Author J. Wrice Sr. is one of the founding members of the legendary music organization the ILL–STATE ASSASSINS and a member of the Grammy Nominated group Tha Chamba from Chicago. He wrote his first book “Ill 4 Life! Our Time, My Story” in 2016 and self-publish the book in 2017. It became a must have in your archive of Chicago hip-hop music history and put him in another light other than just a recording artist. Remembering the days of being homeless and not knowing where his next meal will come from J. Wrice Sr. stayed strong on the journey he was placed on. Even though his book is based on true events that happened doing the 1980’s and 1990’s, he doesn’t condone his negative behavior doing this time in his life but want future generations to learn from it and inspire to do better.
Since his first book debut he now has more books under his belt with many more to come, he’s also a big advocate of staying focus and don’t let anything or anyone hinder what you are put on this earth to do. “A person should only surrender oneself to the temptation of purposes that will leave their print on the world long after their demise.”