Formerly known as J Wilkerson, buzzing Louisville, Kentucky rapper Julius re-emerged July 9th with his boldly defiant new single “Chozen.” Produced by Dizzy Wolfe, the song is a deeply personal record that showcases Julius’s knack for storytelling. The ominous production sets the tone for a story about a childhood friend that fell victim to an unjust system, and underlines Julius’s purpose as the “chosen one from his community to make it in rap and bring light to the stories of the voiceless,” despite the odds stacked against him.
“Growing up and seeing people around me fall victim to a broken system , I knew this wasn’t all the world had for me . At a young age I knew that I had to be the one to show them the way. Someone has to lead us back to a state of consciousness. It was me all along. I was ‘Chosen.’” – Julius
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MORE ABOUT JULIUS:
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Julius (fka J Wilkerson) started making beats in his bedroom, and earning respect from his peers in rap battles and ciphers as a kid. These days, his sharp skills are taking his hometown by storm. With his complex rhyme schemes, versatile flows, and honest, deliberate lyrics, Julius is a promising young talent who further fortifies what some are calling the “502 Come Up.”
Inspired by legendary acts such as KRS-1, Nas and today’s undisputed lyrical masters Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole, Julius intends to raise the bar for his generation. While his greatest inspiration comes from his life on “35th and Something” in Louisville, Julius’s greatest inspiration in rap music is from an unlikely source: Will Smith. However, his upbringing with family is what fuels his desire to leave a legacy of hope in the community.
Julius got his first taste of stardom on the West Coast under the name J Wilkerson with his buzzing single “Not The One.” One listen and it’s clear why the childhood nickname for the young Wilkerson sticks to this day, “Grammy Sosa, A young lion, J Wilkerson is Simba ; future King.