- 04:21 PM, May 24
Jupiter Rising were formed by Spencer Nezey and 80.Bug in early 2000. Spencer was influenced by hip-hop/reggae music genre, while 80.Bug came from gospel roots. Despite their difference, the two musicians decided to make music together under the same group, which was named after solar system's biggest planet.
With their unique talents; Spencer's ability of beat-boxing and 80.Bug's vocal edge that few of her peers could match, Jupiter Rising soon grabbed the attention of Chime Records impresario/producer Marc Tanner, who was known for his work with the likes of Madonna and Shawn Colvin. After being signed to the label, they worked on their self-titled debut album and released it in September 2006.