JPEGMAFIA is a force to be reckoned with. Although he's approachable in person, often with a vape in hand, when Peggy hits the stage or the booth, he's out to destroy any and all malicious forces like the police who shot and killed Freddie Gray on April 12, 2015. His experimental hip-hop is inspired by such fateful events as well as his well-traveled past in the military.
In The FADER's doc Right Here Is Home, JPEGMAFIA revisits one of the first places he connected with a creative community, The Bell Foundry in Baltimore, and explains how the city's collective fight against police brutality helped foster his early forays into music. He then gets into how there really wasn't a backup plan after music, despite his journalism degree. And to show the electric energy in his live shows, the doc ends with a sold out show at Baltimore's Metro Gallery featuring himself as the DJ. Watch the full documentary above.