Jay-Cro Jay-Young'n

Jay-Cro Jay-Young'n

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Check out one of Detroit up and coming artist. Some call him Jay Cro, others call him Jay Young’N. Some know him for being linked to USR, others know him for being extra short! The point is most of us know this guy and know his music from his grind


Aspiring and upcoming Detroit artist, Jay-Cro Jay-Young’n was originally born in Atlanta, GA, but was moved to Detroit during his toddler years. Jay’s passion for music was heavily influenced by a family that greatly appreciated music. Jay-Cro’s mother raised him on a wide range of music from hip-hop and rock n’ roll, to reggae and classical. His grandmother, aunties and uncles are gifted in singing, and he has cousins that share his devotion for hip-hop. Besides family influences, Jay is inspired by artists such as MC Hammer, N.W.A., Tupac, LL Cool J, Biggie Smalls, T.I., Lil Wayne and Eminem. These artists not only led Jay-Cro to be the rapper he is today, but they encouraged him to become a genuine emcee. His United States Regime (USR) Family helps to keep him focused and motivated to continuously grow as an artist. USR is his band of rap artists and brothers that consist of entrepreneurs, business men, producers, fashion experts and trendsetters.

Jay-Cro’s style is a mixture of persuasive similes and metaphors. His music is crafted through lyricism and everyday life experiences. Jay’s overall outlook on music is that it should never be made for one specific crowd. “Music is my life and I make music that everyone can feel and relate to. Real hip-hop tells no fake stories so I don't rap about what I don't know. I may stretch the truth a little for entertainment purposes but when it comes to my music… What you hear is what you get.”

Right now, Jay is currently showcasing his talents on the mixtape entitled Potential: Then & Now. The mixtape includes previously recorded, never released tracks and updated tracks Jay’s been working on presently. “I did the mixtape this way because I wanted to show people how much I’ve grown as an artist with my delivery, flow and production.” Potential: Then & Now is the prologue and prep work for his larger project/album Self Explanatory.

Jay-Cro has achieved much success from his first solo mixtape, to the tune of 70,000 downloads in its’ first week, over 20 official blog features, numerous interviews, magazine features, performance opportunities, and fans all over the world. With much achieved success, he still remains humble, grinding daily between the internet and the studio to create music. His music appeals to anyone who will listen, so the demographic ranges from high school youths to hip hop fans in there thirties. Having his own style and presence on the mic, Jay-Cro Jay-Young'n is an emcee that will definitely give the industry something new to listen to. Be on the lookout for this upcoming artist, Jay-Cro Jay-Young’n


Its Nothin (single)-2010
Potential Then & Now (mixtape)-2009