Gospel Hip Hop Artist JayEss brings a message of hope and inspiration through rapping about everyday issues. JayEss is signed to independent record label company, Zoe Records. The rapper has been working on his upcoming project titled ‘7even’ that is soon to be released.
I’ve had the opportunity to interview JayEss and here’s what he had to say about his music and faith.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: For those who don’t know me, my name is JayEss, I’m a hip hop artist from East London and my message is speaking to everyday life issues.
Q: What inspired you to record these tracks?
A: As the days went by I started writing down things I saw on a daily basis and as time went on I had a body of work that could be moulded into a project.
Q: What inspires you to sing/rap?
A: Everyday life and hearing dope rappers.
Who are your musical inspirations?
A: Notorious B.I.G. is my number one, he’s the one that made me even attempt this art form for myself. I’m inspired by good music in general.
Q: Have you always enjoyed the art of music?
A: I only started appreciating it when I started rapping in 1999.
Q: What can we expect from you in the future?
A: I’m venturing into acting so you will see me in a few acting roles. I have my own film company so the majority of my music videos and short films are filmed in-house. Shout out to Billicity Media who have been great in creating visuals for my 7even project.
Q: What words of encouragement would you tell the aspiring singer/rapper that desires to begin a music career/ministry?
A: Believe in yourself and be yourself.
Q: If you could spend time with someone who you admire, who would that be? Why?
A: Sean Puffy Combs and Curtis Jackson and I’d pick their brains on business and how to stay consistent.
When did you start your faith journey?
A: My faith journey began in 2005 when I started following Christ off the back of a conversation with my friends for seven hours straight. My journey has had its ups and downs but that’s life. I prefer to follow the teachings of Christ than anyone else’s. His way of thinking, his morality and the love he showed for his fellow-man was beyond comprehension.
Q: Did you have any challenges that you personally overcame? How did you overcome those challenges?
A: I overcame getting over my ex that was a nightmare lol.
Q: Any additional comments that you would like to add?
A: If you’re following Christ then study him.
To stay connected with JayEss,connect with him on Facebook by clicking here http://bit.ly/28YKA7J and/or through following him on Twitter @JayEssonline .