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Injury Reserve is an Arizona hip hop trio formed in 2012. The group consists of rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T, and producer Parker Corey. In 2015, the group self-released Live From the Dentist Office, their 11-track debut project with features from Chuck Inglish, Curtis Williams, Glass Popcorn, and Demi Hughes. The mixtape was released through multiple digital platforms such as SoundCloud, iTunes, Tidal, and Spotify. The project was later commercialized in physical copies through Injury Reserve's online store. Live From the Dentist Office received general acclaim from music critics. On December 15th 2016, Injury Reserve released their debut studio album titled Floss, released again through a variety of digital platforms. The album featured Vic Mensa and Cakes Da Killa. On September 29th, 2017, the group released an EP titled "Drive It Like It's Stolen", preceded by the singles "North Pole (feat. Austin Feinstein)", "See You Sweat", and "Boom (x3)". All of the singles were released with accompanying music videos. They accompanied Ho99o9 and The Underachievers on separate tours in 2017.
Often, art is considered the safe space for dangerous ideas. JPEGMAFIA is a reminder that in a dangerous world, sometimes nowhere is safe. Operating out of Baltimore Maryland but born in New York to Jamaican parents, JPEG spent the bulk of his childhood in East Flatbush, Brooklyn – a neighborhood deeply rooted in West Indian culture and black pride – & the majority of his mid teens in deep south rural Alabama – bouncing from place to place due to rough circumstances at home & after a short stint in prison due to a racially-charged altercation in his late teens, JPEG joined the military where he’d be deployed to different parts of the world, meeting fellow artists and adding new elements to his producing and rapping repertoire. If trap music is the sound of the street, then JPEGMAFIA is trap’s subconscious; dark but not without a humor that makes things even more uncomfortable. His role as villain or satirist, hood protector or nihilist is intentionally hard to put one’s finger on. What more appropriate way to embody the frightening and confusing reality of America today?