Interview: Super Saiyan Jay

Hip-hop artist Super Saiyan Jay is an up and coming rapper on the scene, having recently released the song, Keep It Direct. If you’re a fan of all things rap/hip-hop, then make sure you listen to the song at the end of this interview!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled Keep It Direct, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the song?

For my song Keep It Direct, I wanted to have fun on a bouncy and catchy beat, while at the same time addressing a few things I deal with in my day to day. But this is a good fun spirited song overall. Nothing too personal.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The pandemic hasn’t stopped much of my work other than performing. Other than that, I’m still writing, recording and creating music.

You released an EP titled Greatest Combination last year. What can you tell us about the EP?

Greatest Combination is a collaboration project between King Dev and I. It’s an EP of 5 songs and the two of us clash our styles together. As people always say we collaborate well with one another, thus the name being, Greatest Combination. I was just really focused on more hard hitting music for that EP. But better ones are to come.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

I absolutely plan on releasing more singles in the near future. I have a song coming out some time in September and hopefully more later in the calendar year. We’ll see how I feel about the releases.

Have you started writing for another EP or an album?

I have a lot of archived songs that are finished. I haven’t put most of them together yet.
Once I do I’ll definitely have a lot of project music coming out.

Your music contains elements of rap and trap music. What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

I have a plethora of influences musically, it’s hard to pick from just one. As far as what I’ve been listening to recently: Burna Boy, Lucky Daye, EarthGang, etc.

You’re based in Florida. What is the music scene like in your part of the world? Are you influenced by your surroundings?

The music scene is dope, I would just like for it to expand more for the dope artists that are down here. There’s a lot of talent that I see that doesn’t get enough shine even though they deserve it. I’m definitely influenced. I’m competitive, so it pushes my work ethic and drive to do better.

Do you have any tour dates lined up in the UK?

I do not have any tour dates lined up for the UK. If anyone has a way for me to set that up, I would be honoured to jump at the opportunity.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

What people can expect is a lot of energy. I’m very energetic and passionate when I perform.
Plus I do my best to provide good music when I put my sets together. I’m just a fan who gets a chance to be on stage so I would want to give them the best performance I’d expect if I were to go see someone else.

Any last words for the fans?

To my fans, new and current. I am more than thankful and appreciative for each and every one of y’all that come through to give me the platform to provide music for you. As an artist coming out of West Palm Beach, FL, I am beyond thankful.