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GhostBoy Jay$ee is putting Austin on the hip hop community's radar with his innovative musical style and explosive live performances. From his first childhood memories of listening to his father freestyle in their Maryland home, Ghostboy Jay$ee instinctively knew that hip hop was his calling. Having spent his life studying the artists who preceded him, Jay$ee’s music pays homage to Tupac Shakur, A Tribe Called Quest and Tory Lanez while maintaining itself as truly genuine and unique. Armed with lyrical complexity, diverse subject matter, and pristine beat production, he challenges himself to create music he feels is important, music that resonates with those who have struggled.
Jay$ee's latest album release, Target On Me 2, depicts the artist's continuing evolution with a greater sense of maturity and purpose. His vocal maneouverings dance around the production in ways that feel completely fresh and new. Complimenting each track's unique structure are deliberate lyrics ranging from playful to self-reflective. Target On Me 2 has been chosen as one of 'The 100 Best Austin Albums of 2019' by the esteemed Austin Chronicle.
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