Best known by his stage name Jay Matthews, is an American Hip-Hop/R&B Artist. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Michigan & Texas. Jay Matthews released his debut EP, Before The Dream, in 2011 through his independent record label. The EP produced his first breakthrough single “Winter Heart” which drew the attention of fans, record labels, and radio stations globally. He has toured the mid-west and west coast and is prepping to return to the road in 2014 and hit the rest of the United States. In total Jay has done over 300 shows including shows on the west coast and throughout the Midwest. He is currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan and just released his sophomore album “Project Genesis” which came out December 20, 2013. He released his first studio album titled, “Dreams & Microphones” on 12/15/12 and since then has been building up buzz worldwide. 2013 so far has been a big year and there is more to come in the next year with another EP, more music videos, and shows on the way.
The album, Dreams & Microphones contains 16 songs in total and is was released 12/15/12. The genres of the songs vary between Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop. The album is directly related to Matthews personal issues and history, and the issues that the United States is battling as a country. The producers behind the album are well established professionals too, and just so happen to be Grammy nominated producers. The whole album captivates Matthews passion for music, and resembles what he believes in as a person. Matthews, commenting on the album, said, "Never forget who you are and lose your soul in the night". The album is well reviewed by fellow musicians, producers and fans alike.
For Genesis Project, Jay Matthews, went back to the format he began with; using hard hitting beats, thought provoking lyrics, catchy hooks which leave nothing to the imagination regarding his faith and moral values. Many of Jay's earlier fans and new fans will find themselves lost again in the amazing talent of Mr. Matthews. The main objective for his "Genesis Project" is to go back to his roots and doing what he does best. The whole album is based upon the theme of faith and musical passion as highlighted in the single, "Can't Believe". He calls out to anyone who dares to challenge his faith and passion for his craft. In "Can't Believe" Jay is ready to challenge anyone that loves to preach nonsense & ignorance to today's youth. Today's current radio artists lead youth into darkness and danger, while they sit in their million dollar homes and cash in on the violence. You can visit Jay on any of the websites listed below and to find out everything Jay Matthews related visit. www.jaymatthews.net
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jaymatthews [+]
Genre(s)Hip Hop, R&B, Rap
AddressGrand Rapids, MI, 49503, USA
Jay Matthews - "Winters Heart"
Jay Matthews - "Beautiful Morning"
Jay Matthews - "8th Wonder"
Jay Matthews - "Believe"
Jay Matthews - "Cant Believe"