Life often gives us many challenges and obstacles to face for us to reflect on ourselves and discover what our true purposes are. Rapper-turned-country-artist, Jelly Roll, proved that despite the lows in life, you can still get up and face the world with your chin up and high hopes.
In real life, Jelly Roll, or Jason DeFord, is known for his collaborations with Lil Wyte, Yelawolf, Tech N9ne, Struggle Jennings, and Ryan Upchurch. The rapper has been followed by millions of people worldwide since he first released “Pop Another Pill,” a collaboration with Lil Wyte.
Read on to learn more about Jelly Roll’s struggles, his inspiration to transition to country music, and his net worth.
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Jelly Roll, born on the 4th of December 1984, grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently 38 years of age and stands at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches. He is happily married to his wife, Bunnie DeFord, famously known as Bunnie xo (sometimes stylized as Bunnie XO). The couple met each other when Jelly Roll was going through tough times in his life.
His first collaboration with Lil Wyte, a Memphis rapper, broke out into several opportunities and doors to his blossoming rap career. Since then, Jelly Roll has released a number of striking albums, including The Big Sal Story, Business as Usual, Waylon & Willie, and his latest, Ballads of the Broken. He also dropped platinum and gold-certified singles like “Save Me” and “Son of a Sinner.”
Is Jelly Roll a Country Artist?
Jelly Roll first fell in love with rap and hip-hop, which is the reason why he released several collaborations with Lil Wyte, DJ Paul, Tech N9ne, and more.
He slowly transitioned to country music in 2017 as he started to release a series of albums with Struggle Jennings called Waylon and Willie. In 2021, he dropped Ballads of the Broken under Jason Aldean’s label, BBR Music Group.
Jelly Roll revealed that because of his first appearance in the Grand Ole Opry, he now desires to become a full-fledged country music artist. He was inspired by another Grand Ole Opry member, Craig Morgan.
What was Jelly Roll’s Felony?
Jelly Roll’s resilience and courage are something to be admired.
The singer is decorated with several face tattoos because he repeatedly went in and out of prison for a few years. He was slapped with many minor charges, including aggravated robbery and possession of drugs with the intent to supply, at the age of 21.
After spending almost 12 years in prison, Jelly Roll reflected and started to write his songs based on the stories, feelings, and emotions he had experienced in his life.
Another turmoil in Jelly Roll’s career (which was set, closed, and done) came when his 2013 Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House mixtape was changed. The restaurant, Waffle House, threatened Jelly Roll to take legal action for using their name and logo on the mixtape’s cover.
The mixtape’s name was later changed to Whiskey, Weed, & Women.
Jelly Roll’s net worth now sits at $6 million after releasing many albums and mixtapes.
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