In the early years, he began rapping and making beats in his dad's home studio. Growing up in the 90s, Justin gravitated towards the rising hip-hop movement, not knowing that he also had a knack for singing. At age 12, he began learning the piano. Learning how to play the piano opened his world to R & B production. Making R & B music allowed Jay to find his voice; he began to participate in school plays and choirs. In hopes to build his musical skills, he also learned the bass, played drums in the marching band and played piano in church.
College was a turning point for Jay. At Full Sail University, he learned how to engineer and work in a professional recording studio. However, the best part of going away to college, were the connections he built. He began writing R & B and Dance music for local artist. His continuous effort led to him producing and writing music for major artists and TV shows such as Keke Palmer and Bad Girls Club.
Currently, while still pursuing a career as a hit songwriter and producer, he has found his personal sound as an artist. Because Jay has experience in different styles, he pushes genre limits. His music often features elements of Soul, Jazz, R&B and Funk music.