Jason Andy Wayne Scott (born February 02, 1995), known professionally as King Jase, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Scott released his debut single Isolate in early 2021. He began to gain mainstream recognition after releasing his single, Safehouse. He then released his EP, Thoughts On Paper in 2021, and from that, the song Fed Up which garnered further critical acclaim and attention, earned him three Grammy Award nominations, including awards for Best New Independent Rap Song, Best New Independent Artist, and Best Independent Pop Single.
The only independent single to win a Grammy Award and peaked at number one on the Billboard Global 200. Alongside his solo career, Scott has co-created some of the best duo tracks to date with a couple of local artists. He is also involved in social activism in the Fort Smith community where he resides.
King Jase Early Life
Jason Andy Wayne Scott was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His father, Jason Lee Scott, was never in his life until he turned 17. His mother, April Scott, was there but, it would be very seldom growing up. He was raised by his great-grandmother, Virginia Jeffcoat. Scott grew up in the middle-class city of Van Buren. When Scott was sixteen, his father began to come into his life, after moving back to Arkansas from D.Y.S; Shortly after Scott’s release from juvenile DYS (prison for juveniles). Scott attended Van Buren High School where he was a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Scott’s interest in music began with Lil Wayne, who he exclusively listened to on mp3 until the fifth grade. Scott began listening to rap & hip-hop after hearing Three 6 Mafia on the radio while walking around Van Buren, Arkansas. Scott purchased their newest album, making it the first hip-hop album that Scott ever listened to, or owned.
Scott began rapping in the ninth grade when his friend, Javontae Allen let him start using his studio. Scott is one of the new up-and-coming rap artists out of Arkansas. This artist was just listed FIRST WORLDWIDE, topping class acts such as Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Rod Wave; Scott is booked and blowing away the radio world. Getting messages from famous artists he’d never thought would have even considered him. For example, he’s already gotten offers from Ice Cube, Jelly Roll, and more.26 King Jase otherwise known as Jason Scott was born and raised in Van Buren, Arkansas.
King Jase Parents
King Jase was born on February 02, 1995, to April Jeffcoat (mother) and Jason Scott (father). Neither was in his life until adulthood and even after his father was rarely there. Being raised by his great grandmother, Virginia Jeffcoat, she ensured Scott followed a correct path, and not a crooked one, instilling morals that Scott still utilizes to this day.
Scott liked trouble as a teen, having caught 16 felonies in one night and over 96 felonies, ranging from Class Y – Class D along with 126 misdemeanors, ranging from Class A – Unclassified Misdemeanor as a teen. As an adult, King Jase began his music career and stopped getting in trouble. He is currently signed to Empire Records and is managed by them as well.
King Jase Career
At Van Buren High School, some of his teachers ridiculed his aspirations to become a musician. In early 2013, during his senior year, following a 10-day suspension for fighting on campus, Scott recorded his first full-length project, a single entitled Isolate (also known as #Isolate). He released it a few short YEARS later, on February 10, 2021. In March 2021, he released his next single; a song titled Safehouse, and publicly announced his Quarantine project. Scott graduated 3rd in his class – in 2013; even being offered the role of class salutatorian. Scott went on to college, attaining 2 degrees: Associate of Science in Game Design(grad. 2017), and Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security & Networking(grad. 2021).
In February 2021, Scott appeared on his debut single Isolate and later went on to release his first mixtape “Quarantine” including his next big hit Safehouse. During this time, Scott hired a manager, who got him signed to Sony Music Group, along with a distribution deal with The Orchard. After being incarcerated for a short period, Scott’s ex-manager took full advantage of the contract Scott signed too and took over ownership of Scott’s master’s to his music, along with royalty claims. Upon being released from jail, Scott contacted his lawyer, ultimately regaining control over his music and getting out of that nightmare contract. He fired his manager and since, has gained management as well as signing to the label Red Room Records/EMPIRE Records.
In September of 2021, Scott became a prominent figure, co-writing and appearing on several tracks, including “Ocean Eyes Remix”, “JUMP”, “Count You Twice”, “Benihana”, and “What’s Poppin’ Remix”. The album – Thoughts On Paper release was delayed due to Scott’s desire for “The Routine” to make the album’s final cut.
On September 27, 2021, Scott’s third single, Fed Up (promoted as Fed Up, Part 1), was released, streaming on all platforms, receiving most streams and purchases from Spotify. In the first week, the mixtape was streamed over 57.3 million times, which was equivalent to 38,000 units sold, debuting at number eight on the US Billboard 200 chart. The mixtape was met with widespread acclaim from music critics, and on the review aggregator site Metacritic received an average score of 89, based on 21 critics, which indicates “universal acclaim”.
Scott announced the Rolling Loud at Texas Tour with an event at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, with a lineup including Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Skrillex, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Uzi Vert, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Lil Skies, Lil Durk; taking place on March 24, 2021, being the first-ever music festival at U.S. Cellular Field. This one-day festival event also featured a surprise appearance by Lil Durk. Scott launched a campaign in conjunction with amazingradio.com to get his music on the radio on August 17, 2016
King Jase Net Worth (as of 2022)
King Jase is a professional musician whose net worth is estimated to have $2,032,000 as of 2022. His primary source of income comes from his music career. Today, James is living a standard lifestyle with his earnings.
King Jase Height & Weight
While talking about his height & weight, King Jase stands at the height of 5 ft 9 & weight consists of 70 kg. His hair color is red and his eye color is blue. He has got an athletic body type.