First Class is a hip hop group composed of rapper Ace Gifted, Jo Biggs and producer Justin “JUST” Lindsay. The group was formed in late 2009 after the three collaborated on a mixtape(“Popular Demand”).
In 1998, Ace Gifted (A.J. Everett) and Jo Biggs (Jovar Bell) met in 7th grade at William S. Hackett Middle School in Albany,NY. When they entered Albany High School Biggs was already a part of a rap group which Ace would later join. Members of the group changed over time but the two remained. All members would eventually go solo in 2005. In mid 2006 Ace joined Kloq:worK Ent.(a montage of the most talented local artists,producers and engineers). Biggs would also join Kloq:worK Ent. in late 2006. At this time Justin “Just” Lindsay was the head of Kloq:worK Ent. This is where the three would first work together.
Together the three form First Class and aim to put Upstate New York into the eyes and ears of the mainstream media. First Class fits well into the main stream hip hop scene as they pave their own way. Their versatility allows them to make radio-friendly music while maintaining their status among today’s top lyricists.
In 2010, First Class signed with 1 Luv Music Group, they are currently working on their debut album (untitled) with their first single “Dont Blame Me”. DJ Iroc (Official DJ for Alicia Keys) stated, “…these boys got it! As far as I’m concerned I would put them up there with J. Cole, Jay Electronica and Drake!” Album scheduled to be released early 2011.
heres new music from the group, called “PUSH“. This is certified heat! It’s already made its way into our rotation, soon to become a favorite of yours.
Shout out to the homie DJ Show for putting me on.