Jay & Tay Release Single “No More”
Jay Lyriq and Tay Dizm, former recording artists for T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment, are premiering their single "No More." The song is the second track from their forthcoming "Jay & Tay" EP.
Produced by GRAMMY Award winning and multi platinum songwriter Jimi Kendrix (Jay Z, 50 Cent, Patti LaBelle), "No More" perfectly mixes Jay's Hard-N-B vocals, Tay's engaging, raspy flow and Kendrix's soothing, knocking production. "No More" is about exes who claim they are over but continue to hook-up when they've been drinking.
"No More" follows Jay & Tay's summertime jam "Work N Play" released last June. The artists who became friends and began working together while signed to T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment are finishing their self-titled EP due this Spring. Tay describes the music as "Real rap, real R&B, real situations. Definitely feel good music. It's just us being ourselves."
While Jay Lyriq and Tay Dizm continue to work as solo artists as well, Jay says their "Jay & Tay" project will fill a void in the R&B and hip hop space. "There's no one doing anything like this," he says. "The rap songs now are more melody driven, not like the rap from back in the day. Tay's coming. He's rapping and I'm singing. As long as we come with the right material, everybody will enjoy it."
The video (starring Sharon Brown, directed by Gregg Bell and produced by Ty Williams, RD Multimedia and Filmrat Productions) adds a twist. Jay & Tay are unknowingly seeing with the same woman. "We used the same girl because it happens," Tay says. "You can look at a lot of people's situations. It's just life. When you on that drank it definitely wipes away the sins but when you're sober you don't really see anything in that person."
About Jay Lyriq
Born James Cohen, Jr., the Tallahassee, Fl native collaborated with T-Pain for many years, co-writing and singing on songs "Tallahassee Love," "69," "Tipsy," and "Reality Show" from T-Pain's gold albums "Epiphany" and "Thr33 Ringz." Their song "Up Down (Do This All Day)" featuring B.o.B. from "T-Pain Presents Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits" album has been certified platinum. Lyriq also co-wrote and sang on "Lives in da Club" for the "Step Up 2" soundtrack.
Lyriq has performed alongside T-Pain on the BET Awards, BET's 106 & Park, The Jay Leno Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and worked with numerous other platinum producers (Jim Johnson, Dave "Preach" Balfor and Jimi Kendrix) and major recording artists Trey Songz, Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Flo Rida, among others.
About Tay Dizm
Tay Dizm, born Artavious Smith, spent most of his youth growing up in foster homes. When he was 18, he located his biological father and moved to Gainesville, FL to live with his family. His two brothers taught him how to rap and the three recorded mixtapes, fueling Tay's interest in a music career. In pursuit of more opportunities, he moved to the larger city of Tallahassee and eventually met native T-Pain. He became T-Pain's onstage hypeman and was featured on the song "Dance Floor" from T-Pain's debut album "Rappa Ternt Sanga" and later appeared on "Yo Stomach" from T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany." In 2008, Dizm was among the first artists signed to T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment. He released his solo debut "Beam Me Up" that summer.
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