Born in Kano State, Nigeria and raised in the capital city, John Samari also known by his stage name ‘Theblackboyjohn’ grew up listening to the likes of 50 Cent, Eminem and Kanye West. Heavily influenced by urban hip-hop, he was hungry for some Nigerian hip-hop. Nigerian hip hop artists on the scene like Mode 9, 9ice, M.I Abaga, Jesse Jagz, Terry tha Rapman, Ruggedman and others helped satisfy his hunger for homegrown rap artists. He started writing at the age of 13 after several summers of hearing his older brother Vino Samari make music who he has now worked on a few tracks with.
After moving to the United States for school in Arlington, where he is currently based, he decided to follow his passion for the art . He officially dropped his first single titled DiEgo featuring fellow Arlington rap artist Over 9000. The debut track was released with The Blackbeat Company, a label owned by him and his brother. The song went viral in Arlington, Texas thanks to his loyal fans. Theblackboyjohn dropped an eight-track collection of songs he made years back titled, FWD. He continues to post free music on Soundcloud for listeners to play. He has also been featured on several tracks since he stepped on the scene, local artists like Over9000, Robby, Richie Benson and others who have worked with him extensively.
He has gone on to open up for some of Nigeria’s biggest artists such as, Burna Boy, Davido, and Runtown, at their various tour stops. He is not new to rocking the crowd and looks forward to interacting with and making new fans. He has been featured by popular news platforms such as, the Native Magazine, Tha Report Card and other blogs.
He recently released his new single A GAME featuring Houston’s Fweshie Oloye. The song was released on all platforms on March 2nd. Fweshie delivers a Nigerian driven chorus in the Yoruba language while theblackboyjohn dissects the beats with his flow and delivery. You can stream it here:
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