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Meet the Band: J Butts

Hometown Severn

Members Jamal Butler

Founded Signed to ASAP Music Group, a Baltimore-based label, last year

Style hip-hop

Influenced by Jay-Z

Notable J Butts, who last year received a write-up in the national magazine Hip Hop Weekly, is 16 and raps about teen life sans profanity. His exuberant family-friendly approach recalls early Bow Wow. He's working on his debut album.

Quotable "I'm a humble dude with a lot of style and a lot of swag," he says. "I send messages in my music for people to be great because I believe that I'm great."

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