MRC Artist Spotlight: Young Jai
Young Jai sees dance as a integral part of his music. The hip hop artist has been a supporter and promoter of Memphis jookin’ for years. He has captured many of the acts with his camera and formed relationships with some of the city’s top dancers. Here in the River City, Jai has been a favorite when jookers to showcase their moves.
Young Jai is making his own moves in the rap game with his new album, Art Official, which dropped this week digitally with Island/Def Jam South. Young Jai first gained international notoriety through his DVD release and YouTube video, Memphis Jookin Vol. 1 which featured his raps over the best “jook” street dancers in Memphis. The compilation helped revive the jookin’ dance style while giving Jai a platform for his raps. He later released his mixtape, The Memphis Makeover on the heels of its success. Art Official marks Young Jai’s first album for digital distribution with Island/Def Jam South. The mixtape’s first single, “Aye Boo” is being promoted heavily nationally to club and radio dj’s by Hittmenn Dj’s as well as Core Dj’s.
Young Jai will host a CD release and jookin’ session at Club Elements on Tuesday March 20th.