Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie
Nothing you've ever heard before
Gang Starr, Drapht, Rage Against The Machine, Big L, Talib Kweli, Cake, Eminem, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Seth Sentry, Hilltop Hoods
JENERAL ‘Jral’ is an emerging solo Hip Hop artist originating from the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The well rounded wordsmith has a smooth distinctive style, versatile in delivery. In one track he'll deliver hard hitting funk, the next it could be slow flow Sunday rhyming and a touch of no bullshit, heart on the sleeve reality raps.
Jral’s passion for writing lyrics was cultivated through the discipline of a primary school teacher who encouraged him to enter his writing in short story competitions. Often the class clown, he would be pulled out of normal class and told to focus on his creative outlet, coming up with various poems and narratives which he crafted into rhyming short stories.
After finishing high school Jral pursed his love for music by purchasing a drum machine and rapping his stories over the beats he produced. It was in these moments his love for Hip Hop was born.
Jral went on to form the group Co4Sure with two of his best mates. Co4Sure saw some solid success with Triple J Airplay, Triple J Unearthed support and a string of gigs around Adelaide with the likes of Bliss n Esso and Terra Firma. Co4Sure launched their EP with some of Hip Hop’s most respected and finest including Bias B, Funkoars and Mystro.
Taking influences from artists such as Gang Starr, Big L, Rage Against The Machine, The Beatnuts, Drapht, Talib Kweli, Hilltop Hoods, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Seth Sentry; Jral has spent the past two years writing and recording as he prepares to release his debut EP in 2019.
During this time, Jral has worked with some of Adelaide’s best known producers; Debate who has produced for Hilltop Hoods, Eslev from Full Tote Odds and Bad Cop who wrote Tkay Midza's break out singles ‘Brontosaurus’ and ‘Handle My Ego’ in addition to collaborating with one of Adelaide’s rising singer songwriters Kelly Brauhaha.
Jral’s first single to be taken from the forthcoming EP (“Nice” feat. Kelly Brauhaha) was released in November 2018 and drew immediate attention from media nationally hitting No.4 on the Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop chart and climbed to #14 on the overall Triple J Unearthed chart!
“His anthemic approach to rapping, coupled with his own profound and raw approach to songwriting, easily makes him one of the country’s newest forces to watch in the game.”
- AAA Backstage
With his second single “Johny Oh Snap” slated for release on July 12, Jral looks set to wow fans again!