Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks(born October 22, 1989), known professionally asJPEGMafia(stylized asJPEGMAFIA), is an American rapper and record producer from Baltimore, Maryland. His 2018 albumVeteran, released through Deathbomb Arc, received widespread critical acclaim and was featured on many year-end lists. It was followed byAll My Heroes Are Cornballs, released on September 13, 2019, to further critical acclaim.
Hendricks was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Jamaican parents. He spent the majority of his childhood in Flatbush, before moving to Alabama at age 13, where he says he experienced a significant amount of racism which later had a great effect on his music. Hendricks moved to Louisiana and enlisted in the United States Air Force at age 18. He served a tour of duty in Iraq and spent some formative years in Kuwait, Germany, Japan, and North Africa, before being honorably discharged. Hendricks has a master's degree in journalism from Louisiana Tech University.