WordPlay T.JAY was recognized 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". WordPlay T.JAY went on to release the mix tape Nothin' Less and his second retail album So Much More.
Change arrived in 2012 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.
With illusions to his faith WordPlay T.JAY paints a picture of his every day experiences. This tread of metaphors extends into a project called The Cycle. In a 12 month journey he takes you through the process of making an album delivering a new song every month.
WordPlay T.JAY is now getting more personal and taking his music into spaces he hasn't traveled to. He delivers more melody with witty lyricism. Instead of giving the story verbatim he now takes you on a journey through his words. After decades of sitting in the pews the choirboy has grown up, grabbed a microphone, and taken control of his fate.
Ice Cube had "Jackin' for Beats" as a single...well... I want to flip that idea without making a Lil Wayne style mixtape. My Jackin for Beats series takes a popular song or beat and I write a quick 16 to go with it. It's a little practice for me and a lot of good watching for you. Enjoy.
The Cycle is an album that centers on breaking the cycle of poverty and violence. Growing up in gang infested neighborhoods, and a home filled with domestic violence, the rapper/producer turned to making music to distract him from the pain. This is the story of the process that made the artist.