Monday, January 28, 2013

Artist Spotlight: Yung Jay

"Life Is Too Short To Be Bullshittin'", Dead Presidents (2012)
Hailing from Alexandria, Virginia; 16 year old emcee, Yung Jay (@YungJay_), is determined to make a better life for him and his family by vocalizing the trials and tribulations of growing up in the poverty stricken area of the city through the outlet of music.  He began rapping at the early age of 7 years old, but started to seriously pursue a career as a recording artist at the age of 12.  "Keep Hustling" was his first solo effort which he jokingly states, "he will never let anyone hear again...", inspired him to keep working on his craft and develop his style.  A few years later he followed up with his freshman compilation, This Is Just A Mixtape.  Due to some impressive rhyme scheme's, well thought out concepts, and the breakout track, a remix to MMG 's Meek Mills, "Realest You Ever Seen", Jay quickly started buzzing in the DMV area; however it was his "Dead Presidents" free-verse of the Jay-Z classic that officially catapulted him into the limelight. When the video landed on the popular hip-hop culture blog The Red Tag Society, critics and fans alike agreed the kid had something the industry has been missing for a while.....realism.

Now under new management, a Twitter follow and a supportive co-sign from 'The Based God' Lil' B, the unique ability to captivate the listeners with sensible lyrics that'll make you listen and respect, and a buzz in the region; Yung Jay is bound to have his name heard beyond the DMV borders.  The sky's the limit for this old soul of an adolescent.

Recently, Yung Jay announced that his debut EP entitled: Static Talk is in post-production and scheduled for release in the near future.  The first single released from the EP, Gotta Make It, is a remix of West Coast rap artist, Dom Kennedy's "Gold Alpinas", is a testament of a young man's struggle with so much negativity going on around him and the yearn to make it out alive, whether doing right or wrong, at the same time apologizing to his mother for the wrong decisions he makes along the way.

To assure a successful release of Static Talk, check out, comment, and {LIKE} Yung Jay on Facebook at Yung Jay the Rapper, and do the same with a comment for the single, Gotta Make Iton Soundcloud.  All feedback is much appreciated for a successful release of the Static Talk EP.

Lets support the independent artists, as they are the key to bringing back the diversity to music that is so lacking right now.

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