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Born Derrick D. Jones; Beadz is the 2nd of four children. Growing up in a single-family home in the heart of Chicago forced Beadz to mature fast and he quickly learned the art of hustling. Surrounded by hustlers and drug dealers Beadz saw first hand what the streets had to offer, but in 1996 after the brutal murder of his beloved uncle he knew he had to focus his energy elsewhere. Beadz who always had a love for music now began to devote hours on end to developing his craft.
Under the tutelage of his older cousin he was able to discover who he was as an artist. As Beadz grew so did his skills. He drew from influences such as 2pac, Twista, Do or Die, Crucial Conflict Notorious B.I.G. and later Lil Wayne to develop a style all his own. Beadz quickly became an artist hard to place in any rap style category. His unique adaptable flow made him standout amongst fellow rappers and made him a fan favorite. His ability to not only knock out awe-inspiring verses but also create catchy choruses made him the total package. This was made evident when he was picked as a finalist out of over 2000 contestants in Clear Channels Chicago Idol. Since then Beadz has appeared in over 200 events throughout Chicago, guest appeared on both WGCI and Power 92.3, appeared in the Source, Hip Hop weekly, Atlantas Hood Magazine, Ozone magazine and even magazines as far away as Germany. Beadz has worked his way to become one of the most sought after performers in Chicago and has truly earned his title as the Face of Chicago.
Discography
2005: 2sides to a story2006: Respects the bottom Line 12007: Respects the bottom Line 22008: Respects the bottom Line 2.52009: Respects the bottom Line 32011: America’s Worst nightmare
Magazine
October 2007- Hood MagazineDecember 2007 - Hood.Net Magazine (German Magazine)February 2008 - Ozone Magazine (All Star weekend edition)February 2008 - TJDJ Taste MakersMarch 2008 - Hip Hop Weekly (Unsigned Hype)April 2008 - Source Magazine (Unsigned Hype)October 2009- Makin It Happen Mag (ATL)November 2010 - Sur MagazineDecember 2010 - Get’cha Buzz upDecember 2010 - IStandardFebruary 2011 - Ford EntertainmentFebruary 2011 - Ozone Magazine (All Star weekend edition)
Awards
DJ Bamn Chicago awards - Street Banger of the year 2007 (DBoy)Rappers ball awards - Best Male Artist 2009UG Music awards - Male Artist of the year 2009Rappers ball awards - Beast Male Performer 2010ChiTown Rapstar Award - Best Male artist 2010DJ Shaun T Awards - Best Under Ground Male Artist 2009

Follow Beadz on twitter today @Beadz1st

Born Derrick D. Jones; Beadz is the 2nd of four children. Growing up in a single-family home in the heart of Chicago forced Beadz to mature fast and he quickly learned the art of hustling. Surrounded by hustlers and drug dealers Beadz saw first hand what the streets had to offer, but in 1996 after the brutal murder of his beloved uncle he knew he had to focus his energy elsewhere. Beadz who always had a love for music now began to devote hours on end to developing his craft.

Under the tutelage of his older cousin he was able to discover who he was as an artist. As Beadz grew so did his skills. He drew from influences such as 2pac, Twista, Do or Die, Crucial Conflict Notorious B.I.G. and later Lil Wayne to develop a style all his own. Beadz quickly became an artist hard to place in any rap style category. His unique adaptable flow made him standout amongst fellow rappers and made him a fan favorite. His ability to not only knock out awe-inspiring verses but also create catchy choruses made him the total package. This was made evident when he was picked as a finalist out of over 2000 contestants in Clear Channels Chicago Idol. Since then Beadz has appeared in over 200 events throughout Chicago, guest appeared on both WGCI and Power 92.3, appeared in the Source, Hip Hop weekly, Atlantas Hood Magazine, Ozone magazine and even magazines as far away as Germany. Beadz has worked his way to become one of the most sought after performers in Chicago and has truly earned his title as the Face of Chicago.

Discography

2005: 2sides to a story
2006: Respects the bottom Line 1
2007: Respects the bottom Line 2
2008: Respects the bottom Line 2.5
2009: Respects the bottom Line 3
2011: America’s Worst nightmare

Magazine

October 2007- Hood Magazine
December 2007 - Hood.Net Magazine (German Magazine)
February 2008 - Ozone Magazine (All Star weekend edition)
February 2008 - TJDJ Taste Makers
March 2008 - Hip Hop Weekly (Unsigned Hype)
April 2008 - Source Magazine (Unsigned Hype)
October 2009- Makin It Happen Mag (ATL)
November 2010 - Sur Magazine
December 2010 - Get’cha Buzz up
December 2010 - IStandard
February 2011 - Ford Entertainment
February 2011 - Ozone Magazine (All Star weekend edition)

Awards

DJ Bamn Chicago awards - Street Banger of the year 2007 (DBoy)
Rappers ball awards - Best Male Artist 2009
UG Music awards - Male Artist of the year 2009
Rappers ball awards - Beast Male Performer 2010
ChiTown Rapstar Award - Best Male artist 2010
DJ Shaun T Awards - Best Under Ground Male Artist 2009