Strength like the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle that soars, a Griffin is the perfect representation of Jay Griffy. It is no surprise that is also where he got his name. Hailing from Castel Hill in the Bronx, Jay Griffy saw a lot of movement with his family as they struggled to live the American dream finally settling in New Jersey when Jay Griffy was a teenager.
Part of a strong movement known as JMW, Most Wanted in Jersey, it was this state that helped shape his sound while New York created his power. Growing up listening to tracks like â€œThe Bridge is Overâ€ and artists such as Eric B., Rakim, Kurtis Blow, DMX, and Run DMC, his musical career clearly started as a child in New York. Not only through listening but learning to play instruments like the piano.
Jay Griffy started writing music in high school as a hobby when his classesÂ couldnâ€™tÂ keep his attention. Writing raps quickly led to cyphers in the hall and that lead to the beginning of him as an artist.
In 2009 he teamed up with Exponent Entertainment based in Philadelphia. This propelled Jay Griffy more into the Philly scene and soon collaborations with artists like DJ NoPhrillz, SAP the Producer, Gillie Da Kid, Black Deniro, APEGANG, Nico the Beast, MIZ, E.Ness, and more quickly developed.
It was not long before Jay Griffy was getting notoriety on-line and started catching the attention of artists on the West Coast like St. Laz. It quickly became apparent that Jay Griffyâ€™s strength not only were in writing lyrics but assembling full tracks including strong hook writing and uncanny beat selection.
Then in 2010, Marlin Barrier head of the Sound Barrier Experience, a live multi-faceted band in Philadelphia, heard Jay Griffy. In a rare perfect moment, Jay Griffy got on stage with the Sound Barrier experience and it was of no surprise that Barrier asked Jay Griffy to stay as part of the band.
Now not only sought after to perform, producers and labels have been reaching out to Jay Griffy for his natural song writing ability and keen music knowledge. Soon everyone will get to see the complete package in his upcoming mixtapes â€œRising of the Donâ€ and â€œHitTape Volume 1â€. Simply put it is a based on real concepts and filled with a new cross breed of music. Also coming this year is the Sound Barrier Experience featuring Jay Griffy.