From his humble beginnings, Toronto native Jermaine Dunkley, professionally known as J Noble, emerged onto the music scene against all odds. Raised in Rexdale’s Kipling and Mount Olive community, J Noble’s talent began with basketball. Making the first ever All-Canadian All-star Team, he earned a full 4-year scholarship to the University of Nebraska.
However, coming from a community where the streets provide a quick and easy means of making money, J Noble found himself caught up in the fast and dangerous lifestyle, with which athletics were unfortunately not compatible.
Unbeknownst to him, this very lifestyle would lay the foundation from which his passion for music would eventually flourish. Having lost countless friends and relatives to the streets that once consumed him, J Noble knew that if he continued going down the path he was on, he too would eventually fall victim to the streets.
At a critical point, he realized that it was time for the trajectory of his life to change. Needing inspiration for material, J Noble knew that the best source would come from his own life experiences, which continue to fuel his artistic expression. His raw emotion, inexhaustible drive and harsh disappointments have all contributed to his lyrical content and prowess, catapulting him to heights. In a short span, J Noble has created a massive buzz across the G.T.A. which has been evident in his popularity on the net and the success of various mix tapes. With 3 heavy hitting videos, and plans of unleashing an upcoming mix tape entitled Real Life Drama, J Noble has established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
As CEO of Monstarz World INC, he feels that “any person that has been through what I been through or has seen what I’ve seen, usually isn’t around long enough to speak about it. I consider them Monstarz.”