Terry Johnson Jr., a.k.a. WordPlay T.JAY, is an American recording artist, producer, and visual artist from Little Rock, AR. Known for his constant ambition and work ethic T.JAY became a fan of Hip Hop at an early age. At 12 he began to study the music by memorizing entire albums from rappers like: Ludacris, Jay-Z, and OutKast. This led to him later writing poetry and in high school his music career began.
In 2005, T.JAY got his first taste at radio play when he was voted “Hottest in the Rock” for his single “The South”. Soon after he met Hip Hop mogul, Russell Simmons in a local night club and was told to continue to work towards his goals. This inspiration led to T.JAY founding his company On The Map Music Group in the same year. After four years of disciplined practice producing and writing he released his first album It Was Written in 2009.
WordPlay T.JAY’s ambition led to a transformation into the artist he is today. Beginning in 2010 he learned a different production style from combining sampling with his melodic, Southern instrumentation. This led to his most popular project Nothin’ Less which carried the single “Breakfast & Biggie”. The single was featured by XXL and Sway Calloway on MTV’s Rap Fix Live. This led to T.JAY’s first tour and more national attention. After he released his 2nd album So Much More, opened up for a Bad Boy recording artist, & continues to captivate fans. Today he is working on his 3rd studio album. He continues to use his ambition to build a brand that reaches his goals.
Contact: Bookings/Press at BookWordplayTJay@gmail.com or call 479-530-7031
Awards & Accomplishments:
• 2013 Opened for MGK (Bad Boy Records)
• 2012 Headlined Kimball Theater in Williamsburg, VA
• 2012 opened up for Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics
• 2012 verified on Twitter as Recording Artist
• 2012 Featured in Makin’ It Magazine
• 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award: Nominated Best Hip-Hop/R&B
• 2011 Seen on MTV’s Rap Fix Live (Ja Rule Episode)
• 2010 XXL’s 1st Annual Hip Hop Style – Finalist
It Was Written (2009) (iTunes, Amazon, Rapsody)
Breakfast & Biggie [single] from Nothin' Less
(2010) (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify)
- Radio Airplay (Cumulus stations, Swurv Radio, other internet)
Nothin' Less (2011) (Free album, Bandcamp)
So Much More (2012) (iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Spotify)
Ignant [Side B] (Single) (2013)
90's Song (Single) (2013)
T.JAY's Breakfast & Biggie is catchy
Rapper Ja Rule gives T. Jay some advice in "Get in the Game."
T.JAY in XXL's 1st Annual Hip Hop Style
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The New Year is promising for T.Jay. He recently began working as a DJ for the college radio station...The New Year is promising for T.Jay. He recently began working as a DJ for the college radio station in Fayetteville. In addition to working with other artists, he has set up an audiovisual segment of On The Map for such vehicles as YouTube and internet media. 2010 also fosters the creation of his first mix tape, “I Will Not Lose”. He intends to further the scope of his corporation while doing what he best–perform for his fans. “
Too Witty: T.JAY
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What’s the first thing you would say to someone when they ask you to describe yourself as an artist ...What’s the first thing you would say to someone when they ask you to describe yourself as an artist
I most often say I’m a wordsmith. I like to twist and bend the English language. I began as a creative writer writing poetry and short stories.
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