Jelly Roll, is an American songwriter and performer renowned for his collaborations with various artists including Lil Wyte, Struggle Jennings, Yelawolf, Tech N9ne, and Ryan Upchurch.
On April 2, 2023, he received three CMT awards, adding to his growing list of accolades.
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Jelly Roll Biography
One of Jelly Roll‘s most successful collaborations was “Pop Another Pill” with Memphis rapper Lil Wyte, which has garnered over 6.3 million views on YouTube.
This led to the release of the album Year Round by the hip-hop group SNO, produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J and released on the Hypnotize Minds label in April 2011. The song “Come Here White Girl” from the album was recognized as one of “The 10 Most Memorable White Rapper Collaborations” by XXL.
Jelly Roll has released numerous mixtapes, including the Gamblin’ on a Whiteboy series and the Therapeutic Music series. He debuted his first solo studio album, The Big Sal Story, independently in October 2012.
He has also collaborated with Haystak on two albums, Lil Wyte on two albums, Struggle Jennings on four albums, and BPZ and Lil Wyte as part of the group SNO, among other collaborations.
In 2013, Jelly Roll released a mixtape titled Whiskey, Weed, & Women, which was initially titled Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House.
However, the restaurant chain threatened legal action due to the use of their name and logo on the cover. Consequently, his changed the cover to feature a “cease and desist” stamp in place of the Waffle House logo.
His music is known for its poignant and introspective lyrics that explore his personal experiences, including his struggles with addiction, mental health, and family relationships.
His music often blends elements of hip-hop, country, rock, and blues, showcasing his versatility as an artist. He has also been vocal about his support for mental health awareness and addiction recovery, using his platform to advocate for these causes.
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His success in the music industry is a testament to his talent, hard work, and perseverance. He has built a loyal following of fans who connect with his music on a personal level, and his collaborations with other artists have helped to expand his reach and impact.
With his unique blend of genres and his honest and vulnerable lyrics, he has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry
Jelly Roll Wife
He is married to Bunnie DeFord aka Bunnie XO.