NEWPORT NEWS, VA
In many ways, Amerika is the ideal Hip-Hop/Rap Male Solo Artist, loved by the Mid-West, the Dirty South, the East and the West Coasts. This 23-year-old rap phenomenons undeniable style, confident swagger and realism, epitomize the streets of Virginia. It is rare for a Hip-Hop/Rap rapper to transcend the line between rap and hip-hop, winning praise from hustlers and backpackers alike. There is substance behind his style, which is why he is loved by the many, as well as the critics. His music is the manifestation of an obsession with the paradox of good and evil, being righteous and the temptation of sin. He can go from one extreme to the next and yet it is all part of the same complex character. Whether proclaiming himself AMERIKA, or AMERIKA DA GREAT (There Can Only Be One Great Nation In Hip-Hop And Together Amerika Thinks He can Help Heal The Hio-Hop Nation), his rhymes revel in Everyday life, hustling for cash, peddling drugs, violent encounters, mandatory boasting, struggling daily just to maintain, love, and Many More Places He Can Take U but still manages to convey his beliefs and values, providing an introspective approach to the often exploitative His Life And Views Of The World Today. He overcame considerable obstacles during his extremely dramatic life, before exploding on to the scene with masterful delivery, unmatched lyricism and street savvy! Born, Javon Brown, son of a drug-dealing father and raised by his young single black mother, Amerika dropped out of school in the tenth grade. Unable to resist the lure of fast money, he followed in his fathers footsteps, trading classrooms for the rough streets of Newport News. He spent most of his days soaking up the street ideology, stories and the life lessons of drug dealers, killers and the high-ranking members of organized crime characterized in his rhymes. One hot summer night in 2000, an event occurred that would change AMERIKA life forever. It was then that AMERIKA star potential began to steer him away from the hood and into the studio. AMERIKA has a very big buzz in VIRGINA right now and his "ROUND DA WORLD song has gained him some national attention!! Amerika has opened up for major acts like Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Lil Flip, Trina, Triple-6 Mafia, etc. and his most recent performances include the 2007 WARPED TOUR VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, ATL, TEXES and St. Louis with a total attendance of over 700,000 people and has just been added to the 2008 Warped Tour (20 cities). Although he experimented with street hustling and gang life, Amerika has earned his respect and street credibility by developing the gift of storytelling, crafting his own style, delivering hard-hitting urban commentary with street savvy beyond his years. His gritty narratives and cinematic rhymes about life.