Jackson Whalan is a lyricist and producer who creates eclectic hip-hop with a modern flair to invoke positive social change.
He started rapping and making beats at age 11 when he discovered that the power of hip-hop gave him unstoppable purpose. In 2008, at age 17, he performed at United Nations Headquarters and again in 2013 to support the International Day of Peace. In addition to consistently releasing his own music and videos, Jackson also produces and engineers in recording studios for other artists. His music has been featured in film and television and he has toured throughout the United States, most recently as direct support for Moon Hooch. Whalan has an extensive catalog of original and collaborative albums, EPs and singles, and he has worked and performed alongside a diverse spectrum of artists, including Talib Kweli, The Arcitype, Mr. Lif, Dave Eggar, Myka 9, Esseks, Space Jesus, Jade Cicada, Honeycomb and countless others. Jackson is known for his freestyle rapping at shows and is widely recognized for his comical side, expressed in his S.N.A.G. (Sensitive New Age Guy) music video. A graduate of The New School in New York City, Jackson now resides in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. He is currently focusing on his live band project in order to transform his live performance into an unforgettable experience for listeners near and far.