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Tulsa, Oklahoma native, Jarvis Shaffer, has been in the game for a while and now at the age of 23, he's on the verge of achieving his place in the R&B world. In 2004, shortly after Jarvis and his family relocated to Atlanta, he was introduced to music mogul Jermaine Dupri, founder of So So Def Recordings. Instantly recognizing the young singer’s star potential, JD added Jarvis to his roster which then led to the singer’s first single “Radio.” The mid-tempo charmer climbed into Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-
Jarvis learned to trust and rely on the most powerful resources he had—his family, friends and inner circle. Their encouragement led Jarvis to the next chapter in his career, landing him at the doors of the Atlanta based label, Disturbing Tha Peace Records, and a meeting with DTP CEO, Chaka Zulu. Impressed with the young crooner’s talent, Chaka made Jarvis two offers. The first was to have the label’s co-founder and flagship artist, three time Grammy Award winner, Ludacris, appear on Jarvis’ second single “Pretty Girl.” The second was an offer to join DTP’s roster. Though the partnership didn’t yield any other releases following “Pretty Girl,” the experience did prove to be an important step along the way to Jarvis’ future.
Armed with the knowledge of the inner workings of the music business, Jarvis was poised and ready to step into his destiny. “I knew all along that it wasn’t my talent that was holding me back from being one of the biggest artists in the game,” he explains. “I just had to get with the best team.”
After inking a deal with Capitol Music Group in 2013, Jarvis worked with some of the biggest names in urban music. In September, he independently released his mixtape entitled Heartache, featuring collabos with DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Scrappy. The mixtape, inspired by Jarvis’ lifelong passion for music, spun off the lead single “Make a Little Room,” which stirred up major radio buzz at R&B stations across the nation. And now branding his new sound called “Trap&
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