It’s been some time since we’ve found an artist worthy of our #UnderTheSpotlight feature. Over the year we’ve spotlighted some amazing acts and talents such as NegoTrue, Niall Nervz and PBGR. The talent search continues and today we bring to your attention the refreshing sounds of FJay!
In an Industry full of rappers tipped the “one to watch”, the story of the 24-year old London born and raised recording artist, songwriter and record producer is an inspirational one to put in the picture. From BA’s to PA’s, Jason Ukaegbu better known by his stage name F-Jay, studied a music degree, juggling late nights in the recording studio with early mornings in the classroom.
At just 19 years of age, Jay made himself prominent with his applicable street anthem “LBYD”, taken from his fourth independently released mix tape “Save Me a Seat”. Whilst abroad in the US, Jay released the visuals, which excited and introduced a newfound fan base within hip hop. With the use of expensive lyricism and a combination of flows, F-Jay’s music is deep-rooted, painting vivid pictures of his childhood memories and life experiences.
Deciding not to release any material, F-Jay spent the entire 2014 year in the studio, both in London and in Germany, working on his debut EP “Long Story Short” which was released on August 24th 2015.
Having featured on producer Intalekt’s breathtaking EP “It Is What It Is” earlier this month, the London based rapper/producer rounds off the year with some “Social Commentary”.
Over the Kev Brown produced beat, F-Jay provides a no-hook approach to describe his observations on societal issues which involve the tendency to receive “Inadequate support” and the daily struggles one may face in this dog-eat-dog world. In this thought provoking three minute audio, F-Jay displays a golden era Nas like delivery, with his advanced and varied flows coinciding with his expensive lyricism.