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Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks (born October 22, 1989), better known by his pseudonym JPEGMAFIA is an American rapper and producer based in Baltimore, Maryland. His 2018 album Veteran, released through Deathbomb Arc, received praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Needle Drop, and The Fader, among others.
Early life and education
Hendricks was born in Hempstead, New York to Jamaican parents, then lived in Queens and was raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. He moved to Alabama at age 13 and later to Louisiana upon joining the Air Force. For a four-year stint, he served a tour duty in Iraq and spent some formative years in Japan and Germany. He was honorably discharged, and settled in the city of Baltimore in 2015. He has a Masters Degree in Journalism.
During his military stay in Japan he formed a group called Ghostpop, where he gained local buzz in Tokyo, before returning to the U.S. In 2015 he moved to Baltimore where he started developing music under the JPEGMAFIA name.
Hendricks currently lives in Los Angeles, California.