Philly musician, Koncreat, was born Jamar Jones on March 14, 1991, in North Philadelphia and raised in West Philadelphia, he formed a short-lived group with neighborhood friends Source Waveron and Murda Meen named, Critical Bars in 2009. The trio released a mixtape: Critical Condition in February 2011, which soon led to their break-up. Following the short-lived group, Koncreat embarked on a solo career.
Koncreat became musically inspired at the of 7, where his early rhymes began. Born into poverty, he used rhyming to escape his day to day reality. With the abrupt disappearance of his mother, Koncreat was forced to relocate to his father’s home in West Philadelphia. After the sudden change he lost his passion for rhymes, but soon after became musically inclined by playing the violin at age 12. This opened a gateway for Koncreat to soon begin creating his own pieces of music.
Fully inspired and influenced by Hip-Hop artists such as Jadakiss, Styles P, and Cassidy, Koncreat wanted to take his writing to another level, record and promote. With no studio to record his inspired thoughts, he used his earned money to buy cheap microphones from his local discount store. With an acquired computer from a close friend, Koncreat began to record on his computer’s built-in software. This soon led Koncreat to craft his own productions and excel in his abilities.
Now a full-fledged artist, producer, and engineer Koncreat has worked with many local and non-local talent.
The Philly native starts off 2021 with his first release in 5 years, the self-produced single, “On My Mind.”
“This track speaks about past insecurities I’ve had in the past and how it made me with newer confidence today,” Koncreat says.
“On My Mind” also speaks of social injustices and how the black community should do more to achieve what they deserve.
“On My Mind” is set to drop in early January 2021 on all digital music platforms.