Born on December 17, 1994 in Hoffman Estates, Rapper OnlyJame aka Darnell Barrett was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Influenced by various artist such as Usher, Kanye West, and Biggie Smalls, as a young boy he would perform for his family at holiday events. He was inspired to start his young music career by the name of Nellougze his freshman year in high school. Barrrett Graduated and continued on to Columbia College in Chicago. Where he met his roomates who started calling him by his middle name James, he stayed with it. Making him also change his music name to OnlyJame. With the help of his team, Paperboy Music, Jame creates raw music with various styles of hip hop and rap.