11 Artists You Should Know In 2011

- By Bossip Staff

JarvisDJ Khaled’s handpicked crooner

It takes a combination of several factors to make a star. Talent and charisma, while being the most important of these factors, won’t get you to superstardom without drive, a strong support system and the right timing. For Tulsa, Oklahoma native Jarvis Shaffer, those factors have been coming together for years. And now, at the age of 21, and as the first R&B artist signed to DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music imprint, Jarvis, as he is simply known to his fans, is on the verge of superstardom.

With the guidance and support of his new team, Jarvis is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut album Cardiology, due out in 2010. And in an era when many of his peers are strictly concerned with superstar looks and “swag,” Jarvis is out to make an impression on the world through great music. Gifted with a voice rich and controlled beyond his years, Jarvis is working with some of the biggest names in urban music – including The Runners, Adonis Shopshire, Dre & Vidal, Rock City, and Tha Bizness, to name a few – to craft the new R&B classics: incorporating all that this generation has been exposed to culturally and musically, while honoring the greats who paved the way. “I want to create a legacy, become a great entertainer and be known as a great person,” Jarvis says. “I strive to become legendary, not just for my talent, but for what I’ve given back.”

Jarvis – “Leavin’ U Alone”


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