About the artist
In 2005 the budding rapper got his first break. His single “The South” was featured on 96.5 in Little Rock. Soon after this event, at 16, T.JAY found the confidence to sneak into a night club to meet with Def Jam mogul, Russell Simmons. T.Jay presented his demo to Simmons but was told without a copyright the tape could not be taken. Feeling inspired T.Jay formed On The Map Music Group a month later.
After making a series of projects T.Jay was recognized again in 2010 when his single “Breakfast & Biggie” made it to the finals in XXL’s Hip Hop Style contest. The same song was featured on MTV’s Rap Fix Live and given a great review from Sway Calloway. Rapper Ja Rule cosigned the song as being “well written”. T.JAY went on to release the mix tape Nothin’ Less and his second retail album So Much More under his first moniker.
Change arrived in 2012. T.JAY became WordPlay T.Jay beginning the evolution of his sound. With his new single “Ignant [Side B]” he paved the way to incorporating the elements he uses today. His new attitude led to his commercial release 72701 Stories: College Ambitions. In this new project WordPlay T.Jay is heard bending melody and raps until they intertwine. He also elevated his production to include a wide variety of melody and layered instrumentation. Over time this led to the artist we hear today in his single “Lose My Cool”.
“Lose My Cool” is the metamorphosis of T.Jay’s talents. With illusions to his faith T.Jay paints a picture of a day when he has to step out of character to protect his family. This tread of metaphors extends into his new project Lost in the Water. The four-track EP is a bridge to his next album. T.Jay is now getting more personal and taking his music into spaces he hasn’t traveled to. He delivers more singing with an aggressive style of lyricism. Instead of giving the story verbatim he now takes you on a journey through his words. After decades of sitting in the pews choirboy has grown up, grabbed a microphone, and taken control of his fate.
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