Jay Aries Releases Debut Album ‘Aries Season’
Rapper Jay Aries releases his debut album ‘Aries Season’, hard-hitting Hip-Hop that shows his emotion, versatility and vision as an artist. We catch up with Jay Aries to find out more.
Tell us a bit about growing up in El Dorado, Arkansas. and how that influenced the music you make?
Growing up in the East side of El Dorado aka Da Pound was fun. I was the neighborhood kid that was QUIET, bad, and pretty. I always hung with a lot females but and had a lot of male friends as well. El Dorado influences the music I make by keeping me humble, grounded, and down to earth to remember my roots and to never get beside nor outside myself.
You started writing music at the age 6 – which is incredibly young! What ignited this passion for writing and Hip-Hop?
I would see and hear my older brother writing, rapping, and singing songs that he wrote everyday. Then he would freestyle a lot and I would watch, BET ‘Rap City’ and would always try to be confident in my music like those up and coming artists and my brother.
Tell us a bit about your debut album ‘Aries Season’? What was the process behind creating it?
Aries Season’ is my 11 track debut mixtape project and it shows the embodiment of who I, Jay Aries is as an artist. The process behind creating it was very time consuming, a lot of hits and misses. I didn’t know why I was creating a project, I just know that I want the world to hear a different rapper who is silly, goofy, emotional, and not too serious all of the time.
The album touches on quite a few topics such as domestic violence, self-confidence, self esteem, drug usage and love. How important is it for you to use your music as a tool to speak up for the voiceless, or those who maybe struggling?
It’s important for me to use my music as a tool to speak up because a lot of artists are afraid to speak about personal things, but I’m not. And I wanted the world to know what I was going through while making the album and so they could get a sense of “I’m not alone, finally someone understands me”.
Are there any tracks on the album that are personal favourites of yours, or carry a personal meaning?
IT’S A ME is my favorite. It gives me that pretty boy hard boy vibe.
You have collaborated with quite a few people, is there anyone you want to shout out that really helped bring the project to life?
My manager Josh Lee aka TwoTokeSmoke, Last Atlantis, and Boomerang kid.
What else have you got coming out?
Merchandise, skin care line, and more Jay Aries music.
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