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Jean Dawson is a leader amongst a newly-born generation of kids straddling multiple cultures and worlds, operating comfortably within their own skin. His music serves as a score for the life-and-times of kids like him (us). His one-of-a-kind sound and impact on the current music landscape have caught the attention of notable artists such as SZA, Miguel, and A$AP Rocky, all of whom have worked in the studio with Jean recently. Through his first two projects, Pixel Bath and Bad Sports, Jean has amassed millions of streams and garnered large critical acclaim by NPR, i-D, The Fader, Paper Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, NME, MTV News, Remezcla, Hypebeast, Essence, Nylon and many more.
26-year-old Jean Dawson is equal parts musician and visual artist. Half Mexican and half Black, he was raised in Tijuana and San Diego near the border. His love for music was ignited during his daily five hour treks across the Mexican / American border to attend school in the US. He came up listening to the rock and rap that his multicultural parents loved, as well as the Latin sounds that surrounded him. Raised by a single working class Mexican mother, he leaned into art and began challenging notions of hyper-masculinity that line Mexican and Black cultures. To this day, his art continues to be rooted in these values and his extraordinary life journey.
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