J.R. Writer is a rapper from Harlem, New York. Involved in the streets from a young age, Writer went to a correctional facility at age of 12 for a year and a half, and did another year and a half when he was 15. After being released at 16, he met a group called The Hotshots, who helped him get studio time, which created a local buzz around his name.
His early career was heavily based on battling local MCs, and when a Hotshot member brought him to a location to battle, Juelz Santana and Cam’ron had just finished shooting the cover for the Diplomats Vol. 1 cover. Writer took the opportunity to rap for them, to which Cam responded with a promise to put him on in the future.
After spending time in the studio recording for Dipset, J.R.’s first check came from his feature on Juelz Santana’s “Squalie” track off his From Me to You album. After signing with the Diplomats, Writer released his debut studio album, History in the Making. Over the next ten years, he released 11 mixtapes and featured on multiple other projects.