Jackson Whalan raps and also produces many of his own beats. He was born in 1991 in Great Barrington, MA.
He’s been making music since he was 11 years old. Jackson describes his sound as classic Hip-Hop/Rap with modern production elements. His lyrics focus on social justice, empowerment, and real life experiences, and from time to time he drops comedic, satirical songs and music videos under his alter-ego S.N.A.G. (Sensitive New Age Guy). Jackson performed at the United Nations Headquarters to promote the International Day of Peace when he was 17 years old. He formed the band Technicolor Lenses in 2010 with electronic producer Esseks. He travelled to India to study integral sustainability, graduated from The New School in New York City, and has toured throughout the U.S.. He has been on countless concert/festival lineups with known acts such as Moon Hooch, Random Rab, Aceyalone, Killah Priest, Honeycomb, Immortal Technique, Break Science, Slick Rick, Hot Sugar, Griz, Jo Jo Mayer & NERVE, and many more. His collaborations include tracks with Mr. Lif, Myka 9, Stic.man (of Dead Prez), Gift Of Gab, Bro J X Clan, Michael Wilbur (of Moon Hooch), Dove Mosis (Hip Hop Medicine), McQueen Adams, B-Riddimz, Rasp 5, HEISS, Jules Jenssen, and countless other artists. Jackson’s growing catalogue of music alludes to his commitment, consistency, and hard work. He has a potent message for the world, brought about through Hip-Hop/Rap with meaningful lyrics.