AFIZHU'S BIO

Jamaal ‘AFIZHU’ Wells may rep the Poconos, or in his words ‘570 UT OH,’ but his life has been far from a vacation. After losing three of his best friends to gun violence before hitting puberty, AFIZHU learned early on to pour his anguish into poetry. Growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey, he remembers watching his mother sing in the choir and his grandfather lead a gospel group ‘The Rugged Cross Singers.’ Though those influences were strong, the call of the streets was too loud for him to avoid. By the age of 18, he was committing everything from petty theft to assault and eventually got slapped with multiple DUIs, which resulted in a five-year jail sentence...

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AFIZHU'S BIO