Bump J

Bump J

Biography

Chicago rapper Bump J was born Terrance Boykin and started taking his rap skills seriously after his brother's gang-related murder in 2001. Focusing his energy on music, Bump J became part of notorious Chicago rap crew the Goon Squad, which included other venomously fierce MCs like Brainz Hustla and Sly Polaroid.

In 2003, Chicago producer Xtreme Beats started working with Bump J and introduced him to a slew of music industry higher-ups, including Kanye West's manager, Phil Edwards. His profile grew over the next several years, and he eventually landed a deal with Atlantic Records and worked with top-shelf producers like Kanye West and TrackBoyz on material for his debut album, Nothing to Lose. That album would never materialize, however, due to Bump J's involvement in a 2007 bank robbery. Bump went to court and faced life in prison for his part in the robbery, but signed a plea bargain and in 2009 was instead sentenced to ten years in a Federal Correctional Institution. He ultimately served only seven years of his ten-year bid, and began working on new music immediately after his release from prison in April of 2017. With his debut album from a decade earlier still tied up in major-label bureaucratic red tape, Bump J started work on new tracks with noted producer Cardo, who had contributed heavily to Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. album just months before Bump J returned to life outside of prison.

Guest Appearances

E-Dub - Thug Story
  • Roll With Me

E-Dub - Thug Story

Mind Blowing, Inc.2004
White Boy - No Gray Area
  • Can't Get Out The Game

White Boy - No Gray Area

Icee Records2004
Rhymefest - Blue Collar
  • Chicago-Rillas

Rhymefest - Blue Collar

J Records, All I Do Records2006
Dow Jones & Berner - Dirty Sneakers... Plenty Ways To Get It
  • Work For My Money

Dow Jones & Berner - Dirty Sneakers... Plenty Ways To Get It

Bern One Entertainment2007
Cayex Illah - Nothin' But Profit
  • Certified

Cayex Illah - Nothin' But Profit

Cayex Illah Music2008
GLC - Love, Life & Loyalty
  • The Big Knot

GLC - Love, Life & Loyalty

Ylimit Inc2010
Parkay - Cut The Check
  • Addicted To Money

Parkay - Cut The Check

Forilla Records2011
Bo Deal - I Am Legend
  • Monster

Bo Deal - I Am Legend

Bare Arms2017
Young Chop - King Chop 2
  • Yea

Young Chop - King Chop 2

ChopSquad.inc, RBC Records2018

Compilations

Mike Love - Universal Session: The Chicago Gangsta Story
  • Respect My Gangsta

Mike Love - Universal Session: The Chicago Gangsta Story

Not On Label2004
Various - Welcome To Grimmyville Part 2
  • Brown Sugar (Goon Squad Remix)

Various - Welcome To Grimmyville Part 2

Goon Squad Entertainment2004
Psychodrama - Universal Sessions: The Chicago Gangsta Story
  • Send Him Off (Twista Diss)

Psychodrama - Universal Sessions: The Chicago Gangsta Story

Not On Label2006
Various - DJ Mechanically Incline Presents Hood Mechanic Street Album
  • Be Alright

Various - DJ Mechanically Incline Presents Hood Mechanic Street Album

Union Syndicate2010
Various - HearonTrackz IV | XX: The Chicago Ghetto D: Episode 1, Vol. 1
  • Diamondz

Various - HearonTrackz IV | XX: The Chicago Ghetto D: Episode 1, Vol. 1

HearonTrackz Entertainment2015