EBC: I’m here with London rapper/singer/songwriter, A S Jay, how has everything been man?
A S Jay: Everything is good B, just trying to get things together for this EP really. I work a job to keep my dreams alive so things have been hectic lately.
EBC: So you have a new project coming out called, “020-16”, what can we expect from this EP?
A S Jay: A lot of vibe, vibe as in this EP is based around being in love, not being in love and a lot of different emotions really. This is my first project plus my creative process was like based around that vibe.
EBC: I’ve never been to Europe, but I’ve heard that the hip-hop scene is very strong there. How has this affected you as an artist?
A S Jay: As an artist London primarily has influenced me a lot. I mean you gota come down and feel that vibe. Hip hop scene yes it’s too dope here plus Grime is making waves all over the world. I love Grime and I wish I could do it but I can’t, It’s too hard for me so I try to stick to my lane. R&b , hip hop and that. Artists like Skepta, Stormzy, Krept and Konan influence me a lot and I am blessed to be a part of the city and to witness the scene here.
EBC: So I noticed most of your idols are American rappers, but one name stood out. Yanni. He’s a great performer. How has he inspired you as an artist?
A S Jay: My dad used to play a lot of Yanni when I was a kid. So he has influenced me a lot in terms of making melodies. I mean his music says so much as in theres no vocals on there but it just does something to your soul.
EBC: How did you get the name A S Jay?
A S Jay: Very randomly, I was walking home from my Uni lectures a while back and this name A S Jay- A soulful Jaywalker came to my head. So I was like, yea its dope I like it.
EBC: So 2016 is almost over and we’ve had a lot of good music come out so far. What’s your favourite project that’s been released this year?
A S Jay: I can’t pick one I am sorry lol but for me it’s a tie between Drake – Views, Kanye west- The Life of Pablo and Skepta- Konnichiwa
EBC: So besides the Ep you got coming out what else can we expect from A S Jay in the near future?
A S Jay: A lot of music and a lot more soulful vibes coming. Different issues Different me may be I might go a little political who knows.
EBC: Let the people know where they can find your music and where they can get at you.
A S Jay: You can get me at the following: Twitter (@eddyasjay), Facebook (ASJaymusic), Instagram (as_jay), SoundCLoud (ASJaymusic). Thanks!!!
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