Exclusive Interview: Award Winning Singer and Songwriter Jay Lyriq

By: Willie Beamon
Published: Apr 16, 2022

Photo Description and Credit:

For over a decade Jay Lyriq has been the music industry’s most powerful weapon. He came in swinging as a songwriter and eventually took a step forward to be the face of his music. His talent has got him next to the industries most powerful musicians as well as crowning him a multi-platinum and multi-gold award winning singer and songwriter. You might’ve heard him through his frequent collaborations with artist T-Pain or the Jay Leno Show, The Jimmy Kimmel M Show, 50th Grammy Awards Show. Jay-Lyriq’s vocals proceeded to be featured on T-Pain’s Epiphany & Three Ringz, along with co-writing accreditation for songs entitled “Tallahassee Love, 69, Tipsy, and Reality Show.” As Jay-Lyriq talent progressed he co-wrote and performed for the movie, “Step Up 2” featured song, “In the Club” Jay -Lyriq has teamed up with T-Pain co-writing the new single “UP DOWN”. He has worked with Grammy, Platinum, Gold award winning producers and artists such as Jim Johnson, Dave “Preach” Balfor, T -Pain, Jimi Kendrix, Geo Hall, Luxx Durty, Don Destin, Musiq Soulchild , Raheem DeVaughn , Sammie, Yung Joc, T-Pain, MYA, Trey Songs, Usher, Bow Wow, Tay Dizm, Sophia Fresh, Flo -Rida, Chilli (TLC), Short Mack, Gorilla Joe Young, and Don Dinero, just to name a few.

Jay’s music journey doesn’t end in the early 2000’s though. These days his name is still circulating the internet and his fans are always craving new music from him. As an independent solo R&B artist Jay Lyriq’s hard work is paying off. His single “Summertime” featuring Tay Dizm has over 110K views and is produced by Geo Hall. “She different” produced by RD Muzik and Big Hack has reached over 50k views. Jay Lyriq is currently working on his upcoming EP. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with the music icon and we have the full interview here. Check it out!

WILLIE: Hey Jay, how are you doing? So what are we promoting this time around? I know you’ve been in the game for so long and it’s so good to hear that you are still going hard.

JAY: Yeah, The “Summertime” record and “She Different” record. It has over 20,000 views on it. I also have a lyric video that has 54,000 views. So people are really checking for my music. We are really just pushing. We are working on the EP and working with different artists. I actually had a session in Nashville yesterday so I am really grinding.