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Slim Gray AKA Big Jay

Posted by da Front Porch on Thursday, January 31, 2013 Under: Rappers
1. What are your social links


2. How did you get into music business?
I been doing music since before I could remember man, since my mother got me my 1st boom box and I figured how to record my voice on blank tapes.. I even took her old tapes, and pushed tissue in the top of them, and recorded over her joints with my own raps (and yeah, I got my ass whipped a few times for that lol) I was making mixtapes in middle school and selling them out my backpack in the 90's. So id say I got in to the business by the love I've always had for the sounds.


3. Tell us about your mixtape?
My latest tape called THE HUNGER..RELOADED AND REFOCUSED was written while I was in Iraq serving in the Army, the whole thing was written in a combat zone. I remember writing tracks while there was mortars being fired at our base, so that aspect of it has some uniqueness to it, I think. When I came home from my deployment, I was stationed in Honolulu ,Hawaii and thats where the tape was recorded, at Blueplanetsound.com. so the fact that it was written in a war zone and recorded in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, (in my mind) makes the tape one of a kind. After I was done recording I reached out to DJ JGREEN to host it for me, he blessed off on it and the rest is history. 


4. Where are you from?
STRAIGHT OUTA THE DMV. Frederick MD to be exact. S/O H-town and the whole 301, 240, 410, and 443

5. How do you choose your beats?
Man I spend hours and hours listening to beats, thousands of beats, and what i choose depends on my mood at that exact time,  like right now I'm gravitating towards that old school boom bap sound.... 

6. What artists inspire you?
As far as inspiration goes I could make this list a few pages... but if I had to pick 3 MCs I'd say 2pac, Ghostface, and Raekwon hands down.

7. Tell us about a week in your life?
At the moment I'm still an active duty soldier in the U.S. Army, So I'm up at 5am, running miles by 6:30am, training and leading my soldiers 24hours a day 7 days a week.... but every second of free time I manage to come by, I'm writing music, in the studio recording and mastering my craft.

8.Any shoutouts?
1st I gotta S/O Da Front Porch for the opportunity, INDIEKUSH.COM, FAT WHITE FILMS, THE WHOLE DMV, ALL THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, AND MARINES THAT GO OUT THE DOOR EVERYDAY NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL RETURN FOR OUR FREEDOMS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS LOCKED UP, WE LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL.

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