Widely known as J.L. aka Jesse Kolb, was born and raised in Mannheim, Germany. Jesse was a child that inspired many with his gift of written poetry and the spoken word. As a child Jesse struggled with writing, however his teachers allowed him to write poems in replace of essays and turn them in. His teachers being impressed with his poems, would then hang them around the classroom for the students to read. It wasn’t until the age of 18 that Jesse was taken under the wing of Producer Ron Pearson who taught him how to rap.