Em Jay Get Your Focus Back Skip to main content

Em Jay Get Your Focus Back





Em Jay was born in Lake Charles LA, the 2nd eldest of four children who all had fathers except him. Mother was more interested in the street life and fast times than raising children thus he's always felt cursed at birth.  Days & Weeks would go by without seeing his mother thus when she passed when he was 5 he went to live to with his grandmother who instilled the Fear of God, Retribution, Sacrifice and offered Order in his Chaos.  Residing by the railroad tracks he envisioned how far he could take them to reach a better life, then his Grandmother died.  His brothers and sisters had fathers so he was taken in by his Aunt who eventually moved to Houston for a better life. During this time is when Em Jay began to bounce around among family and learned from the streets how to be a man...still wanting to get away. Once he made his mind up he finally left because he had nothing, no one to provide for him being that he was living with family, not parents, in a two bedroom home with 8 children two women and he was the only male. He decided that they would be better off if he left to provide for his himself.




East Houston, The Eastside, is where Em Jay cut his teeth, packed his piece and sold them streets while consistently thinking about those rail road tracks and how far from the Million Dollar strip aka Federal Road his true talent could take him. On these streets he became known for his lyrical ability, demeanor and style. It wasn't until he hooked up with Shadow Black of Black House Productions that he finally found the conductor to create the tracks to allow his words, thoughts, emotions and insight to be connected together to move along the rails.



"Dat Funky Hood Sh!T" released in 2006 sold well on the Underground circuit as his wordplay, metaphorical systematic flows meshed his love of Hip Hop, Houston & Hog Legs (yeah you have to ask him about that reference!). His "Coon Dog Niggaz" track is widely played within Underground circles to this day ~ Classic! 



During this same time Em Jay was featured on the "Dat Fire" and the "Weed Food & Gas" Compilations all released independently which included tracks by Bun-B & K-Rino to name a few.  Then came along the opportunity which has made Em Jay a household name outside of Houston...InsanAsylum Productions (I.A.P.)



Em Jay joined forces with I.A.P. to create the classic mixtape "Whatchu Talkin Bout VOL I" which blew up as it was a project that squarely placed Em Jay as one of the top MCs of the South not only Houston; it can be heard on Mixcloud.com.  Following the nationwide recognition Em Jay stayed with I.A.P. to create this 2nd studio project "Coon Dog" which is available now and includes the singles "Focus", "Any Nigga"/"Anybody (Radio Edit)" and "No Time Fo' Trippin'" all three different types of vibes and styles further accentuating the finesse with which he holds the chrome.



2016 ~ NOW ~ Em Jay is featured once again on I.A.P.'s "Whatchu Talkin' Bout VOL II" mixtape and is currently working on his 3rd Studio Project which will include collabs with Montega Brix, E-Dawg, Psyco Sid, Sax Player Kyle Turner, Bassist Funky Fingas and others plus completing a Hip Hop remix of Flutist Ragan Whitside's "Funkuation" to feature E-Dawg as well.



Em Jay is now the conductor of the engine that pulls the cargo through tracks to destinations that make Amtrak jealous.  Jump on board, the train has left the station.





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Is Bitcoin a safe situation? Please be aware!

  With internet and online chat rooms mushrooming everywhere over the years, advance fee scam or 419 scam as it is called with name being derived from Nigerian Penal Code se ction that covers this crime, has claimed more  and more  victims of financial fraud.  Earlier  scammers demanded money but with the existence of  Cryptocurrency , scammers are preferring to demand that as  cryptocurrency  transactions are difficult to track.  Bitcoin  is most popular  cyrptocurrency .  With curiosity and craze surrounding  Bitcoin , today more scammers are luring victims by talking about  Bitcoin  trading after developing a rapport with them via friendly or romantic conversations.   The time that scammers spent then and now to chat with victims is an investment whose return would be victim losing money to scammer if he/she blindly believes what the scammer says.  They request s mall amount via money transfer. If they can arouse the compassion of a victim with a sob stor y, many times they also suc

Michelle Rose Exclusive Interview

  Q:  What's it like growing up in Mpls?   Does the city have interesting stories about Prince?     A:  I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it.  Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis.  I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows.     Prince put us on the map for music.  I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota.  I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories.  I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around

Planet Of Rhythm Exclusive interview

  GCoulda you tell us what it's like being from L.A.?   LA is a great city for music, like any other large city.   Of course the downsides are things like traffic etc. but it is a wonderful place to create music, to hear music and experience great performances. Could you name the members in Planet of Rhythm and the roles they play? Doug Hafford (me): songwriter, singer, guitar Greg Thomas: Producer Rhythm Guitar, Bass, backup vocals Chad McKinsey: Producer, Drums, Guitar, backup vocals Juliet Roberts: Lead and backup vocals (what a talent she is) Elliott Jason: Lead Guitars Jorge Orellana:  Bass, Sax    Who inspired you guys to make electric blues rock music; is it something you guys just have in common?   The music comes from our love of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s style rockers.   Of course much of that was inspired by earlier artists such as Robert Johnson, or Howlin’ Wolf etc.  We love the simplicity mixed with great musical performances, overdriven guitars and a strong driving bea