I’m WordPlay T. Jay and I make Music for the Underdog.
2005 - 2010
WordPlay T. Jay started in Little Rock, AR with his first airplay on local station Hot 96.5. The station played his song "The South" which was voted "Hottest in the Rock"
Weeks later he met Russell Simmons at a Def Jam scouting event. His demo wasn't taken, but he was told to keep going. 2 months later he started On the Map Music Group.
In 2010, WordPlay T. Jay released his first retail single, "Breakfast & Biggie". The song gained the attention of Sway & Ja Rule. These veterans brought WordPlay T. Jay into the game and catapulted his career. He decided to leave college and pursue his passion full time. At that point, the journey got much more difficult. He faced a series of pitfalls while touring and ended back at home with his parents.
2011 - 2016
WordPlay T. Jay released his first retail album in 2013, called 72701 Stories. After he followed up with his 2014 release, The Cycle. That release sparked a change in him to find a purpose to making music.
That purpose became realized when he began making, “Music for the Underdog”
While working on these projects, WordPlay T. Jay managed to open for Pep Lava of the Hieroglyphics, MGK, and Wax.