Houston’s Hip-hop artist Baby Jay is back with his highly anticipated sophomore CD “Luv & Respect”! Since 2004, he has been creating a new movement in the hip-hop/rap industry and continues to make a positive impact in the lives of millions of youth throughout the country. He has been performing professionally since the age of 13 and has some great accomplishments in eight years with the support of fans, friends, non-profits and his manager. Some of his accolades include becoming the first rapper and youngest to receive the key to the city of Houston or in the country, three official city proclamations, a certificate of special congressional recognition, officially inducted into the Latin Grammys tour bus exhibit along the side of all the top Latin acts in the world and received a World Peace Award as a gift by Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul & Mary”. In 2006, Baby Jay became the student ambassador for Peter Yarrow’s international education foundation, Operation Respect, to collaborate with combating bullying in schools across the country. In 2007, his debut CD “Keepin It Real” which was released independently thru Roland Entertainment, is fulfilling its purpose which is to provide youth, educators, administrators and parents with songs about non-violence, teen pregnancy, saying no to drugs, inspirational, staying in school, relationships and the first ever anti-bullying rap song “Don’t Laugh at Me”. His new 2013 song “Respect”, which is also translated in Spanish “Respeto” are also garnering accolades throughout the anti-bullying community.
It all has not been easy for Baby Jay as he has had to overcome family obstacles with the divorce of his parents at a young age, being bullied while attending school and the constant incarceration of his two older brothers which both of them dropped out of high school. Baby Jay takes his personal life experiences and uses it in a positive way to fuel his creativity with his music and proves to kids that if he can do it then they can too! Baby Jay’s musical career is on the right path and on beat with a young audience who have caught on with this innovative and positive spin on rap yet emphasizes the importance of education. In 2007, a top energy company in Texas took notice of Baby Jay and the relationship became the first partnership between a hip-hop recording artist/record label to educate youth about the importance of energy conservation. In 2008, Baby Jay was invited by the Latin Grammys to speak to high school students along with other top Latin acts and was officially inducted into the Latin Grammys tour bus exhibit and that same year became the first Latino rapper in the country to receive the key to the city of Houston! In 2009, Baby Jay became the first to graduate high school from his family and became first generation college student. Per Baby Jay’s college Chancellor, during his freshman year of college he received the honor to speak to over 1,000 professors about his life, career and why he continues his college education while pursuing his professional rap career! In Nov. 2011, his college Chancellor invited him again. In early 2011, he made his debut college performance at Dartmouth College and recently was invited by the Grammys organization (Texas Chapter) to headline Fort Hood’s concert for military children for his second appearance!
Baby Jay has opened up for acts like Raven Symone from the TV show “That’s So Raven”, Soulja Boy, B5, Omarion, Coolio, Young MC and Twista to name a few! In 2010, 2011 & 2012 Baby Jay continues to perform and make special appearances including his first school tour in Georgia and co-headlining the city of Houston’s official New Year’s Eve event with over 25,000 people present and ABC 13 receiving a 10.5 TV rating! What a great way it was to bring in the New Year with Baby Jay’s positive message and innovative hip-hop music! Shortly after, his independent sophomore soft CD release party of “Luv & Respect” took place at “House of Blues”! On April 4, 2012, Baby Jay became a spokesperson along with Houston former Mayor Annise Parker, former Houston Texan’s player James Casey for an education initiative in partnership with non-profits, colleges and universities in Houston area! On July 26, 2012, Baby Jay was invited to perform and kick off the 2012 Junior Olympics and to officially close the ceremonies on August 2nd! Baby Jay kicked off the 2013 New Year with his 1st Flint, MI school tour and completed his 13th New York school tour in June 2013! Also in June 2013, Baby Jay was nominated as a finalist for Houston’s Best Solo Rapper! Baby Jay continues to stay focus and inspires and motivates young people! His new CD is now available digitally on many sites including Itunes & on his website www.BabyJayMusic.com