Aspiring and upcoming Detroit artist Stoner JAYs, formally known as Jay-Cro was originally born in Atlanta, GA but was moved to Detroit during his toddler years. Jay’s passion for music was heavily influenced by a family that greatly appreciated music. Jay’s mother raised him on a wide range of music. From hip-hop and rock n’ roll, to reggae and classical. His grandmother, aunties and uncles are gifted in singing. Plus he has cousins that share his devotion for hip-hop as well. Besides family influences, Jay is inspired by artists such as MC Hammer, Tupac, Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Jeezy, T.I., Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Fabolous and Eminem. These artists not only led Jay to be the rapper he is today, but they encouraged him to become a genuine emcee.
Stoner JAYs style is a mixture of persuasive similes and metaphors. His music is crafted through lyricism, word play and everyday life experiences. Jay’s overall outlook on music is that it should never be made for one specific crowd. “Music is my life so I try to make music that everyone can feel and relate to. Real hip-hop tells no fake stories so I don’t rap about what I don’t know. I try to find a happy-medium for entertainment purposes but when it comes to my music… What you hear is what you get.”