Say J is a witty lyricist, business minded, motivated individual from Carson City, NV. He is the creator and owner of Bossta Nation, He is a leader, a role model and a positive influence on the community. With Bossta Nation, He plans to change the path of music by introducing an unheard sound with a mixture of old school dance type beats, new age flow, and a work ethic rarely seen. In the years to come you can bet you’ll see him as a major factor in the industry setting trends and breaking barriers along the way!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
SAY J: I am from Carson City, NV. Born and raised!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
SAY J: Well growing up my father was into old school rock and roll and my mom was into disco. I soaked up more of the disco side of music although I did play guitar for a couple years, I gave it up to write lyrics. Other than guitar, I haven’t played any other instruments but I’ve always had an ear for good music. I’ve been writing and recording my own music for about 10 years now. I’ve done live shows from Los Angeles, CA at Whiskey A Go Go to Oregon and Wisconsin. I’ve performed at multiple fashion shows and opened for numerous big name artists such as Afroman, Keak Da Sneak and Luckyiam. I have also headlined for local shows that have sold out. I live music 24/7 and this is my passion.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
SAY J: I record and release my own music because I create the music that I would want to hear. I use my real life situations to make the music to help my fans going through the same situations. There’s no other feeling like listening to a song that you have produced yourself and hearing the feed back from someone who can relate to it. I’ve done a lot of things such as sports to different jobs and nothing comes close.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
SAY J: My songs contain a variety of material ranging from every day situations, motivational phrases, political issues, all the way to made up scenarios, party music and witty punch lines. I like to touch personal issues because that’s when people can actually relate and feel what you’re trying to get across. I also like to make that feel good music so people can have something to listen to while also having a good time. Basically the one overall meaning to all my songs is to just stay positive an lead a happy life!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
SAY J: I like to think my music is directed towards modern hippies, in other words people who still find happiness and peace for humanity. I find a lot of people in the medical marijuana community enjoy my music which is perfect timing because of the boom of the medical cannabis industry. I find my music is mostly aimed at people in the 14 to 24 age range.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
SAY J: A lot of my musical influences are Bay Area artists such as Mac Dre, Andre Nickatina and Equipto. I also find a lot of inspiration from a lot of old school bands like KC And The Sunshine Band, Elton John and Kool and the Gang. I really pull my influences from anything that can make my head rock.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
SAY J: I describe my music as hippy hop. Hippy Hop is that feel good music that you can listen to at any time of the day. My music is the type of music that can change your mood from down to up in the first 30 seconds of listening. It has an old school feel with a new age vibe that has an unmatched sound to it. My music is completely original and something that is definitely missing from our industry.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
SAY J: My work ethic is among some of the top things that make me stand out from other artists in the industry. My networking skills, my social skills and my newly found sound are all also large factors in me being a unique and original artist. I’m extremely marketable and have proved so by continuing and supporting my musical career as an independent artist traveling out of state an gaining new fans by the day.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
SAY J: I currently have two new mix tapes both set to release in September 2014. I have a music video in process and currently in negotiation with shows in Washington State. I always have songs I am working on. I put out a lot of music!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
SAY J: My career goal is ultimately becoming a major factor in the music industry. In 10 years I definitely see myself making music professionally following my dreams in making a brand for my music. I see myself making a big name and building a career I can live off of for a lifetime. In ten years I will have multiple albums out, countless videos an mix tapes, an I will have traveled the world by then. The work never stops but it’s not work if you love it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
SAY J: My fans can get a hold of me on all major social networking sites. Facebook.com/therealsayj Twitter @therealsayj Instagram @therealsayj Soundcloud.com/therealsayj Reverbnation.com/sayj Youtube.com/poormanent Bosstanation.net and my email email@example.com You can get my latest album “Worth The Wait” on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify an many more online distributors!
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