“The best thing that has happened to me so far was getting the chance to perform overseas in London, UK. The energy out there’s crazy and the love for me is real.”
Check out the interview with Young Jay exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Young Jay: When I was 11 I used to watch the 106 & Park (on BET) Freestyle rap battles and I thought that it would be cool to do something like that. So I picked up a pen and pad, and started writing.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I feel like social media is the key to getting a big fan base. If we were back in the 90’s it would have taken pure talent, but in this day and age I strongly feel like if you have a big following then you’ll make it.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
One of the greatest rappers to ever pick up a microphone.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
You have to constantly watch your back and make sure that nobody’s in your pockets when they shouldn’t be.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I live in San Bernardino, CA nd out here it’s getting crazier and crazier. I can’t even count how many family members have been put in harm’s way because of my city. I’ve had countless friends pass away and it’s unbelievable. We have a lot of talented rappers, singers, and athletes in the city and I feel like we’re gonna put San Bernardino on the map.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
I would say to keep working and never give up. I still have a lot of ground work to put in, but it will all be worth it in the end.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that has happened to me so far was getting the chance to perform overseas in London, UK. The energy out there’s crazy and the love for me is real.
What is your inspiration?
My family, especially my mother. They fuel my ambition each and every day. I work and grind for them.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Honestly, yes. The music industry has changed.
Where can we find you on social media?