IAA: What is your music background?
JAY BUNDY: “My life” is my music background. I’ve been recording music for 10 years and writing music for 12 years already. Before that I use to write poetry. I began writing poetry around 9 or 10. So putting my thoughts together on paper has always been a part of my life. Music has always been very personal and meaningful for me. When I create music it reflects that same idea and principal. As a child, whenever Kool Moe Dee’s “Wild Wild West” came on, I would get up and start dancing. My grandmother said I was always banging on a bedpost or a table making sounds. I considered it music back then-but I’m sure they saw it as pure “racket.”
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
JAY BUNDY: I record music for the love of music and the “feeling” it gives me. Music is my calling. For me, music is that single thing that I can do with the most ease and the highest efficiency. I can honestly see myself making music for the rest of my life. I feel that you have to have that kind of love and dedication in a “cut throat” business like this. If you don’t, you won’t last long. Music is like a “release therapy” for me. It helps me cope with life and keeps me with a positive mindset. When I’m in the booth recording it’s like nothing else in the world matters and all problems are eliminated. For that moment, I’m not worried about family problems, bill collectors, or any other life issues. It’s just about me, my thoughts and the mic. Furthermore, I feel that I have a lot to say and a lot the world needs to hear. It would be selfish if I were too just keep all of this to myself. My grandma always told me if you are not using the talents God blessed you with then you are “burning your bushes,” and I truly believe that.
IAA: What are your songs about?
JAY BUNDY: My songs are about my life experience-my thoughts, my ideas, my pains, my joys, my ups, and my downs, my secrets, my everything. My music is just my interpretation of life. That’s the reason I call every project I release Bundys Theory (with a different subtitle). It’s just my point of view. I consider myself like a philosopher and like every great philosopher –Plato or Socrates, they all had their own outlook on life. I look at myself and my music no differently. I’m just giving the listener my thoughts and opinions and the research that I have collected thus far through my walks of life. I pay attention to details. Details are everything, and you can see that in my music.
IAA: Who is your fan based directed towards?
JAY BUNDY: Honestly, knowing the extent of quality, originality, and variety that I bring to the table, I’d have to say my fan base is going to be pretty broad. My music will be able to catch everyone from the junior high school kids to high school kids to the homies on the block, to the “original hip-hop heads.” I’m from the South but I’m bringing real lyricism back to the forefront. My wide topic range in my music will allow me to reach more people than your average rapper. I can tap into any genre of music and make it sound organic and not of a “cookie cutter mode” or something with no substance. With each song I’m going to say talk about things in a way everyone can relate to it. It’s all in how you say things . I feel like I do a great job in explaining. At the end of the day, I feel like my message is going to make it impossible to just place me in one. My music is an universal language.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
JAY BUNDY: I have many musical influences-because once again I’m a big fan of music. My musical influences ranges from artists such as 2pac, Jay-z, Andre 3000/Outkast, Cee-lo Green/Goodie Mob, Nas, and Biggie, UGK, Scarface, Devin the Dude and Erykah Badu. Each of those artists have their own identity or style. Music is an art. I feel sometimes that some rappers forget that. The artists that I just mentioned represen being a true artist. From a business aspect an artist that has influenced me is Master P. Master P has shown me that the “sky is the limit” and nothing is beyond reach if you work at it. He’s the one that. I can go out here and grind it out independent and get the same things that record label would get , without having to give them a percentage. Hats off and much homage to all those who paved the way for somebody like me looking too even have this opportunity too imprint my name in this game.
IAA: How would you describe your music?
JAY BUNDY: The best way i could describe my music would be “meaningful”. More so than anything my music has a purpose and objective. My music is like a “breath of fresh air.” My music is like a great tv show. It has great characters, a great plot and a great script. You are now hooked. Now you want to know what time and how often the show comes on. That’s how I feel my music is, after one real listen, I’m going to have the listeners wanting more.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
JAY BUNDY: Everything that I bring to the table sets me apart from these other cats out here. First and foremost my talent and work ethic help me make “headway” in this game that takes many a lifetime. I have already received recognition, and have had the chance to work with big names in the game like DJ Drama and DJ Green Lantern. It ain’t like I’m just putting money in their pockets or paying their bills so they don’t have any reason to gas me up. For people like them too be rocking with the movement and what I’m doing, I know I doing something right. I feel like Jay-Z may have said it best- “men lie, women lie’ but numbers don’t.” My music speaks for itself and so does my track record. I have over 100 original songs completed and recorded. I have over 3 projects already completed and waiting to be distributed. I eat and sleep music, and when you listen to one of my songs you will be able to feel that. I guarantee you’ll feel the passion and hunger in each song. I’m bringing true artistry back on a meaningful and creative level. No one can make music like me. Nobody has lived my life and my music is a direct reflection of me , my thoughts, and my life. A day in the life of Bundy, in Little Rock, Arkansas, I have a billion dollar story to tell.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
JAY BUNDY: I just finished my first video for my song Beast Mode hosted by Dj Green Lantern. You can find the video on youtube.com just search ” Jay Bundy-Beast Mode Video”. I have two projects that are already out that I’m promoting and both can be found on datpiff.com. The first is Bundys Theory: Green Room And A Studio” hosted by Shadyville/Gunit Dj-DJ Young Cee. The mixtape name speaks for itself. We are already 12K downloads on that on datpiff . My most recent project that I’ve is entitled Bundys Theory: RockTown Chronicles hosted by official Raekwon/Wu tang dj- Dj symphony. It has 16 tracks of all real hip-hop, so make sure you go to datpiff.com and download that mixtape for free. Also, I will be dropping my next mixtape “Bundys theory: Checks and Balances sometime in August. We going to follow that mixtape up with my next project “Bundys Theory: California Edition produced by my J Dizzle in October. We are going to end the year with the project “Bundys Theory: Checks and Balances 2″, which will be produced by my partner Walk-Mane. That’s going to be a real “game changer” type project. Just keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, cause we are coming.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JAY BUNDY: My main career goal is to become a “global musician.” I want my music too be known worldwide, from Little Rock to China. My music speaks an universal language and the world should be granted the opportunity to embrace it. 10 years from now I see myself being the CEO of the largest music/recording company of all time. As well as imprinting my name/brand in my other entrepreneur endeavors such as restaurants, clothing, movies. I just plan on being an all around business mogul as well as a legendary musician.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
JAY BUNDY: You can follow me on twitter.com @jaybundy501. Friend me on Facebook @ jaybundy. You can also check out some exclusive music of mine on www.reverbnation.com/jaybundy, and for booking inquiries email @ email@example.com
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