We had the good fortune of connecting with Jay Ham and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jay Ham, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
To be quite honest, it’s a process I am still trying to grasp and understand, especially now that I have a family. Work life balance was never something I put time into worrying about until a few years ago. I always have been a person to go and go and go until I can’t go anymore. And that probably hasn’t always been the best way to go about things, but it’s just all I’ve ever known. Music is something I used to fill up majority of my free time with while moving around as a kid, and I fell in love with not only music itself, but the journey as well. I’d be a lie to say I don’t have trouble balancing the important things in life. It’s something I work on daily. I recently in the past 4 years fell in love with the most amazing woman I hope to spend my last breathe with. To add to that, we also had a beautiful son in the past two years, so there are things nowadays that require a lot more attention, love, and energy in my life, that did not need my attention before. And I love every second of being a partner and a dad, so its not easy to sacrifice my time with my family. But I love being an artist and believe in what it could do for my family and the world, so it’s hard to sacrifice that time as well since this is all new to me. I wouldn’t trade anything for where I am or who I have in my corner to help me along the road, so I’m definitely blessed. And if there is anything I’ve learned within my effort of trying to balance these things, its that you just have to work on being the best you can be, day by day, And if you go be the best you can be, then you will have no regrets, I would imagine. I’m not a philosopher though, haha. I wouldn’t take my advice. I’m just speaking from minimal experience. Everybody has to balance things in their own way and figure out their own process of what works yanno? 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a creative is a great way to explain it as I hope to be able to create a plethora of content to help inspire the future generations. From music, to cartoons, and wherever life takes me. Whatever it is that could be a positive inspiration to others. It might sound cliche but I just want people to know that it’s possible if you just continue to go for it. I’ve always wanted to flip the spectrum for my family and show the ones around me that all it takes is going above and beyond. Its ok to get knocked down. Getting back up is all a big part of the adventure.

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?
My Queen will forever be my best friend and the one that is down to have a good time! To be honest, we’re a simple couple that just love to laugh. A night of throwing a baseball with my boo-thang under some field lights and drinking some Henny. Baseball, heem, and my girl. Oooooweeee, that sound perfect to me no lie.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yuhhhhhhh! I want to send all the shoutouts and love possible, to my Queen, my rock, my everything and more. I would say names but I don’t need know thirsty ones on my bebe’s line, haha. You deserve the whole world my love! You already know wassup! Till my dying day

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Image Credits
Hannah Gweun, Victor Anthony

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