ARTIST: GENERALl "The Street Banker"
ALBUM: Compilation 1
GENERAL - The Street Banker was born Jarod Whitaker 01/03/78 in the rugged streets of Southwest Philadelphia. Born at a time when Hip Hop was in Genesis mode. The love of rap music developed in him at an early age. Determined not to succumb to the ills of urban life, this young man decided to pull together his resources and take the music industry by storm.
GENERAL's music pours from an open soul visualizing the struggle between right and wrong, hate and love, crime and legitimacy. GENERAL's live performances have been enjoyed at Rutgers University, The Sony/Epic Music Showcase, Hollywood to Greenville Celebrity Golf Event, Urban Xpressions, The Vans Warped Tour ('99), and "The One Man" promo tour ("02).
GENERAL has performed and featured on music with music titan's R.Kelly ("Fiesta" and "Like a Real Freak"), Tank ("Cake and Ice Cream" and "Ice"), Aaliyah, Timbaland, Rome, Sharissa, Ice T and Kelly Price.
Strapped with ambition, talent and determination GSB is gearing up to be one of the most sought after rappers of the new millennium.
Released the Indie single "Strage Days" produced by Jazzy Jeff
In addition to performing along side Ice T on the Vans Warped Tour (25 U.S. cities; 11 European cities), released the EP "Put Ya Dreams Away" featuring Multi Platinum artist Ice T
Featured on "Like a Real Freak" and "Fiesta" off of R Kelly's 5x platinum disc "TP2.com"
Signed a nearly seven figure recording contract with Blackground Records, home to Aaliyah, Timbaland, Magoo, Sparkel and Tank
Wrote the smash hit songs "Cake & Ice Cream" and "Ice" on Tank's sophmore album "One Man"
GENERAL is gearing up to release his debut LP "This Thing of Ours Part 1: Unbreakable", lead by the smash hit single "PoKe Ya A@# OUT produced by Philly's own Multi Platinum, Grammy award winning, Producer / Artist / Writer