J. Malvo, James Julian Malveaux, was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. He got his start in music at the age of thirteen when he began producing beats on Fruity Loops. His first recording and engineering endeavor was of his six-year- old brother rapping in their family dining room. Inspired by ‘great’ mainstream producers, he worked hard producing beats.
He released an instrumental CD at the age of sixteen. Proud of his work, he passed his colorful CDs with his original beats around school to his classmates. Thinking back on it, he would describe his beats and skills as “awful,” but he never stopped. Little did he know God would use his meager beginnings for something great.
His first project, “But God” the E.P., introduced his first single “But God. The E.P. also included “180 Pivot”, “Neva Dat” featuring Avoice, and “Vanity.” He distributed over 1,000 copies of his E.P. He is also featured on “More than a Conqueror” by Passion and “Rising Up” by PMG.
Check out “180 Pivot” here: