Jermaine Clarkson aka JLC
|Born||September 19, 1984|
|Spouse(s)||Yabu Fofanah aka Jay Bang|
Jermaine Clarkson (born 19 September 1984), popularly known as JLC is an American rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder of A.A.G. RECORDS, an emerging record label, artist management, and music production company. Under JLC’s leadership, A.A.G. RECORDS focuses on providing a global platform for emerging artists, helping them find their footing in the music industry.
JLC rose to popularity with the release of his hit single I Be On It back in 2017 in which landed on the national charts. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, after releasing a number of singles, JLC revealed his debut album in 2017 titled Hollywood to critical and commercial success. Some of his other hit songs include I Did That Freestyle, Can’t Sleep, Jelly, and Illuminate One to name a few.
Early life and education
JLC was born on 9 September 1984 and grew up in Ft. Worth, TX. When JLC was in middle school, he developed a passion for music and began writing and composing songs. He also created Geeta Block Soljas, a rap group, and started taking gigs at some local places.
Fast forward a few years, JLC ended up going to prison for an act he committed in self-defense. When he got out, JLC got a job in Houston, TX and after 2 months ended up transferring to Waxahachie, TX.
In Waxahachie, JLC eventually started a trucking business which became a success and resulted in him getting back on his feet. JLC then decided to pursue a career in the music industry and hence started A.A.G. RECORDS, which also gained market traction within a short period of time. JLC leverages his platform to help budding musical artists gain the traction they deserve. The label has also helped kickoff JLC’s music career with the production, licensing, and publishing of all of his songs that are currently available across all music streaming platforms.
|1||Kingdom People||2015||Ep (3 songs)|
|3||Turn Up (Ft. Brandin Bandz & Liil D)||2016||Single|
|4||I Be on it||2016||Single|
|5||Only Time Will Tell||2016||Single|
|6||Shawty Got Me Back||2017||Single|
|7||Do What I Gotta Do||2017||Single|
|9||Hollywood||2017||Album (12 Songs)|
|12||All I Wanted||2018||Single|
|13||Do My Thizzle||2018||Single|
|23||She Go Hard||2019||Single|
|24||Quit Stealin’ My Rhymes||2019||Single|
|25||Wear It Well||2020||Single|
|27||Foot On Da Gas||2020||Single|
|29||Welcome To Da Jungle||2020||Single|
|31||Rappers Don’t Like Me||2021||Single|
|32||She Got Dat||2021||Single|
|36||Can’t Sleep||2021||EP (4 songs)|
|37||I Did That||2022||Single|
JLC is married to Yabu Fofanah, popularly known as Jay Bang.
In the media
- ""Emotions" from JLC. Backed by Jay Bang – Skope Entertainment Inc". skopemag. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- Stories, Local. "Check Out Jermaine Clarkson's Story – Voyage Dallas Magazine | Dallas City Guide". voyagedallas.com. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- "JLC UNVEILS TWO ULTRA-DYNAMIC POWERHOUSES IN RAP AND HEATS UP THE INTERNET WITH "FOOT ON GAS". Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- "Spotify – Web Player". open.spotify.com. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- Staff, Mtv News. "A.A.G. RECORDS, JLC TURNS UP THE HEAT BY LEAKING NEW SINGLE "ILLUMINATE ONE" BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE 2/18/22! | MTV Music News". mtvmusicnews.com. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- "JLC Secures Major Distribution for A.A.G Records with Empire through G.T. Digital". billboardhiphop. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- "INDUSTRIES MOST WANTED". INDUSTRIES MOST WANTED. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- "JLC on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- "JLC Releases New Single "Loko" – Sway's Universe". swaysuniverse. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
- Thomas, Garth (27 March 2021). ""Emotions" by Rap Sensation JLC (feat. Jay Bang)". The Hollywood Digest. Retrieved 5 April 2022.