Top Bay Area Rapper on the Rise
In a region of the country that has produced numerous hip hop legends, from E-40 to Too $hort to Mac Dre, just to name a few, arrives a rising Bay Area artist by the name of MOF Jayy. In a world of imitators, trend followers, and people who do not value being original, comes an Antioch artist that easily standouts, and takes pride in it.
With the lyrics, the delivery, the swag, and the persona, MOF Jayy is a far from the average rapper of today’s era of hip hop. Displaying the Bay Area culture, but with his own flavor to it, the Antioch native is a true representation of California, but also an artist that is not niche and not to be boxed into being strictly viewed as another Bay Area rapper. Already accumulating thousands of views and thousands of followers, MOF Jayy is on the right path to be the next top rapper to come out of Northern California’s Bay Area.
MOF Jayy – Promises
Get To Know and meet MOF Jayy
Kulture Vulturez: Where are you originally from?
MOF Jayy: I’m originally from Antioch, California.
Kulture Vulturez: What was life like for you growing up, was music or anything similar part of your life?
MOF Jayy: Growing up for me I can’t really complain. Moms made sure we had a roof over our heads, Pops made sure we had food on the table, etc. Here and there we’d go thru our struggles, but we were blessed enough. As far as me growing up in the Bay Area, it was a lot going on but I’m proud of what it shaped me into as a person.
Kulture Vulturez: Any family or anybody close to you involved with music?
MOF Jayy: My dad was involved with the church group a lot. So, gospel definitely played a part with music in my household.
MOF Jayy – Act Right
Kulture Vulturez: How did you get started into rapping?
MOF Jayy: I started writing songs at 14 years old, but never really put out any music until a couple years later. My bro I went to school with had called me and said let’s make a song and I just kept it going from there.
Kulture Vulturez: How has the Bay Area culture and music influence you and your music?
MOF Jayy: The culture overall is where I get mostly everything from. The way I talk, the way I dress, and just the way I carry myself coming from an environment like the Bay. Bay Area music put an influence on my flow and delivery in most of my songs, but I always put my own sauce to it.
Kulture Vulturez: Who were some of your favorite artists you grew up listening to?
MOF Jayy: Some of my favorite artists I grew up listening to were J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Big Sean.
MOF Jayy – West Coast Baby
Kulture Vulturez: If you had one song that you’ve made to showcase you as an artist what would it be and why?
MOF Jayy: If it’s any song that I would showcase myself as an artist it would be “West Coast Baby”. I make a lot of music that people can turn up to and the overall beat itself fits perfect for me. You also hear the West Coast sound in the flow and the delivery. It was my most anticipated song.
Kulture Vulturez: In your opinion, what’s the biggest obstacle for you to get to the next level as an artist?
MOF Jayy: There is no obstacle for me. I try not to look at things that way for the simple fact that I would be accepting that there is something that could get in the way of me elevating. If it’s ever a loss I take, I learn from it and keep it pushing. That’s how I elevate.
Kulture Vulturez: What’s most important to you as an artist?
MOF Jayy: The most important thing to me with being an artist is being original. It’s millions of people in this world that do music but not as many that pop because they’re not authentic. If you find your own sound and style and people rock with you for that, it’s no doubt that you will go far.
Kulture Vulturez: Anything in the works or any future plans that you can share?
MOF Jayy: Big collaborations, big visuals and big projects in the works. From this point forward it’s gonna get crazy, in the best way possible.