Jay King, The King of Kings

Jay King

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Jay King was born and raised in Gifford, Florida in the Victory Park Apartments. At a young age, King realized that he had exceptional writing abilities and that writing poetry was becoming a favorite past time. Artists such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, and 2 Pac, have inspired Jay. While music has always been his passion, he found other outlets to a better life that he wanted, including football. King’s athletic ability provided a means to escape a world of poverty and drugs to pursue a higher education. He committed to the University of Kentucky to play college football in 2006 and swore to use the opportunity to later become a vessel that would reach back to his community and provide some type of assistance. After just two seasons with the Wildcats King faced a career ending heart surgery, and with a son on the way, King made a decision to not accept this as his downfall, but to use it as a stepping-stone for something greater. He decided to pursue a music career, rather than turning back to the street life he worked so hard to escape.

After recording his first studio recording “Area Codes,” he submitted the track to Slipnslide Records’ A&R person Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, who immediately entered Jay King into the Slipnslide On Da Grind contest for upcoming artists (November 2, 2009). From that point on Jay King realized that music could be the platform he needed to put him back on his road to success. With relentless ambition and unshakeable persistence, King made a lifetime goal to become one of the greatest artist to ever make music.

You can check out Jay King on his website THATSJAYKING.COM and on SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/kingofkings772.

Jay King – Comin Up

Jay King – I’m Me Remix

Kentucky Football Player Turns Downfall Into Music Empire

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