The Collaborative Project With Danny Brown Was Finished And Is Working On His Second Album For The Year. On February 28 2023 On The Danny Brown Show Both Hendricks And Brown Announced That Their Collaborative Project Was Named SCARING THE HOES And Played A Sneak Peek Of The First Single On The Project. On March 13 2023 The First Single Of The Project Called “Lean Beef Patty“ Was Released To Streaming Services And Hendricks Announced That The Collaborative Project Is Set To Release On March 24 2023. The Second Single “SCARING THE HOES“ Was Released To Streaming Services Three Days Before The Release Date Of The Album Along With A Music Video. Three Days Later The Collaborative Album "SCARING THE HOES"was Released.

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