Guests: Episodes with Jelly Roll

Jason Bradley DeFord, known professionally as Jelly Roll, is an American singer/songwriter celebrated for his versatility across multiple genres. Born on December 4, 1984, Jelly Roll found initial inspiration from hip-hop legends like Three 6 Mafia and UGK. His early days were marked by selling mixtapes from his car, starting with ‘The Plain Shmear Tape’ in 2003. He gained recognition with “Pop Another Pill”, a collaboration with Memphis rapper Lil Wyte, accumulating 6.3 million YouTube views. This track paved the way for the album ‘Year Round’ by hip-hop group SNO, with Jelly Roll as a notable member. His discography includes mixtapes and albums with artists like Lil Wyte and Tech N9ne.

His 2013 mixtape, ‘Whiskey, Weed, & Women’, ran into controversy with its initial name, ‘Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House’, prompting a name change due to legal threats from the restaurant chain. 2021 saw Jelly Roll debuting at the Grand Ole Opry, and by 2022 he was sharing the stage with country artist Craig Morgan performing “Almost Home”. That same year, he topped rock radio charts with “Dead Man Walking”, and by 2023 his track “Son of a Sinner” peaked country radio charts and made a notable presence on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. February 2023 saw him making history on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.

In late 2022, he delivered a memorable performance to a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena alongside renowned artists like Chris Young and Tech N9ne. Plans for 2023 include a 44-city tour, the ‘Backroad Baptism Tour’. Jelly Roll’s accolades at the 2023 CMT Music Awards include Male Video of the Year, Male Breakthrough Video of the Year, and Digital-First Performance of the Year for “Son of a Sinner”. The year also witnessed the release of his album ‘Whitsitt Chapel’, highlighted by the single “Need a Favor”.

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    Joe Rogan Experience #1987 – Jelly Roll

    Jelly Roll is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. Look for his Hulu documentary, "Jelly Roll: Save Me," on May 30, and his new album, "Whitsitt Chapel," on June 2.

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