Vision of the Future: Q&A with Jay The Kidd

DZI: The Voice


Canadian Hip Hop may have its next rising star in rapper/producer Jay The Kidd. The 18-year-old Toronto native began teaching himself to play piano at age six, and seven years later transferred his musical talents to production. Eventually he tried his hand at rapping as well.

Earlier this year Jay released his self-produced debut project Visions. The 11-track free mixtape, which features appearances by Pharaoh and Fisher Kay, is the world’s introduction to the young visionary. Further get to know Jay The Kidd in this DZI: The Voice Q&A.

Yohance Kyles: When did you discover your voice as an artist?

Jay The Kidd: I was 15 when I really started sitting down and writing songs. They didn’t rhyme and were off beat, so they pretty much sucked. At the time my voice was already deep as hell, and I didn’t like that, so I tried my hardest to lighten…

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