Blak Jak


Blak Jak

Infobox musical artist
Name = Blak Jak


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Origin = Decatur, Georgia flagicon|USA
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Genre = Hip hop
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Years_active = 2006-present
Label = Universal Records
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URL = [http://www.blakjakmusic.com blakjakmusic.com]
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Blak Jak is an American rapper from Decatur, Georgia. His major label debut, "Place Your Bets", was released in October 2006.

Biography

Blak Jak grew up in Decatur, Georgia, and learned about hip-hop from his cousins, who had formed a group called the Ward Boys. [ [http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/1184965841.html?dids=1184965841:1184965841&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Dec+23%2C+2006&author=CASEY+DOLAN&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&edition=&startpage=E.8&desc=Surfacing%3B+Turning+the+spotlight+on+musicians+making+a+commercial+breakthrough.+*+--+CASEY+DOLAN Surfacing] . "Los Angeles Times", December 23, 2006. (Subscription access required.) Accessed September 18, 2007.] In 2006, he released his first album independently, which included production by Shawty Redd (who had previously won recognition producing for Young Jeezy); the first single from the album, "Ride & Swerve", featured guest rapper Project Pat and became an underground hit in the Southern US. [http://wc05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3xfyxqydld6e~T1 Biography] , Allmusic.com] [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=345&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Singles&ci=3066123&cdi=8606207&cid=05%2F06%2F2006 Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, Week of May 6, 2006] . Billboard Magazine. Accessed September 18, 2007.] Blak Jak continued to win fans after he released a mixtape with DJ Smallz, "Roll da Dice", in the summer of 2006. On the strength of the single, Universal Records offered Blak Jak a record deal, and the independent album was re-released in October of 2006 under the title "Place Your Bets". The single "Bobbin' My Head" scored radio airplay toward the end of 2006, [ [http://www.popstarsplus.com/news_06_12_09_blakjak.htm Place Your Bets with Blak Jak on December 19, 2006] . Iced Media, December 9, 2006. Accessed September 18, 2007] as did his collaboration with T-Pain, "Ball Out ($500)", in March of 2007. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=345&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Bubbling+Under+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Singles&ci=3082597&cdi=9205717&cid=03%2F10%2F2007 Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, Week of March 10 2007] . Billboard Magazine. Accessed September 18, 2007.] In the summer of 2007, Los Angeles Dodger infielder Tony Abreu began using "Bobbin' My Head" as his entrance music. [ [http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/fan_forum/songs.jsp Player Songs] , MLB.com. Accessed September 18, 2007.]

References

External links

* [http://www.blakjakmusic.com Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/blakjak Official Myspace]


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