Jojay was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. Jojay has been writing and producing music since he was in middle school. He made his debut as a Christian artist name Young Famine. Jojay has also worked on projects with various gospel rap artist and his gospel roots are exposed in his lyrics. A multi-talented artist, Jojay is proficient with composing, producing, and mixing. In addition to his music, Jojay has attended Full Sail for music production and that's where he met the majority of people that have helped him gain traction in recent years.
We checked out Jojay’s latest single “Flavor Pt. II” and we can’t get enough. Jojay has got the talent and ear for savory beats to excel in this game. “Flavor Pt. II” reeks of self-confidence and is about Jojay’s journey to the top, speeding by the same-old mainstream sound on his way up. His energy truly shines in this retrospective track that lets us explore Jojay’s inner thoughts. “Flavor Pt. II” is in your face and unapologetic with a twist. Experimental and authentic, “Flavor Pt. II” highlights the retro and modern fusion of sounds behind Jojay’s bars. The production quality is incomparable and the backbeat is addicting and mellow. I’m adding “Flavor Pt. II” to my playlist and I highly recommend you do the same. Stay on the lookout for Jojay!
Listen to “Flavor Pt. II” and read more below in our exclusive interview.
Hey Jojay! How did you originally get started making music? How did you know it was something you wanted to pursue?
I first got into music at a young age. As a kid, I liked to challenge myself. So one day I challenged myself to write as many songs as I could in one summer before I had to go back to school that following fall. So I wrote a few songs that I enjoyed, and it's always been something that stuck with me through hard times. I always knew I would end up doing something creative, I'm glad I chose music. I just knew it was a way to put out a message, and I felt like my situation could be something people could relate too. I like to have fun and good vibes which you can hear in my music.
We’re bumping your latest track “Flavor Pt. II” through the office! Can you dive into the meaning of the lyrics?
The meaning behind Flavor is just being yourself and fighting for whatever you believe in. So when I made this song, I wanted to make a part 2 of Flavor. Which was a song I released last year, I felt like the first one was just full of energy. So when I made two it wasn't a problem, I made the track with an organic feel and trying to let people know being yourself isn't a problem. Flavor can also be fashion or any attire that you may wear, so if you're having a fly day. You definitely can play this song and have a whole day of Flavor.
What has been one of your most memorable or life-changing achievements as an artist so far?
I feel like it would have to be the recent magazine that I was issued in. To me, it felt like a trophy I remember recording with an MP3 not knowing I would be in a magazine 4 years later. It's just an honor to be apart of Ace Magazine, there really good people.
What are your thoughts on mainstream hip hop at present, and your hopes for the genre going forward?
I honestly like it and it's very energetic. I just love the vibes and the creativity out of each artist that's coming up. I hope that the genre gets to a point where we can have more positive, I listen to artists like Andy Mineo & Lecrae. I love their music and I feel like it will live in. I just want to make music that lives on.
What are the main values you hope to represent as an artist?
I want to represent positive energy and motivation to the ones that don't want to give up on their dream. I know as an artist that my story can relate to someone, I want to be known to be a good spiritual man that keeps going even when things are getting harder. I feel the world needs to be healed again, with me saying that I mean if we all came together and became one. We would all be physically and mentally wealthy. Because we would all be one and no one would feel more powerful than the other. #EqualPower