JAWZ is heavily influenced by Rock ’n’ Roll and Hip-Hop of the 1980s. He also draws on lyricism, topping everything off with a modern twist.
His iconic image reflects the pioneers of both Hip-Hop and Rock - Metal. Although JAWZ rhymes, he isn’t the typical rockstar rapper. JAWZ does both, convincingly. His inspiration seems to emerge from the battlefield of an internal race war. His half-Black, half-White background fuels an intense contempt for stereotypes. It also appears to enhance his ability to communicate with these cultures, an attribute bi-racial people are rarely credited for.
Few kids born in Chicago are unaffected by gangs, drugs and the dropout rate. JAWZ was no exception. Still, he managed to stay creative. After failed attempts at forming a stable line-up with his own Thrash Metal outfit, JAWZ began rhyming, performing in venues from New York City to Los Angeles. Eventually, he sought imaginative ways to appeal to both genres, and the full picture surfaced. JAWZ is ready to take the world by storm.
JAWZ writes, produces and designs his own lyrics, music, logos and getup. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.