Mitchell James

Mitchell was born and raised in Fresno, CA. Following high school, Mitchell spent his early 20s in the Navy to pay for college. Mitchell spent over 6 years with Uncle Sam before leaving the military and moving to Colorado. Mitchell began crafting his skills as an MC in middle school where he learned to freestyle. Mitchell quickly developed his songwriting abilities with inspiration from his earliest influences like Digable Planets, Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill, and DMX. In high school, Mitchell was heavily inspired by the rising stars of his generation like Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa. In the next half-decade he worked, saved money, and gained valuable life perspective that would eventually influence the music he would make and his worldview. In the few months before leaving the Navy, Mitchell fully immersed himself in his art and career as an MC. He released 4 EPs in 3 months, including the release of his track, “Silver Linings”, which was boosted with the release of a video shot on location in Sicily and Ireland. Upon leaving the Navy Mitchell moved to Fort Collins, CO in 2019. Upon arriving in the Front Range, Mitchell became an exciting voice in the emerging Northern Colorado scene. Mitchell has opened for multiple acts to include Young Ma, The Grouch, Murs, Fashawn, Planet Asia, Mickey Avalon, and Caskey. In 2019, Mitchell headlined the Aggie Theatre three times with fellow Colorado artist Anville, and continues to build momentum nationwide. Mitchell’s continues to maintain momentum while working to spread his music and message to the world. Mitchell’s passion and motivation for hip hop is driven by his goal to show kids who were once lost like him that anything in this world is possible if you put your head down and keep moving forward towards the things that you want. Mitchell has been working tirelessly to expose the rest of country and world to the unique sound and style of hip hop from the Front Range. Mitchell’s musical releases are consistently pushing his boundaries as an artist by exhibiting different styles to include boom bap, alternative hip hop, conscious rap, lo-fi, and ample basketball references. Mitchell is also a foundational member of the Groundwaves mentorship program, where he recently appeared on the inaugural compilation album for the program.