James Bostick (born June 30, 1978), better known by his stage name Jus Allah is a New Jersey rapper who made his official debut on Jedi Mind Tricks second album Violent by Design in 2000. He is known for his aggressive lyrics that are commonly Afro-centric and hateful subject matter. He heavily uses the rhyming technique known as multi-syllabic rhyming, which is abundant in Violent By Design and A History of Violence.
ContentsCareer1.1 1994-2000: Early days1.2 2001-2006: Leaving Jedi Mind Tricks1.3 2007- 2014: Reunion with Jedi Mind Tricks, future solo album
1994-2000: Early days
Jus first joined Jedi Mind Tricks shortly after the group's formation, at the time he was 15 years old and appeared on their first demo tape,The Psycho-Social CD released on superegular records. In the late 90's JMT recorded the album Violent By Design, considered by fans and critics alike to be some of Jedi Mind Tricks' finest work. The album was widely praised and contributed to Jus popularity, as he appeared on nearly all the songs along with Vinnie Paz.
2001-2006: Leaving Jedi Mind Tricks
A short while after the release of Violent by Design, Jus left amid uncertainty over JMT's new association with Babygrande Records. He then went on to start his solo career at rapper Virtuoso’s label, Omnipotent Records. In 2005 he left Omnipotent Records, joined Babygrande, and dropped his first solo album, All Fates Have Changed. Jus later stated in interviews that he had never given his OK for the album to be released, and wasn't satisfied with some of the album's production. In early 2006 an album called Necronomicon was released featuring both Jus and Boston rapper Bomshot as hip-hop duo The Devilz Rejects. Jus stated that he had absolutely nothing to do with the album, and that he was not being paid for it. The new verses on the album were most likely old, unreleased recordings from his prior label Omnipotent Records, where Bomshot was also an artist. At some point after the The Devilz Rejects was proven to be a sham, Jus released a mixtape entitled, "Bomshot is a faggot" featuring multiple rare songs and remixes. Jus is currently working on his second album entitled "Meanest Man Alive", which was going to be produced by producer C-Lance, in its entirety, before the falling out of the two. According to the most recent interview with Bostick, the instrumentals on MMA will be composed by Level 13 (other than the single, "180", which had been produced by C-lance). The album was set to be released multiple times in the last few years but never dropped.
2007- 2014: Reunion with Jedi Mind Tricks, future solo album
In 2007 Jus reunited with his former group Jedi Mind Tricks and released their first collaborative track in 5 years, titled "The Rebuilding". In an interview conducted in September 2007 on the Art of Rhyme website, Jus Allah announced that he has rejoined Jedi Mind Tricks. In the interview he states: "I'm back in the group [and] I'm focused on... putting out the next Jedi Mind Tricks album... 'A History of Violence'." In addition, he says that he has rejoined Babygrande and that the entire "All Fates Have Changed" fiasco has been put in the past, and was in large part a misunderstanding .
JMT's new label, Enemy Soil, will be releasing Jus Allah's second solo album, M.M.A. (Meanest Man Alive). However, since Enemy Soil is not promoting the album it's unknown if the record is still going to drop under this label. A promo single was released in 2009 called 'Hell Awaits Promo' featuring Vinnie Paz.
MMA was originally announced to be released November 26th, 2013. However, on November 25th, 2013, Jus Allah tweeted that the album was pushed back yet again for the 8th time, and the release date has yet to be announced. The first single is called '180º'.