Jayy Grams gives hope to all anyone who’s stuck in the trenches with dreams of making it out. Hailing from Baltimore, a city with a crabs-in-the-bucket mentality, the 20-year-old found music to be his calling. Coming up as one-third of rap group LOWFi, Jayy is a breath of fresh air with his clever wordplay and real-life storytelling over heartfelt beats. Losing his father at the young age of 6, it was at 9 years old when he’d write his first rap.
Most recently, Jayy released his debut album titled Every Gram Counts, via Cinematic Music Group. Catching the attention of Johnny Shipes is only the beginning, as Jayy plans to drop 3 more projects this year alone.
King Ice caught up with Jayy who was locked in the studio in New York with Smoke DZA, doing what he loves to do most: record.
How much drip you got on?
I’m not even a jewelry dude. I have this dog tag from my father. I had the Cinematic chain, but they wanted to wait for me to drop another project. They want me to really get my foot in the door before I can get another chain. I’d fuck around and get a LOWFi chain if anything.
Do you feel like being an artist you have to wear jewelry?
A little bit. Maybe when you start out for real. Eventually, I’ll come up with a couple chains. They’ve established a little place in society. You don’t have to if you really don’t want to. It definitely gives you that image quicker, but I’m just not really a jewelry person.