From: MS, United States
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Born March 8, 1990 under the sign of Pisces, Jade Lavon Harris is described in many words, such as imaginative and sensitive, compassionate and kind, selfless and unworldly, intuitive and sympathetic. On the dark side, he can be an escapist and idealist. He can be secretive and vague. He dislikes discipline and confinement. He is Tha Joker. Tha Joker was an outstanding student. He scored 27 on his high school ACT’s, but then dropped out of high school to nurture his growing fame. Later, he went on ace his GED test with an almost perfect score. As a 20-year old product of Jackson Mississippi’s harsh environment, poverty’s effects remarkably influenced Tha Joker’s creativity in literature, music and art. Coping with being poor caused Tha Joker to introduce mediumistic qualities, which gave him the feeling that his best work came from outside himself, screening the world from the real him. Tha joker developed a greater than average instinct for, love and pain, the awareness of art and nature’s beauty, a catlike appreciation of luxury and pleasure, and a yearning for new sensations and travel to remote, exotic places. “Boy Shorts,” featuring Soulja Boy would prove to catapult his vision of his journey down the road to the riches.
Unlike the synonymous comic book character, whose methods are unpredictable and incalculable. Tha Joker’s every move is a calculated step toward his climb to greatness. Performing at least four (4) shows per month, Tha Joker’s oral campaign is only equivalent to Obama’s. With only three (3) short years in the game, Tha Joker has conquered territories, large and small, to likes of Toronto, Alaska, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Nashville, Mississippi, Detroit, The Carolinas, and Georgia, just to name a few.
Tha Joker is rated one of the top 10 hottest artist on the net. His featuring range from Soulja Boy, Mike Jones, and V.I.C to Webbie, Roscoe Dash (“I Ain’t Going”), and Gucci Mane (“Aqua Water”). iTunes reports an average 5,000 downloads per month. His YouTube views clock in at a hefty sixty-five million (65,000,000), and a whopping ten million (10,000,000) views on MySpace. Tha Joker is no stranger to Twitter. With over twelve thousand (12,000) followers, it comes as no surprise that he has one of the most downloaded independent mix tapes ever on livemixtapes.com, “We Do It For Fun.”
When asked what the future holds for Tha Joker, he says, “Mississippi got something to say! With the strong business foundation that my team has created, I feel like we can’t lose. The music industry is a business. It’s MY BUSINESS! My crew has always focused on entrepreneurship, i.e. music, television, and movies. With every small battle victory grows bigger. I’m going for the Pie in the Sky and I’m not scared to roll up my sleeves to make the DOE!!!