Owner of the world’s largest combined collection of basketball shorts, Bukowski books, and open-toed footwear, Jonwayne is one of L.A.’s most formidable rapper/producers. His voice sucks the oxygen out of a room and manufactures its own. It hits with the force of Thor’s hammer. When you’re backed by beats built to crack tympanic membranes and splinter floorboards, this is both an asset and a necessity.
Jonwayne honed his skills behind the boards after innumerable sojourns to Low End Theory, ground zero for L.A.’s still vibrant beat scene. With his punishing, Nintendo-meets-MPC 2011 debut, Bowser (Alpha Pup), and countless DJ sets at the Airliner, he cemented himself as one of the scene’s preeminent emissaries. With his long-delayed return to the world of touring – all signs point to something bigger in the works though it can be guaranteed that we won’t see it coming, whatever it may be.