Justin V

Justin V
Biography

Devin Justin Vallejo (born March 10th, 1992) also known by his stage name Justin V. or simply JV. is an American recording artist, entrepreneur and 1 of 2 founders of clothing brand La Steeze from West Los Angeles, California. Born at California Hospital Medical Center in Downtown Los Angles he began writing poetry to cope with the separation of his parents. Raised in a middle-class background he attended St. Bernard High School in Playa Del Rey where he started transcending his poetry into verses over instrumentals. The first instrumental he ever recorded over was The Game’s – Runnin’ from the 2005 album The Documentary with his I-Phone. The next day at school he played the ruff vocals to long time middle school friend Trenton Ferguson anxious to inquire his thoughts, especially since it was over his favorite rappers song. To his surprise he took a liking to it, encouraging him to continue, giving him certain instrumentals to write to which only led to his lyrical exercise. As his confidence grew he began free-styling during lunch, joining cyphers and eventually led him to writing his own original tracks. Through a middle school friend named Mike Free, co-producer of 2 Chains “I’m Different” from the 2012 album Based on a T.R.U. Story he met DJxPhysique. They formed a mutual musical relationship and he would eventually write the hook and conceptualize a track called “Cali LA” which featured him on the first verse. Shortly after DJxPhysique entered an artist showcase by Starstruck Entertainment in Pasadena at The Terrance and would give him the opportunity to join him on stage to perform the track live. Never having performed on stage he went along for the ride that led them to performing at The Roxy Theatre, a famous nightclub on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California all at the age of 17. Over the course of the next 2 years he released various videos and single tracks, under going a growing process of honing his craft, his rhythm, his sound, his style, his identity as an artist. It wasn’t till the summer of 2011 when he was introduced to Blake Borisoff, President and CEO of Rising Sons Independent who presented him an opportunity to grace to stage once again for August 9th, 2011’s L.A. Got Aloha. He followed up the new year on January 25th 2012 opening the main stage with DJ Fiks for Ohana Tree | Analog Dive’s “Happy Endings EP” release party. Then 2 months later one day prior to his 20th birthday on March 9th, 2012 he opened up for Paid Dues artist Trek Life at The Dragonfly in Hollywood for the 2nd annual L.A. Got Aloha. Continuing an on going relationship with Rising Sons Independent he was inducted into the record label making him the youngest artist under the label. Almost one year later on August 3rd, 2012 he opened up for Pigeon John from Inglewood, California all without an mixtape or EP. Since then he has released his first single “Platinum & Gold” Produced by Mike Free off his upcoming debut EP entitled “. Sun Up. TOP Down.”