OJ Da Juiceman – Making the Trap Say Aye

Arts Entertainments

OJ da Juiceman (born Otis Williams Jr.) is a man who fills many roles. At the age of 26, he is a rapper, member of the rap group 1017 Brick Squad, and founder of the vanity 32 Entertainment label, which he has used as a medium to release various mixtapes. Growing up in Atlanta, GA and being raised by a single mother at first, mixtapes were far from his mind. OJ da Juiceman was shot eight times as a result of a failed drug deal before he could even begin his music career. However, he lived in the same apartment building as rapper Gucci Mane. Eventually, their relationship would result in a musical partnership. It wouldn’t be long before their mixtapes gained recognition, but such an event was still a few years away. After graduating from high school, he became a successful member of the United States Naval Academy. However, Williams strongly desired to combine his philosophical reflections with his musical ability and begin his career as a rapper. In the end, he shared his artistic vision through music and mixtape collaboration alike.

OJ’s credits grew steadily until he amassed more than 15 mixed contributions with various rappers in the industry. With such a solid roster of works to their name, surely many aspiring rap artists count OJ Da Juiceman Mixtapes among their own collection of music! OJ da Juiceman worked hard at his craft until he released more than a dozen mixtapes. Many of these were partnerships between famous DJs like DJ Drama and DJ Smallz, just to name a few. Once it seemed certain that his mixtape had reached the hands and ears of his target audience, OJ da Juiceman made an effort to further establish himself in the world of rap. 2009 was a particularly busy year for him as he not only signed with Asylum Records, but also founded his own record company, a vanity label known as 32 Entertainment. Their debut album, “The Otha Side Of The Trap” was released under Asylum Records and contained both new and previously released mixtape tracks. It also featured a collaboration with the former neighbor of OJ da Juiceman’s apartment, Gucci Mane. OJ da Juiceman further solidified his reputation in the music industry when he offered his talents to songs with R. Kelly and Jadakiss.

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