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.
Become just what I thought of, I am not a starving artist.
- WordPlay T. Jay - “Tony Robbins” from Orientation Day
2016 - Present
In 2016, he stuck to this purpose and released Job Application. This album focused on bringing motivation to those who feel like they aren't living out their purpose. WordPlay T. Jay converses with his parents about finding a dream job. In that conversation, he realizes that the only way to live out one’s dream is to act and be patient.
Soon after the album was released he stuck to this purposed and collaborated with Futuristic on a song called “Bubble”, which is his biggest song to date. “Bubble’s” success lit a fire in him to double down on his new mantra.
He began a weekly series of releasing music to talk to his core audience called Orientation Day. In this series, WordPlay T. Jay explores the change in orientation of his mind, music business, and connection with the fans.
While completing Orientation Day, WordPlay T. Jay started a YouTube channel for musicians who are looking for tips on music promotion, publishing, and distribution. It is a look behind the scenes shining light on what it’s like to be an independent musician.
WordPlay T. Jay’s series of albums concludes with Overtime. The project focuses on hustle and patience while putting in work for the dream one has.