Em Jay

Em Jay

 Houston, Texas, USA
SoloHip HopR&B

I am a versatile storyteller who utilizes real life vernacular mixed with potent metaphors thus I'm smooth and cool like a Pacific Breeze, i.e. Nothing Phases the Ole Coon!

Biography

Em Jay was born in Lake Charles LA, the 2nd eldest of four children who all had fathers except him. Mother was more interested in the street life and fast times than raising children thus he's always felt cursed at birth.  Days & Weeks would go by without seeing his mother thus when she passed when he was 5 he went to live to his grandmother who instilled the Fear of God, Retribution, Sacrifice and offered Order in his Chaos.  Residing by the railroad tracks he envisioned how far he could take them to reach a better life, then his Grandmother died.  His brothers and sisters had fathers so he was taken in by his Aunt who eventually moved to Houston for a better life. During this time is when     Em Jay began to bounce around among family and learned from the streets how to be a man...still wanting to get away thus once he finally left because he had nothing and no one to provide for him being that he was living with family, not parents, in a two bedroom home with 8 children and two women plus he was the only male, he decided he & they would be better off if he left to provide for his own.

East Houston, The Eastside, is where Em Jay cut his teeth, packed his piece and sold them streets while consistently thinking about those rail road tracks and how far from the Million Dollar strip aka Federal Road his true talent could take him. On these streets he became known for his lyrical ability, demeanor and style. It wasn't until he hooked up with Shadow Black of Black House Productions that he finally found the conductor to create the tracks to allow his words, thoughts, emotions and insight to be connected together to move along the rails.

"Dat Funky Hood Sh!T" released in 2006 sold well on the Underground circuit as his wordplay, metaphorical systematic flows meshed with his love of the Hip Hop, Houston & Hog Legs (yeah you have to ask him about that reference!). His "Coon Dog Niggaz" track is widely played within Underground circles to this day ~ Classic! 

During this same time Em Jay was featured on the "Dat Fire" and the "Weed Food & Gas" Compilations all released independently which included tracks by Bun-B & K-Rino to name a few.  Then came along the opportunity which has made Em Jay a household name outside of Houston...InsanAsylum Productions! 

Em Jay joined forces with I.A.P. to create the classic mixtape "Whatchu Talkin Bout VOL I" which blew up as it was a project squarely placing Em Jay as one of the top MCs of the South not only Houston. It can be heard on Mixcloud.com.  Following the nationwide recognition Em Jay stayed with I.A.P. to create this 2nd studio project  "Coon Dog" which is available now and includes the singles "Focus", "Any Nigga"/"Anybody (Radio Edit)" and "No Time Fo' Trippin'" all three different types of vibes and styles further accentuating the finesse with which he holds the chrome.

2016 ~ NOW ~ Em Jay is featured once again on I.A.P.'s "Whatchu Talkin' Bout VOL II" mixtape and is currently working on his 3rd Studio Project which will include collabs with Montega Brix, E-Dawg, Psyco Sid, Sax Player Kyle Turner, Bassist Funky Fingas and others.

Em Jay is now the conductor of the engine that pulls the cargo through tracks to destinations that make Amtrak jealous.  Jump on board, the train has left the station.

Discography

"Dat Funky Hood Sh!T"
"Whatchu Talkin' Bout? VOL I
"Coon Dog" Singles: "Focus" (explicit & radio edit) , "Any Nigga"/"Anybody" (radio edit), "Ain't No Time Fo' Trippin" 
"Whatchu Talkin' Bout? VOL II

Set List

Versatile artist that can work with live House Band, CD DJs, or traditional DJs.

Sets: 15 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 45 Minutes

Songs: Anything from my 1st project "Dat Funky Hood Shit", anything from the "Whatchu Talkin' 'Bout - VOL. I" Mixtape, and of Course anything off of my current project "Coon Dog".

I have both radio and street edits so selections will be tailored to the listening environs.