Growing up in the streets of North Philadelphia Eric Jamal came across his talent for Hip Hop during his early years at Temple University. As a late bloomer, he discovered his love for creating music from what started off as freestyles which soon turned into song writing to express himself to the masses. To take his career to the next level Eric Jamal de- cided to transition his journey from the East Coast to the West Coast in pursuit of obtaining his passion for music in Los Angeles, California. To say the least this Philadelphia’s Native is what you call a diamond in the rough, soon to be brought to light shinning form coast to coast.
From being applauded for his clever metaphors and witty rap lines Eric Jamal noticed that his gift had came with a responsi- bility. Maturing in his craft he begin to understand the power of influence. Now with always keeping his bars witty, Eric Ja- mal also stays mindful to say what he feels is important his audience should beware of.
Highlights of his career are performances in front of an audience of 6,000 at the Liacouras Center, opening for artist such as Kid Cudi, reaching the final round of BET’s Next Big Music Star competition, and going to New York City to perform for Rich Dollaz for possible management. Eric Jamal’s latest new music video “Work Harder” has made it onto Blogs such as “This is 50” “bootlegger” and “The Key” Though his career is just beginning Eric Jamal realizes that he is at a critical point in his musical journey. Despite all that he has accomplished Eric Jamal is fully equip to pioneer his rise to greatness and conquer even greater arenas.
With being part owner and the forth member of Coast Contra’s label. They plan to release new music every week on Friday titled “Friday Contraband” followed up with a Coast Contra Cypher the last Friday of every month. All of this to build up fan base for their official debut album “APT 505”