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Journalist (Born Rafiek George, 24) is an underground hip hop rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He gives much of the credit for his success to his mother who worked hard to raise 5 other family members. After graduating he went out to get a recording contract. Supporting himself as a public speaker, youth counselor, and taking parts in talent shows, Journalist eventually earned himself his first paycheck after triumphing in a talent search held at New Jersey’s Stardust ballroom two years after graduating. In 1999 Journalist auditioned for a Universal Records contract with Julius Erving, Jr. as his manager. Later disambanding the record label after no success. Journalist has made appearances with Canibus on the album 2000 B.C., in the songs “Life Liquid”, and “Die slow”, and releasing various mixtapes, Before eventually releasing his debut album “Scribes of Life” on the Motown record label in 2002. Scribes of Life includes guest appearances such as Backbone, Floetry, M.O.P, and Sleepy Brown with production from DJ Jazzy Jeff, and others.

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  • Wolfdogg1

    He did do another album but it wasn't produced by J Erving or Dj Jazzy Jeff. It was a little sloppy and the beats were kind of weak. But, Scribes for life will always stay in my library. Journ also is featured on a song called "The Ultimatum" by Army of the Pharaohs. Dope ass jam.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • son-of-hiphop

    too bad this huge talent isn't doing anything more ,what a waste :(

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • twelfth_stroke

    I guess this guy isn't going to release anything else ever again?

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Kanayda

    yeah? no new stuff?

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Arleetle

    Love this album each time I hear it.

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
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    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Wolfdogg1

    One of the most sharpist albums at the time. One of my favorite albums period!

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Praverb

    yeah Journ still spitting...

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Demise-

    damn what the hell happened to journ. scribes of life was nice

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
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    8 Dec 2008 Reply
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