We talk to Chuck Jay an upcoming artist coming out of Pomona, California!
So coming out of Pomona, California what inspired you and got you into music?
As a kid my dad would always play Prince when I went to work with him and he was teaching me how to pop lock.
The music would stick in my head and I was 3 years old being help up to the mirror making my own combo moves to battle him that’s when music really got in my head and my mother’s best friend made me a copy of Michael Jackson’s moon walker and Grease 2 and I would watch them for days on end and one day I just began to sing along and when the music would cut off I would just keep singing
Growing up I was shy I didn’t sing from 8 to 13 once I was introduced to choir in high school from my good friend J.Nolden who iam still friends with today after that I learned how to sing with proper technique. I didn’t learn the concept of song writing until I was 18 and learning myself to make songs around the same time ( Crank that ) was popular I made the song called Crank that slow grind lmao .
I see you have a track called say my name? Is it a tribute to destiny child in a way?
Yes it is a tribute to destiny child I wanted to make my own version of it and and. If their hook it was a fun process especially since the Grammy winning producer Dj looney tunes produced the track
What are your main influences in music?
My main influences in music were Michael Jackson , Prince , Egyptian lover , roger and zap the dream and Neyo
How did the name Chuck Jay come about?
My father gave me the name when I was kid and at the time I was transitioning from
My stage name Mason Leon I wanted to be close to home and be myself
What are your plans for the future?
I continue on working on taking my brand main stream and my label as well plus working on my career as a song writer as well
Check out Chuck Jays soundcloud and keep a look out for upcoming songs!
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