The Hip-Hop worlds of Fort Worth and Chicago have come together in the form of 1st, a Texas-based duo comprised of rappers JClay and Supreme. Formerly part of the trio 5th Flow, the two met while attending Prairie View A & M University where they made a name for themselves by circulating their mixtapes. Their sound drew early comparisons to Kanye, Drake, and other powerhouses, but 1st creates a truly unique Chi-town-meets-Texas vibe.
It's like a silent competition to be the best...an endless circle of pushing each other past our limits.
When it comes to influences, JClay and Supreme don't look beyond the room they're in. JClay describes their reciprocal inspiration best: "This is going to sound lame, but [our main influence is] each other. It's like a silent competition to be the best, so it's an endless circle of pushing each other past our limits."
So why "1st"? Since the day they joined forces, 1st has watched their star rise. They "lead the league in every category: skills, delivery, content, appearance, assets, etc."
1st drops their album 1st Impression in September 2014 and the first single, "Guys Night Out," is available now.
Bio by Wiley Koepp