Jay Hunnah shows that he’s ‘Fully Fokused’ on music with new EP
SAVANNAH, GA – Jay Hunnah is tired of Hip Hop fans sleeping on the signature sound of the South. As a Georgia-based artist with a unique sound and style, this young up-and-coming musician is on a mission to bring attention to the high quality and genuine fun of the Southern sound. He’s ready to break through, and his new EP “Fully Fokused” is testament to that motivation. One of the three projects he’s released over the past year, “Fully Fokused” is the kind that makes an undeniable statement.
“I wanted fans and listeners to know I’m fully focused on music,” Jay said. “This is a project that’s filled with tracks that were spawned from that time of me trying to get focused. It features eight tracks with different vibes – whatever vibe you want to feel, it’s on there. There are aggressive songs and laid-back songs and dance songs … it’s so much better than a traditional tape. I’m showing so many different lanes.”
Jay has been making music from as early as kindergarten when he wrote his very first song. Born and raised in Darlington County Byrdstown, South Carolina, he had a tumultuous childhood that started with the passing of his father and continued after his mother was incarcerated. He and his sister were taken from the home and raised by an aunt who stepped up because she didn’t want to see the siblings separated and put into foster care. Young Jay remembers harrowing times as a kid – witnessing his mother overdosing twice and seeing things on the streets that no child should ever have to witness.
“The best way for me to express myself and let out some of this bottled up energy was through music,” he said. “Even at a young age, I was able to put words together. I didn’t ever play sports because I always wanted to do music. I’m 23 now and I’ve been making music since I was in kindergarten. And over all that time, I’ve been working on my sound and getting better and better. Today, I’m putting out quality stuff in the studio with a team.”
Jay said he’s been inspired as an artist by some of the great Southern artists of Hip Hop – musicians like Lil Wayne, T.I., Boosie Badazz, and Big K.R.I.T., just to name a few. He also said he has studied artists from both the East and West Coasts and said his biggest influences are any artists who are great lyricists.
“At the end of the day, I want to be known for making great music,” he said. “I’m not just a rapper, I’m an artist. I can make great music on any beat – Rock, Country, Hip Hop, R&B. I’m just a great artist who is easy to work with, who cares about what’s going on in the world and community, and is real genuine.”
“Fully Fokused” is currently available across all streaming platforms under the Whole Team Eating independent label. Jay said he’s also working on a new single that he’s tentatively calling “Save Our Kids” that will shed light on the human trafficking issue around the world. He plans to release that single in the next month or two.
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“Fully Fokused” EP
“Fully Fokuzed” Single