Jordan Howard, aka "Livefromthecity", is an American performer, songwriter, and producer from Pittsburgh, PA. He sites PartyNextDoor as the influence for his name, after hearing his song "Belong To The City", but the name gained a different meaning as his career advanced. His other musical influences include JAY-Z, Nas, Drake, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Lil B The BasedGod, Soulja Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Lykke Li, Erykah Badu, 2PAC, and he likes to put it, "whatever the youth is into". He got his professional start to his career in 2014 with 1Hood Media as a teaching artist and producer working closely with Jasiri X and his 1Hood collective while releasing a slew of projects for free on his SoundCloud page, which has amassed over 200,000 streams worldwide. In 2019, he joined fellow 1Hood alumni Jordan Montgomery's Driving While Black Records and released his debut mixtape, "Lightwork" while also producing Montgomery's debut album "Dark Horse" in its entirety. Later on that year, he would handle production and songwriting on the label's compilation album, "Support Black Business".