Check out I2G’s exclusive interview with Jay Tablet.
I2G is here with Jay Tablet, how’s it going?
Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in hip hop and who are some of your musical influences.
(I started free styling at parties back in 2000 and gradually made my way into writing and recording around 2002. I was influenced by the artist around me a lot. I grew up all over the west coast but a mostly Central Valley CA / Tracy CA and listened to a lot of 2pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Hieroglyphics, Mac Dre, Living Legends, ect.)
You recently dropped your new video All Fours. Tell me a little bit about the video and how it came together for you.
(I had the song done before my kid was born, but it took a while to get in the mind state to make a visual and have time to push a single. So I planned to just shoot random shots during a family trip down to Palm Desert..with a 3 month new born… I didn’t expect the trip to end up with the outcome it did. I met up randomly with a friend Joel Cecil from Sunstroke Entertainment and shot a couple hours worth of footage around the area I was staying. Then shot some spots of the Desert X art out there and edited when I got back home (Bend Oregon).
Do you currently have a mixtape or album in the works?
I have songs that Ive made and/ or making but nothing planned as far as “Singles” or “Albums” this was just a fun project to test myself after a little bit away from the scene.
What are your current thoughts on the state of hip hop?
(Hiphop is alive and well.)
What is currently playing on your playlist musically?
(I listen to everything from Hiphop to R&B from Classic Rock to Blues.
Currently Im listening Drake, Dj Khalid, Kiiara, 6LACK, Halsey, Damian Marley, Alex Ebert and Anik Khan are my last plays on my iTunes ahahah.)
Do you have any shows or tour dates?
Plans for a late summer tour through the west coast but mostly work off this fatherhood thing and securing that bag! I got a lot of production projects and some dope collar work dropping soon!
What is your website information?
Tweets by jaytablet
Appreciate the interview, any last words or shout outs?
Shout out to the ZONKEDOUT family and all the true ones out there. I got a lot more coming.