In August 2016, Jamaal Curry quit his job at as an academic advisor at his alma mater to pursue entertainment and entrepreneurship full time.
Roughly three and a half months later, he found himself hospitalized with a blood clot in his right lung, part of which died in the process. On top of that, during his hospital stay, he and his wife suffered a miscarriage. He remembers being in the cold, dark hospital room all alone, as his wife had gone home to be with their other children.
After some recovery, in January 2017, he went into the studio and recorded his first song entitled, Firebird. At the time, he had no clue that one song would be the beginning of a full-length LP that would be released a day before his birthday later that year -- and debut #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for his region. And to think, music wasn't even what he thought he'd be doing when he left his job.
"The Firebird Album," is a reflection of his journey from being ‘just a kid from Chicago’ to becoming a man forged at altitude in Colorado. The album is deep and reflective, but also fun and smart. Boss Eagle raps about his spirituality (The Vine, Firebird), fighting for your dreams (Dream), overcoming hardships (Ivan Drago), and also pays homage to the forefathers & mothers of hip hop (Rap Dance). His popular, Hip-Hop-meets-Motown track, Baby, demonstrates Boss Eagle's awareness and appreciation of the singers/artists who paved the way for his genre and music to have a place today.
Since his debut just four short years ago, Jamaal aka Boss Eagle has played several large music festivals and stages, had his music play on radio 100's of times and has had three of his songs appear in two feature films. In addition, he's become a music business coach and mentor, having started his company Business Minded Musicians which serves to help independent artists grow their music business.
There's a sense of pride for his roots and a confident self-awareness about who he is today. Albeit not devoid of humor and charisma — strong character traits of the performer.
An unashamedly clean, undoubtedly relevant, undeniable storyteller. The south of Chicago-born and Colorado-bred artist is carving his path as a bonafide entertainer and entrepreneur.
Boss Eagle has a style that can play well in a variety of settings. Click the button below to contact us about booking Boss Eagle for your next event.
At the Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Hip-Hop on the Hillside w/ Grieves)
At the Levitt Pavilion at Ruby Hill Park (w/ Lyrics Born)
At the Holiday Twin Drive-in Theatre (w/ Write Minded)
Fort Collins, CO
*Debuted #5 - Billboard Heatseekers Chart (Mountain Region)
*Indie 102.3 Featured Album at Twist & Shout Records (March & April 2018)
*Indie 102.3 (formerly Colorado Public Radio) 9 Favorite Songs - "Baby" (Winter 2018)
Mishawaka Amphitheatre - Bellvue, CO
Levitt Pavillion, Denver, CO
Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO
The Armory - Fort Collins, CO
Hodi's Halfnote - Fort Collins, CO
Westword Music Showcase - Denver, CO (2019)
Underground Music Showcase (UMS) - Denver, CO (2018, 2019)
FoCoMX - Fort Collins, CO (2018, 2019) & 2020 as part of Drive & Jive at Holiday Twin Drive-in
Bohemian Nights - Fort Collins, CO (2019)
KCSU 90.5 - Colorado State University Campus Radio. Fort Collins, CO (2017)
Westword Music Awards Nominee (Best Rap Solo) - 2018, 2019
The Scene Magazine Feature for Bohemian Nights Festival (August 2019)
A High School Story (Kingdom Sight Studios) - "Ivan Drago" and "Baby"
SCION (Nerve Pictures) - "We Got It Too" (feat. Emily Coffey)
Boss Eagle's style works well in a variety of settings, from traditional venues, music festivals, college & university shows, city or county events and more. He can run short(er) or long(er) sets, and has a simple, hassle-free set up.
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