We had the good fortune of connecting with Charlie Jay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charlie, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Man , being a creative is a great experience for me. I like to look at as, a painter right, so think… first each masterpiece created it starts of as a blank canvas and seeing what ideas and just creativity can bring about is a amazing feeling and dope as hell to be able to express yourself. Same with me and music understanding and seeing the process just makes the appreciation of the end result that much better. And honestly that’s why I chose to chase this path of being an artist I love creating and providing something people can enjoy an relate to. Definitely in my eyes the vision of what my life is suppose to consist of to bring me true happiness. TRUE BLESSING
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Tough question, what separates me from other I would say the fact that Im me. There’s so many creatives out here and artist that have similar styles and I think that’s dope. But the fact I bring me to it is what sets me apart from anyone. No one can do you better than you. But the road of being you isn’t always easy, sometimes people don’t get you or like you but doesn’t mean you can’t win them over to begin to like you and support. It’s been a tough road though and a lot of obstacles I’ve heard a lot of Nos and critiques about my craft but it’s about staying true to yourself and being consistent. Every obstacles I’ve overcome in life just took consistency and hard work, I’m definitely not in a space musically where I feel I’ve overcome but I’m striving towards it and working to get there. Far as my story , I’m just a black man from Compton chasing dreams to be something great. I played sports got injured & started in a group in college with two talented artist and learned so much along that journey. Unfortunately we all saw ourselves in a different light but it was the best move for me to see myself and talents that were not exposed as a group. Now I’m here , same grind same team and mission to be great. So to end my story on a to be continued we currently focusing on staying consistent and working hard. Follow me on my journey we definitely got a road ahead.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If someone came to visit the city , I’d definitely take them to a whole list of small business vendors far as food. Los Angeles they have some very talented folks in this food game you’d be surprised. To drink we definitely Goin to my place I got all the vibes at my spot . I’m definitely a home body, so it’s vital to make sure the vibes at home are on point. But we definitely have to hit a couple day parties and events in Hollywood area DaVibe is definitely the place to be on Sundays we’d forsure have to go crazy one day there. But to be honest I’m still finding out about my city as the days go there’s so many cool places to go out here and do I still haven’t done.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout my supporters! A lot of times you may think oh it’s just a like or a comment or a repost but the level of appreciation I give to them for just lending a ear goes deep and really a main reason I’m still here today . The reason I never give up an keep going is because of them. And also to my team ( producers JaiLilaj , HANS HEKA) and my family they know all I’ve gone thru chasing these dreams from being homeless , no job, no money loosing my bestfriend and producer like I really lost a lot but gained so many attributes to myself as a man that made me who I am today . But having them apart of my life truly is a blessing for all they done for me and the support. they definitely deserve it all.
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