Queens Village, NY
Jamaica Queens in itself is a true testament of urban survival. But North Jamaica Queens is a whole different story. Born, Earl Jahmiek Friday and raised in a nuclear family environment, Jahmiek turned to a life of crime for solitude. Hustling on the streets of Queens was an everyday activity. He was soon at a cross-road, seeing his life being engulfed by the streets of New York. Jahmiek and his mother relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina for refuge. While living in Charlotte, he developed the passion for music, along with honing and perfecting his skills in writing. An unwavering commitment and strong desire for his craft kept Jahmiek focus on his goals of becoming a great lyricist. After spending three years in Charlotte, a more mature Jahmiek moved back to Queens, New York with the intents of taking on the music industry by storm.
Jahmiek embellish a crafty witty style of music with a raspy and melodic vocal tone. His catchy punch lines are hard felt as it depicts his harsh former lifestyle on the streets of North Jamaica Queens. Now established with BackStreetz Musiq; a New York based independent record label, Jahmiek is poised and ready for success. He has been featured on several well-known DJ mixtapes cd's. This includes DJ Envy, DJ Superstar Jay, DJ Keys, White Owl and Kool Kev as well as others. Jahmiek has also appeared on hip-hop DVD's such as REAL TALK, Cocaine City, True Stories and Hood Affairs. He also had videos air daily on local QPTV channels as well as YouTube. Jahmiek can easily be googled and a slew of websites will appear. Mixtape Mogul.com, MixUnit.com, Mixtape Hype.com and Music Bangers.com just to name a few. Jahmiek has even opened up for Def. Jam Recording Artist Julez Santana, as well as performing at Club Snitch and Poetry Lounge.
In 2006, BackStreetz Musiq released Jahmiek first mixtape album project, On That Northside Sh** hosted by Superstar Jay. To date, over fifty thousand (50,000) units were distributed nationally. He then followed up with his sophomore mixtape album, Welcome to the Northside Turn It Up City which roughly sold ten thousand (10,000) units. With the success of both projects prompted more releases from Jahmiek. King of The Northside, which is still in stores across the nation and on some well-known websites, approximately sold slightly under ten thousand (10,000) units.