It’s Not Where You’re From, It’s Where Your Heart’s At
|By Amir Said (Sa’id)|
Some music formulas are far more effective and simple than others. And perhaps the most effective and simplest music formula to follow is this: Make the music that you, first and foremost, feel the most. Fortunately, Arkansas beatmaker/rapper T.Jay subscribes to this formula.
A true student of hip hop/rap music, in every sense, T.Jay eschews being trapped by the misperception of what “the South” music is, or at least, supposed to sound like. Although T.Jay can very well deliver the party style banter that characterizes the South’s most notable sound, Southern bounce, he is “at home” (pun intended) and perhaps at his best when combining a New York influenced sample-based style with his Southern roots and influences.
Huge props to T.Jay for creating dope music that spans the spectrum of the musical influences that he feels.
For educational purposes…
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