Jerzey B returns to music scene with a bang from new single ‘It’s Litty’
NEWARK, NJ – On America’s Independence Day, East Coast artist Juan “Jerzey B” Battle Jr. released his new single “It’s Litty.” Like the explosions that accompanied the national holiday, Jerzey B’s new song is a blast back onto the music scene after an unexpected hiatus of the past three years.
This young up-and-coming artist from East Pennsylvania has a storied past when it comes to his pursuit of a career in the music industry. Signed three years ago to an independent label, it looked like things were about to take off for this talented young rapper. But a series of complications with the law stemming from past mistakes made it impossible for him to travel internationally, and the independent label – which had signed him with the intent of having him tour overseas and develop a global following – ended up dropping him. Jerzey B stepped away from music after that, frustrated at the situation and discouraged that his hopes and dreams wouldn’t ever come to fruition. But in the face of so much other global disappointments in 2020, Jerzey B decided he wanted to take a second chance at pursuing his dream.
“Everything I ever needed was to be heard, so I decided to hop back and do it again… but bigger this time,” he said. “This song is my intro to me coming back. It’s definitely upbeat and it features a female artist named Cyani Love. With her sound and mine, I just know it’s gonna be great.”
Jerzey B said his music is the kind that will get fans turnt–up. Though his lyrics can go deep and into great detail, the art of pairing those lyrics with catchy music is what really inspires him. He’s a fan of beats that make you turn up, and that’s what he tries to bring with his own music.
“I’m gonna mix that and make sure you can turn it up, but I’ll have some real shit in there, too,” he said. “It’s gonna give you that 90s vibe when it comes to the words, but the beats is gonna get you here in 2020.”
For a large part of his life, music was the only outlet for his frustrations. When he was 9 years old, he witnessed his father stabbing his mother multiple times. She lived through the attack and when she recovered, she took Jerzey and his two other siblings to Blackwood, New Jersey to start a new life. Trouble followed him, however, and music became his go-to when things got rough. He was incarcerated at age 16, and every night in jail, he would write a new song to help deal with his emotions and anger. He’s been in and out of jail 17 times over the years but over the past year, has dedicated himself to turning over a new leaf and putting his energy into the music.
“I feel like when I speak, I want you to actually feel like if he did this shit, I can do it, too,” he said. “I want to inspire people on a different level. The biggest thing to get out of my music is to build the structure for a lot of other artists. I want to change the New Jersey scene and make it the next Atlanta. There are so many good artists here, but we don’t have the structure or the resources to get the world listening. That’s what I’m gonna bring because we got the potential and I got the passion. This is me – 100 percent.”
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