Jayme Be

Jayme Be

 Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
SoloAlternativeHip Hop

Artist: Jayme Be
Age: 22 yrs old
Origin: Springfield, Va [DMV]
Genre: Alternative/Hip-hop
Label: GreenLiteRhythm
Occupation(s): Recording Artist/Producer/CEO of GLR
Music Link: www.soundcloud.com/jaymebe703


“In order to eat, you have to be hungry. In order to learn, you have to be ignorant. Ignorance is a condition of learning. Pain is a condition of health. Passion is a condition of thought. Death is a condition of life.” Robert Anton’s words from “Leviathan” capture the essence of Virginia born hip-hop artist Jayme Be. “The central focus of my music is duality and the contrasts of life,” says Jayme. His style and musicianship represents this message.  His influence is deeply rooted in the likes of Kid Cudi, NaS, and Kanye West, yet early inspiration derives from Blink 182 and other 90s post punk bands. He is both producer and rapper; Musician and audio technician.  

Born in Springfield, Virginia, Jayme started playing piano and violin at age of seven and self-taught guitar bass and drums at 13. He played in various garage bands throughout his early adolescence, but turned his sights to hip hop after listening to Lil Wayne’s Drought 3. “Before him my lyricism was immature. His words were so incredible and clever. His delivery was so on point. It helped me hone in on what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say it.”

In 2009 Jayme began making his own music, thus creating the persona Jayme Be. He started out by creating beats with Logic and writing raps. He moved to Murfreesboro in August of 2010, enrolling into MTSU’s Recording Industry Management program, concentrating on audio production. It is here where Jayme’s musical creativity, direction and ideology evolved. 

“Music has always been a melting pot, but now it is more of an amalgam than ever. Genres that once seemed to oppose one another are now fusing together. Starting out I took the energy and emotion from the pop-punk of the 90s and the demeanor and natural flow of hip hop and put them together. I don’t want there to be any lines drawn between genres with my music.”

Jayme released his first project, titled SoundWaveHigh Pt. 1, in late 2011 and the follow-up Soundwavehigh part 2 in early 2012. It is through these projects that his record label GreenLiteRhythm came to existence. “It started out as a name for the production that I was doing,” Jayme says. “But as I started working with more people, a community began to develop. Now GreenLiteRhythm is a collaborative of musicians, producers, photographers and artists that want to create meaningful art, I use that word in the broadest of terms.”

His third project, The Be Side, was released in July 2013 as GreenLiteRhythm's first official release and is a showcase of Jayme’s transition into adulthood. “SoundWaveHigh parts 1 and 2 are more sentimental and juvenile,” says Jayme. “The Be Side is much more serious and reflective. It is bridge between my adolescence and adulthood.”

Currently Jayme is furthering GreenLiteRhythm’s reach, looking to expand regionally with goals to build a widespread fanbase. His fourth project, Plan Be, is underway. “The idea behind Plan Be is to emphasize the plans we make and then what really happens. It’s about rolling with chaos and progressing through unpredictability with successful spontaneity.”

While ambiguity will always cloud the future, one thing is certain for Jayme Be. He will continue his creative endeavors, intertwining life experiences with music to bring a vibrant relevancy to his audience. 

Set List

The Beginning of Something Okay
Mixtapes & Mannequins
Stuck In The Middle
Ain't That A Shame
The Son Don't Sleep