JT MakeMoves

JT MakeMoves

Durham, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Durham, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop




"Unsigned Hype: JT MakeMoves"

Tonight we bring you a new artist by the name of JT MakeMoves. A lot of people say that he has a distinct delivery that separates himself from other artists.


Raised in North Carolina, JT MakeMoves, mixes dope lyrics with southern swag. He has went from freestyling with his homies on the block to recording in professional studios.

With a very versatile style, he is able to create music that all can relate to.

Check out his feature on Adolf Slizzy’s track “Slow Leak” below


JT MakeMoves has a lot of dope material online that is available for free stream and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

His mixtape “|A.R.T.| All Real Talk” is now available on Apple Music. Check it out below

https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-r-t-all-real-talk/1455349184 - HipHopsRevival.com


GOOD GAS EP (collab w/ItzDolf) - 5 track EP; available on DSPs and Youtube

  • Sunny
  • Big Facts
  • Can't Wait
  • Back Door
  • Steppas
"Flambe" - Single and Music Video; available on DSPs and Youtube

 (feature/Matt G) - Music Video; available on Youtube

 feat Matt G - Single and Music Video; available on DSPs and Youtube

"Middle Child (JT Mix)" - Music Video; available on Youtube

 - Music Video; available on Youtube

"Count on Me"
 feat CamComeUp - Music Video; available on Youtube

"Hate It"
 (feature w/Treal Love) - Music Video; available on Youtube

"Everyday" (collab w/Lyra Wilder) - Single and Music Video; available on DSPs and Youtube

"Moonlight" (collab w/Lyra Wilder) - Single and Music Video; available on DSPs and Youtube

"Checklist" (feature) - Music Video; available on Youtube

A.R.T |All Real Talk| - 10 track EP; available on DSPs
  • "With Me"
  • "Gone To"
  • "Pit Stop"
  • "Double Cup"
  • "Gotta Get It"
  • "Lighter"
  • "The World Is Yours"
  • "Slow Leak" feat ItzDolf
  • "Let Me" feat ItzDolf & Tijon C
  • "Drugs"
"The World is Yours" - Single and Music Video; available on DSPs and Youtube



JT MakeMoves is a southern hip-hop artist hailing from Durham, North Carolina. He first began releasing music in 2015, but his love for music and performing was showcased long before. His first words were "whoomp, there it is" - lyrics from the popular song released by Tag Team in 1993. In the 3rd grade at the age of 7, he landed the lead role of Santa Clause in his school's play. As an adolescent he was apart of his church's youth choir where he was the lead vocalist for several selections.

As a teenager, writing music over contemporary songs became a frequent hobby. In 2009, during his freshman year in college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, JT was able to record in a professional studio for the first time. These songs were shared on Facebook, to an overwhelmingly positive response and from there his journey into becoming an artist began. After 5 years of honing his artistry he released his debut single "The World is Yours" on Soundcloud, and shortly after booked his first show as a performing artist opening up for Rich the Kid at Club Levels in Charlotte, NC. On December 19, 2015 JT MakeMoves released his debut project "A.R.T - All Real Talk" hosted by DJ B-Eazy on Spinrilla - now available on all digital streaming platforms.

Since his debut project JT has been on a steady grind developing his artistry, releasing content to the masses, and growing his fanbase. The official video for "The World Is Yours" was released on July 1, 2016 via WorldStar Hip-Hop and amassed over 1000 views in the first day. On his Youtube channel he has multiple videos that have amassed over 10,000 organic views each, including the visuals for the songs "Gotta Get", "Coolin", "Slidin", "Grindin", "Middle Child - JT Mix" - an unofficial remix to J. Cole's hit song "Middle Child". He and his childhood friends and frequent collaborators (collectively known as Alston Ave.) - have a running documentary series title "Alston Ave Chronicles", with the third volume of the series having amassed 13,000 views on Youtube and features JT MakeMoves' first visit and performance at SXSW in 2022.

Since SXSW 2022 JT has been focused on not only gaining more exposure but developing as a businessman as well. Since SXSW 2022 JT has performed at over 75+ showcases and festivals including the DAZE Summit in New York, and the Spring Urban Festival in Atlanta. He is a mainstay in the NC independent artist music scene, being a frequent collaborator with platforms such as Carolina Waves, Carolinas Got Now, New Carolina, and No Stress. He has developed personal relationships with big names in his region such as DJ Chuck T and CoCo Filipina, radio host of Hot 97.9 FM based out of Raleigh, NC as well as outside of his region, doing business with the likes of Mr. Too Official from Quality Control and Scott Morris - the creator of the DAZE Summit platform out New York. Recently JT MakeMoves has been heavily engaged with the internet radio station Power 104.4 FM based out of Charlotte, North Carolina - he's on tap to become one of their premiere featured artists for the station's emerging Indie Idol platform and co-hosts their weekly live music review, the Indie Idol Clubhouse every Tuesday from 7p - 9p EST on power104fm.com.

JT MakeMoves is primed and ready for his big break. His latest release "Flambe" has garnered over 8,000 organic views on Youtube. He has landed a feature from burgeoning artist Jooselord out of NC who recently signed a deal with United Masters. He is an ASCAP registered artist and created JT MakeMoves LLC under which he self-publishes his own music. He is currently in the process of uploading his entire catalogue to MediaBase and currently distributes through DistroKid.  JT MakeMoves is a riveting artist that has a distinct delivery that draws many comparisons to well-know and established artists. His style of rap, coupled with a clever dose of wit and meaningful, contemporary lyrics allows him to stand-out and not only grab any listener's attention, but make them a fan. 

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