Biography

Posted on January 19, 2011 with Comments Off on Biography

Jamieson, born Gordon Jamieson Jr. is a London-born writer and producer that can be described as a storyteller who narrates his life experiences through music. Using his Colombian and Scottish heritage as a reference, his concepts come to life through a combination of addictive melodies, witty punch lines, and vivid imagery. All of these elements create a dynamic mix of entertaining and introspective Hip Hop that stirs the soul and makes you nod your head. Despite being a proud Londoner, Jamieson always believed that success in the UK would be merely a starting point. After years of hard work on the regional music circuit, Jamieson soon realized how big his dreams of success in the music business were. He had begun to consider leaving London, feeling that “if he could make it in New York, he could make it anywhere”; he packed his bags, said goodbye to everyone and everything he had ever known up to that point and headed towards the big city of dreams. Jamieson was determined to make a name for himself as a musician and artist.

Before the term “hustle” became a cliché industry buzz word, Jamieson embodied such spirit by being able to make a noticeable impact soon after arriving in New York. He managed to secure himself an internship at a world renowned record label and swiftly got connected with a number of power players and decision makers. Once he got more familiar with his new environment, he began to document his experiences musically. The result of this creative expression was The Foreign Exchange mixtape, which was hosted by G-Unit’s own DJ Whoo Kid and released in 2007. This project is a landmark release as it made Jamieson (at the time known as Killagram) the first UK artist to have his own G-Unit Radio branded product. After taking some time out to focus on what his next move would be, Jamieson kept himself relevant with the I Came, I Saw Vol. I-III series released between 2010 to 2012. This trilogy of EPs featured production and collaborations from the US and abroad including rap heavyweights Sean Price, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo and Emilio Rojas. The final EP featured the crazy and colorful banger, “I Get Busy,” which was accompanied by a unique animated video that caught the attention of MTV and was playlisted on MTV Base, featured on MTVIGGY.com and declared a “Hot New Single” by Myspace.com. The resoundingly positive feedback for these releases continued and Jamieson was swiftly invited to perform at a various live events including Think Pink Rocks, Hot 97’s Who’s Next showcase and was an official SXSW 2013 performer, performing as a supporting act for artists as diverse as Melanie Fiona, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Akon, Mobb Deep and The Pharcyde.

During his time in New York, Jamieson has already caught the attention of several industry heavyweights. Among them is the former Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris, founder of Loud Records and SRC Steve Rifkind, RZA of Wu-Tang, Yelawolf, B-Real of Cypress Hill and several other notable names. The blogosphere also continues to acknowledge his work ethic as he has regularly been featured on XXLMag.com, ThisIs50.com, HipHopDx.com, 2DopeBoyz.com, OnSmash.com, DJBooth.net, TheHipHopChronicle.com, Hip-HopKings.com, DJSemtex.com and Grime Daily.

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