Atlanta Made: Pi’erre Bourne’s Rise to Popularity


Cate Shaughnessy

Get Your Tickets: Pi’erre Bourne comes to the Tabernacle on September 21st for his Good Movie World Tour.

“Yo Pi’erre, you wanna come out here?” is arguably one of the most recognizable phrases to Genz-ers. Pi’erre Bourne is a well-sought-after producer, rapper, and sound engineer who rose to fame after Playboi Carti’s 2017 hit ‘Magnolia’ featured his world-famous tag. After several years in the spotlight, Bourne has worked his way from a small-town boy to a luminary. Everyone loves a good success story, and he is no short of that.

Born as Jordan Jenks in Fort Riley, Kansas, the upcoming star spent most of his childhood in “the City That Never Sleeps,” New York City. From a young age, Bourne was inspired by the hip-hop music of his youth and the work of his uncle, Dwight, a rapper, and graphic designer. He first created beats on his uncle Dwight’s computer in elementary school. After dropping out of graphic design school, Bourne moved to the bustling city of Atlanta to study sound engineering. While pursuing his education, he decided to create his own beats rather than relying on premade samples. Now, he is worth 7-figures and regularly collaborates with artists such as Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage.

The 28-year-old recently announced his most significant global tour “Good Movie,” where he is slated to perform in 20 states and 16 countries. On September 21st, he will go down to the Tabernacle to show the A some love. As students from a city with a rich music scene, several Dubs will be in attendance on that (school) night. One, in particular, junior Sam Tuck, discovered Bourne in 2019 after his album “The Life of Pi’erre 4” dropped. “I found him on Twitter and I was like wait; the Carti guy raps?” said Tuck. “My favorite song of his is Guillotine, I really hope he plays it at the concert.”

Of course, his fame would not be a reality without his iconic tag, dubbed from The Jamie Foxx Show, and his love of the color purple, which is mentioned frequently in his lyrics. Even if you despise hip-hop/rap music, there is a chance you have heard something produced by him. With many talented musicians on the rise at North Atlanta, we may be walking amongst the next Pi’erre Bourne. Take this story as a sign to never give up on your dreams- you never know where they might take you.