Jpegmafia

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks , known professionally as JPEGMafia (stylized in all caps), is an American rapper, singer, and record producer from Brooklyn, New York. His 2018 album Veteran, released through Deathbomb Arc, received widespread critical acclaim and was featured on many year-end lists.

 

It was followed by 2019’s All My Heroes Are Cornballs, released to further critical acclaim.

Hendricks was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Jamaican parents. He spent the majority of his childhood in Flatbush, before moving to Alabama at age 13, where he says he experienced a significant amount of racism which later had a great effect on his music.

Hendricks moved to Louisiana and enlisted in the United States Air Force at age 18. He served a tour of duty in Iraq and also spent time in Kuwait, Germany, Japan, and North Africa, before being honorably discharged.

Though he previously claimed to have a master’s degree in journalism, Hendricks has since clarified that, though having studied the subject while deployed, he was not officially awarded a degree.In April 2021, Hendricks revealed through social media that he had “a sexually, verbally, and physically abusive childhood.

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