Featured artist: Jay Greene – Golden Era state of Mind
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Jay Greene from Austin to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Jay Greene! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Jay Greene: The first time I heard Kool Mo Dee I knew I wanted to rap. “How you like me now” was the first song I heard from him but his album “Knowledge is King” was the first tape I owned. Definitely hearing Kool Mo Dee was what lit that fuse for me.
Make the music you want to hear, not the music they want to hear.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I would love to do shows, but I haven’t had the opportunity to get on anyone’s stage right now.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
“I hear y’all music and I’m not amused, the only thing dope is the drugs that you use/