About JD

Born in Chicago,Illinois, J.D.Walker Chicago is a true underground Pioneer and Trendsetter. J.D.Walker exploded on the Chicago underground scene in 1988-89 through gong shows and other underground shows. He managed to independently produce, promote, and sell many tapes and CDs before emerging throughout the Chicago-Indiana scene via radio.

J.D Walker began recording and independently producing his own music in 1988 and at the same time, started making his way through Chicago’s underground shows. His big break came in 1994 with the release of the single “Slippin Away” which received radio play throughout the city from stations like “rap radio” 950-AM. That led to the release of the full-length album The “Career” Criminal the following year. Due to legal issues, the album was pulled from shelves shortly after release and has since become one of Chicago’s coveted releases to own; a true holy grail amongst hip-hop collectors with copies going for upwards of hundreds of dollars on eBay and other sites. His next release, the Bogis Bangin EP, followed in 1997 and included the hit “Makadocious”.