MEMPHIS, TN. (THECOUNT) – Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB, AKA, James Baker, was taken into custody in Shelby County on Wednesday, according to officials.
Baker, 22, was arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest earlier this month on charges of possession of drugs & drug paraphernalia, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and for theft of property.
He was previously arrested for possession of drugs with intent to sell, evading arrest and theft. He served time for those charges.
The rapper had his first major hit last year with “Shoot,” and the viral dance that went along with it. He’s also known in the national rap scene for the song “Look Alive” with superstar Drake that made it into the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reports wmcactionnews5.
He’s currently scheduled to perform as part of the Beale Street Music Festival in a few months.
Geo quick facts: Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music – wikipedia.