Jason DeFord, better known by his stage name Jelly Roll, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter who was born on December 4, 1986. He has worked with Lil Wyte, Struggle Jennings, Tech N9ne, and Ryan Upchurch, among others. With Southern rap beats and soulful, bluesy vocal performances, he addresses topics of addiction, pain, and the struggle to reach brighter days. Let us honor him on this important day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jason DeFord


Jelly Roll

Birth date:

December 4, 1986



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$4 million

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Jason DeFord, who was born on December 4, 1986, grew up in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. His 2010 collaboration with Memphis rapper Lil Wyte, ‘Pop Another Pill,’ has over 6.3 million YouTube views. This song spawned the hip-hop group S.N.O.’s album “Year Round,” which was released in April 2011 by the Hypnotize Minds label and produced by D.J. Paul and Juicy J. S.N.O.’s song ‘Come Here White Girl’ was picked by “XXL” magazine as one of ‘The 10 Most Memorable White Rapper Collaborations.’

He produced several mixtapes, including the “Gamblin’” on a “Whiteboy” and “Therapeutic Music series.” On October 26, 2012, his self-published debut solo studio album, “The Big Sal Story” was released. As a member of the S.N.O. group, he collaborated on albums with the likes of Haystak, Lil Wyte, Struggle Jennings, and B.P.Z.

Career timeline


He received the nickname 'Jelly Roll' as a child, due to being heavy weight-wise.

He Collaborates with Rapper Lil Wyte

His collaboration with Memphis rapper Lil Wyte, "Pop Another Pill," gets over 6.3 million YouTube views.

He Releases an Album

S.N.O.'s debut album “Year Round” by American rappers Lil Wyte, Jelly Roll, and BPZ is released.

He is Recognized by "XXL"

S.N.O.'s song ‘Come Here White Girl’ is picked by “XXL” magazine as one of "The 10 Most Memorable White Rapper Collaborations."

He Makes His Solo Debut

His self-published debut solo studio album “The Big Sal Story” is released.


His album 'Self Medicated' covered multiple genres, and included the song 'Save Me' which he led vocally, instead of rapping.

Why We Love JellyRoll

  1. He is charitable

    In 2020, he participated in the N.F.L. charity golf classic. This was to help people to transform their lives positively.

  2. He is talented

    His rap skills are amazing. He is extremely talented and has been entertaining people for years!

  3. His personality is amazing

    He's sweet and kind to everyone he meets. He's also fantastic with fans and is always joking around and eager to interact with them.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He was almost sued

    His mixtape originally called “Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House” caused issues as a restaurant threatened legal action for using their name and logo.

  2. He is married

    Bunnie DeFord, alias Bunnie XO, is Jelly Roll's wife.

  3. He has a biblical face tattoo

    Jelly Roll has got the biblical verse John 15:13 tattooed on the side of his face.

  4. He still dines at Waffle House

    Despite getting served a cease and desist letter he still couldn't stay away from the restaurant and goes there often to be served his favorite meal.

  5. He struggled with addiction

    Jelly Roll was in and out of jail a couple of times in his youth and even experimented with drugs at the time; however, he has now turned a new leaf.

JellyRoll FAQs

What does Jelly Roll’s wife do?

Bunnie Xo, alias Bunnie DeFord, has been working in the entertainment sector for a long time. Dumb Blonde Productions is her company, and she’s also a podcast host, model, and YouTube sensation.

For how long has Jelly Roll been married?

He and his wife Bunnie Deford have been married for 7 years, having tied the knot in 2016.

What is Jelly Roll’s net worth?

It is approximately five million dollars.

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