Emerging from the Virginia Beach region of Virginia, Jerry Clark-Juneau better known by his stage name J.R.Clark. is an American rapper, songwriter, and studio-engineer based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Virginia Beach Hip-Hop Artist graduated from Liberty University and Regent University in addition to serving four years on active duty in the U.S.Army.
The rapper J.R.Clark is changing the hip-hop industry by proving an independent artist can cultivate an impressive body of work, deliver an original sound by collaborating with major artists and building a following without the support of a major record label. Drawing from his own passion and life experiences, J.R.Clark music style and inspiration stems from artists such as Rick Ross, Curren$y, J.Cole, Dave East and Nipsey Hussle.
His musical career started as a studio engineer then in later years he transitioned in the role of a full-time Hip-Hop artist releasing his first Ep in 2015 That Weekend, which headlined at the 2016 z104 Virginia Beach Shaggfest concert, which featured Travis Scott, 50 Cent, Pusha T, Lil Dicky, Petey Pablo and more. Fast-forward years later to 2018, J.R.Clark released Sunset Symphony the Ep featuring notable artists such as Smoke DZA, Stalley, and the producer Cookin Soul gaining him a lot of recognition on the underground scene and the attention of mainstream artists and record labels.
Sunset Symphony inspired J.R.Clark 2019 project "Antique Summer" which featured Curren$y artist Fendi P; J.R.Clark and Fendi P delivered a song called "The Re-Up", which became a club anthem in the tidewater region of Virginia and in New Orleans. Notably, during the 2020 pandemic J.R.Clark was the last hip-hop artist to perform and open up for Da Baby, Gunna, and Pop Smoke before his demise in February 2020 at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia.
In the years to come, he dropped his fifth and sixth project 4EVA Chill But Lit and When Muzik Was Good gaining him a lot of major press coverage in the Source Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade, Hollywood Life, Star Revenue, Flaunt Magazine, All Hip-Hop, Knockturnal, Ear-Milk, Kazi, Sheen Magazine, and more.
Fast-Forwarding to 2022, J.R.Clark releases an album and an EP within a five month span to cater to his core fanbase. Both projects shaped the sound and imagery for J.R.Clark artistry style by encompassing topics of musical ownership, financial freedom and business elevation, consistency, and staying motivated during dark times while being an independent artist in a totally dominated virtual industry.
In April 2022, the Virginia rapper headline and performed next to mainstream artists such as Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Young M.A., Fat Joe, City Girls, Plies and Trina at the 420ish Unity Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia.
In May 2022, the Virginia Beach rapper followed up with an additional seven track Ep called My State Of Mind:The Prelude, which focuses on training your mind to become business oriented as artists to reach new tiers within the music industry.
Lastly, J.R.Clark has goals and aspirations to establish a partnership with record labels and media brands to continue to leave a footprint in the industry with his independent record label Vintage Sound Entertainment.