Artist Interview: Pay Daye
Tell us about yourself and your music
Pay Daye which means Pretty Amazing Why Don’t Ask Why Extrodinaire was born on September 5, 1986, in Manhattan,NY.
He’s the only boy out of 6 girls, four younger, two older. Pay Daye believes rap is his calling, he’s been rapping since the age of 4. His top five favorite Musical influences are Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill and Eminem. Pay Daye went to a High School called Graphic Arts in Manhattan,NY where Havoc and Prodigy from Mobb Deep first met. Queen Latifah also attended the same high school. Pay Daye is a breath of fresh air, and with his outstanding skills in Literature he can actually rhyme to any beat don’t matter the genre. He’ll make a written verse sound like he’s freestyling, so when he actually freestyles it sounds like hes written lyrics down during the spur of the moment. He has a unique smooth sound with personality when he raps. He’s also related to Harelm’s rapper Black Rob which was once apart of P.Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release is my EP titled Pay Check that i drop under my label called H Kamittee.
Pay check is 100% raw hip-hop/rap the most well rounded album/ep to date. Pay Check is expressing of self. My Latest release isnt on soundcloud, but it is on other platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Napster, Itunes, and Google Play. Part of my mixtape titled H kamittee can be found on SoundCloud.
What inspired you to write this release?
I was inspired by the hip hop culture and my good friend and famous rapper Charles Hamilton.
Any plans to release a video?
I Released a video titled Play 2 Call (Way 2 Ball) which is the first track on the ep/album.
Any plans to hit the road?
Im in the middle of doing shows i just had a show with Jadakiss july 13, 2017. I had a show with Phresher april 13, 2017, and in addition I had a show with DJ Kay Slay may 11, 2017.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I’m the boy next door from Manhattan I’m straight 5th ave. city slicker. I’ve travel outside the states before but this is home.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I’ve been listing to Fetty Wap, and Cardi B
Tell us about your passions
Stocks and Basketball
What else is happening next in your world?
Im very into acting im currently in talks with one of Ruff Ryders Records owners Dee.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Izea!
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