The 28-year old emcee/songwriter known as J.Nolan was born in New Haven, CT and raised in the south side of Atlanta. He’s part of a creative alliance called Fresh & Local that specializes in music, sound, and film with the intentions of bringing forth cutting-edge ideas to the general public from a grassroots work ethic. J.Nolan began taking his craft as an artist seriously in high school at the age of 13. Since then, he has undertaken the journey of pursuing music relentlessly and his pain and struggles in doing so are well documented; from formerly living in a trailer park and constantly moving from place to place in order to keep chasing his dreams, to using his last dollars to invest and seize new opportunities for his future.
J.Nolan released a solo LP titled, Rise of ATLantis on May 18th; which is an album themed around his upbringing since settling in Atlanta at the age of 8 years old. The record touches on his formative years in school, introduction to violence and drug use in the community, the growth process of becoming a seasoned artist, his faith in God, and most prevalently – reclaiming the city of Atlanta as a place where musicality and lyricism can be found as a harmonious tandem, rather than compromising one or the other for a specific crowd.