Telling us all about the concept behind his new album and all the vibes in his hometown of Atlanta, Jay Activist delves deeper into his craft and shows us his hunger inside Point to Prove. Inspired by J. Cole and keeping things to the point, we find a confident creative who is ready for whatever is next in this fickle game.
We appreciate your time Jay. Where in the world are you based and who is your favourite artist of all time?
Jay: I’m based in Atlanta, Georgia and my favorite artist of all time is J. Cole.
Please tell us more about your latest release Point to Prove and the creative/production process behind it and do you feel like your sound has evolved?
Jay: I consider Point to Prove my stamp into the music industry. While this isn’t my first project, it checks off so many boxes of points I feel like I needed to prove as Jay Activist. I can do more then just rap on a song with my growing singing ability, but also produce and engineer a good sound.
What does this album mean to your brand?
Jay: This album defines my brand as the playa that put his words in a smooth way.
If you could play live on any stage in the world, where would it be and who would be on the lineup?
Jay: It would be Statefarm arena in Atlanta with acts such as Drake, J Cole, and Smino.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Jay: “Don’t take advice from people who aren’t successful”.
Where are the hot spots to you catch live music with meaning in your local area?
Jay: Definitely Apache in Atlanta or college campuses such as Georgia State University or Kennesaw State University.
Last, if you have the keys to the music industry, how would you change it?
Jay: I would make things fairer to artists and change the ecosystem to where people don’t have to sell out to be successful.
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Interview by Llewelyn Screen