An impulsive purchase of a cheap microphone at the age of 16 literally changed the life of Garland native Justin Mohrle. With no musical training or background, this now 24-year old started writing songs, and recording them with that same cheap microphone.
Not confident enough to sing, he opted to rap instead. Something clicked. Before long, he was spending 4-5 hours per day, in his parents’ garage, writing and recording.
A few years later, his first official gig at a coffee shop left him nervous and doubting his talent, but determined to do it again. Word, too, was spreading among the tight-knit circles of Dallas’ hip hop scene; there was a new kid on the block and he was crazy talented. They invited him into the circle and became mentors. Things began to happen. Meetings, collaborations…and a few years later, a sold-out show at the Granada Theater in Dallas.
Dallas hip hop legend The DOC heard Justus, and knowing he’d found a rare talent, made a point to get one of Justus’ recording to the hip hop mega mogul -- Dr. Dre.
The last 12 months have been a whirlwind: a request from Dr. Dre to move to Los Angeles; multiple writing and performing credits on Dr. Dre’s chart topping ‘Compton- A Soundtrack”; red carpets, parties, all-night recording sessions, and a reputation throughout as being courteous, appreciative, professional, and soulful.
Media outlets like the LA Times, Rolling Stone, and D Magazine have already covered his continued rise to stardom, but with an album in the works, and a growing buzz, the spotlight is on Justus and by virtue, the entire Dallas hip hop scene.
At Cadillac, we celebrate those whose passion and vision have reshaped our city, our lives and our culture.