Untapped, yet full of potential, Harrisburg, Pa. rapper J. Monday is prepared to bring his city out of the shadows, onto Hip Hop’s center stage with his authentic brand of music. Motivated by life’s obstacles and personal experiences, Monday’s music is laden with clever rhyme schemes that resonate with anyone caught up in the daily grind. Born and bred in Pennsylvania’s capitol, the self-appointed King of the City has been building up his catalogue for the past couple years. In 2010, Monday made a name for himself, making waves with his RefinedHype.com sponsored mixtape, The Sequel. The mixtape was well-received by critics. SoOffTheWall.com commented that J. Monday was “A force to be reckoned with in the field of independent Hip Hop.” Prior to The Sequel, Monday released his debut mixtape Birth of a Legend hosted by Heavy Hitters’ DJ Absolut and DJ Prostyle, quickly making him the pride of Harrisburg. Shortly thereafter, The Capital Kid dropped a second mixtape dubbed The Prequel to similar success; Monday went on to open for the likes of Trey Songz, Fabolous, Young Buck, Melly Mel and E-40. A life of crime, poverty and strife motivated the budding rapper to grow up fast, so even though Monday dibbled-and-dabbled with rap as a teenager, he relegated his time to chasing money on the streets of PA’s capitol. It wasn’t until several violent deaths in his inner circle and some close brushes with the law that Monday realized he needed to invest more time polishing his rap talent as a means to survive. Authenticity is the key to good rap music and Monday paints a picture so clear that its context can not be questioned. Lethal lyrics over boom bat beats are his trademarks, but versatility is synonymous with him. Harrisburg’s king is dead set on positioning himself among Hip Hop’s emerging elite in 2011. Currently, he is working on the re-release of The Prequel Redux and is also working on the release of his debut street album.