John Brackett is the epitome of real Hip Hop – not only did he grow up in the epicenter – he lived it. The stage was set for this young, driven rapper to fulfill his destiny from day one when he was born into the birthplace of Hip Hop. His raw lyrical ability to visually take you through his life story is so descriptive even the dullest imagination can see vivid imagery. His surroundings resonate within his mind, body and soul and transfer onto infinite pages of verses that are delivered with such intensity, authenticity is never questioned. Without a doubt, John Brackett is Hip Hop and ready to take the industry by storm as one of New York’s future lyrical heavyweights.
His epic life story began in the Soundview section of the South Bronx where Hip Hop originated. Being exposed to the culture led him to start freestyling off of beats and mastering his skills, which gave roots to his strong Hip Hop foundation. This upbringing gave way to him being a part of several groups like F.O.D. (Faces of Death), later known as part of the Buddha Brats and allowed him to meet and work with such greats like Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kurupt, Big Pun, Terror Squad, Down for Life, Camp Lo, Sheek Louch, J-Hood, Tony Sunshine, Aventura, Ne-yo and Remy Martin.
His early Hip Hop career was the perfect base to his resurgence in 2012, where he release his first single “Beat it up”, which had radio spins on NYC’s Hot97 for 13 weeks and on L.A.’s Power106. The success was followed by his second single, “Real Hip Hop” featuring Opera Steve and Steven Kang. To top off the last two singles, John teamed up with Dynasty on “Bang Bang” off of DJ Ted Smooth’s RETOX album presented by “Beats By Dre”. Then, John created a track with his own spin on Notorious B.I.G.’s “Happy” for an old school mixtape, which was released with NBA great, Penny Hardaway’s limited edition Nike Galaxy Foams campaign. John uniting with Bronx rapper Fred Da Godson in a song called “Run Run.” John also remade the classic “Ill Street Blues” with Hip Hop pioneer Kool G Rap himself.
Representing true New York City Hip Hop, equipped with enough material to build an arsenal of songs to take over the radio airwaves, John Brackett is destined to bring the state of Hip Hop back to where it all began. His undying love for Hip Hop motivates him to provide singles every week to stay fresh and relevant. From club bangers to lyrical Hip Hop poetry in motion, John Brackett’s music is ready to feed millions of people hungry for the next best lyricist.