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Jay Allen

Jay Allen

Formerly known as ProteJay the Prodigy, Jay Allen, born Jared Allen Jones, is an American hip-hop artist from Inglewood, CA.

Musical Style

Jay Allen is known for his fast delivery and complex wordplay.

His beats feature heavy 808s and unique samples, creating a new school sound unlike any other.

He is a true master of Fruity Loops, a digital audio workstation that is gaining popularity from producers such as Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Oliver Heldens and Avicii.


Drawing from an eclectic body of unique and influential artists, Jay found inspiration in skilled lyricists with masterful delivery.

Outkast, Nas, Eminem, and Ice Cube were among some of his earliest influences, but he has attributed much of his recent inspiration to rappers like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Kanye West.

As a producer, Jay initially emulated sample-based and "Boom-bap" style artists like Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Dr Dre. After developing his production, he began drawing inspiration from producers like Kanye West, Noah "40" Shebib, Vinylz, Mike Will, Metro Boomin, and Boi-1da.

Personal Life

Jay Allen, born Jared Allen Jones, has been rapping for nearly a decade.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Jared was exposed to hip-hop from a very young age.

By the time he was in high school, he was producing full mixtapes with little more than a mouse and a microphone.

He is currently the President of California Records, an independent music label in it's early growth stage. The label's other co-founders, Semantics and Jeff Zheng, met Jared while he was attending UC Berkeley. After dropping out of Berkeley, Jared continued his education at Long Beach City College. In fall of 2016, Jared transferred to UCLA to complete his degree in Economics.

Music Career

2007-2012: Earlier Works

Jay Allen began rapping in 2007, initiating schoolyard freestyles and cyphers with classmates.

His sophomore year of high school, he released a mixtape titled May 27th.


Lazy Rebel

The Pancake Mix


Citation Linkfacebook.comProteJay's Primary Facebookpage.Listen to his exclusive releases and personal updates.
Oct 4, 2015, 5:18 PM
Citation Linkcaliforniarecords.netThis is the official website of California Records.Jared is a founder of the label, created in 2013 with two other bears, Semanticsand Addison.
Oct 4, 2015, 5:19 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comProteJay's Official Twitter Account
Feb 8, 2017, 12:49 AM
Citation Linktumblr.comProteJay's official tumblr page.
Feb 8, 2017, 12:52 AM
Citation Linksoundcloud.comHis track, OS (prod.by Vinci Jones).
Mar 30, 2017, 10:55 PM
Citation Linksoundcloud.comProtejay's song "Need".
Mar 14, 2017, 8:53 PM
Citation Linkimage-line.comPower users of Fruity Loops.
Aug 28, 2016, 12:41 AM
Citation Linksoundcloud.comProteJay's official SoundCloud.
Aug 28, 2016, 12:34 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comOne of his most popular uploads.
Aug 28, 2016, 1:01 AM
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Jun 24, 2016, 10:43 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comI Will (Remix)- ProteJay
Nov 26, 2016, 12:37 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comProteJay's official YouTubechannel.
Aug 28, 2016, 12:35 AM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comOne of his most popular uploads.
Aug 28, 2016, 1:01 AM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comI Will (Remix)-ProteJay
Nov 26, 2016, 12:37 PM