A Nashville rapper, born in 1986 as Jason DeFord, has released albums and mixtapes with Struggle Jennings, Haystak, and Lil Wyte. He often mentions Antioch in his rhymes as this is where the 6'1" 350 pound man grew up. He is a self proclaimed white trash former drug dealer and active alcoholic.
He began rapping around 2004 and has worked with multiple labels including Three 6 Mafia’s Hypnotize Minds. In early 2020 his label, War Dog, has signed a distribution deal with It Goes Up Entertainment, a subsidiary of Strange Music. Throughout the entirety of this contractual period, Jelly Roll’s physical album releases, tours, and merchandise will be handled by Strange Music.
Jelly is also known for a YouTube video of him freestyling for 10 mins.