Today we’d like to introduce you to Judah Gay.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Judah. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My story begins here in Atlanta where my parents met during the 1996 Olympics. Though I was born in Cleveland, Ohio I was raised here in Georgia since the age of six. Growing up I always had a love for music. I would play by ear on my Dad’s Casio keyboard at five and later joined my school band at 11 years old. I loved school and always had good grades. Listening to the advice of the adults in my life, I thought I would grow up and become a doctor or a lawyer. It wasn’t until about junior year that I knew I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to music.
Has it been a smooth road?
The road for me has had bumps along the way. Like any journey in life, one of the toughest steps is usually the first. After hearing so many lectures from adults as I grow up, I quickly found a commonality in each anecdote. Every mentor of mine always regretted not believing in themselves. I almost fell victim to committing the same offense. It is easy for us to settle for what we don’t want to provide ourselves with the things we need.
The biggest challenge I have faced so far has been losing my car in a really bad accident. While attending Full Sail University in Winterpark, Florida I totaled my 2001 Toyota Camry on a weekend trip back home. Because I was in an accelerated 2o-month degree program, it was rare that I got to travel back to Atlanta to see friends and family. Usually, I took the trip at 6 am after a good night of sleep. This time was different. I was both excited and anxious to go home and couldn’t sleep so I left at 2 am instead of at 6. 2 hours after being on the road I fell asleep behind the wheel and the rest is history. Though no serious injuries, this accident changed my life drastically. I missed two months of school until finally, my mom gave me her car so that I could go back and finish. Despite the crash, I graduated in 2017 and I still have yet to replace my car.
Tell us more about your work.
I am a 22 year music producer and artist. I make hip-hop/rap, r&b, and also pop music. I have a bachelor’s of science in music production and have been making music for just about a decade. After making connections at Full Sail, a year or so after graduation I got my first placement with YSL, a record label founded by Young Thug. Since then, I have been producing other artists while also creating music of my own.
My greatest achievement so far has been the release of my first project “Prophxcy I” available on all major streaming services. This was a great accomplishment for me considering that I am a completely independent artist. I did everything! I did the graphics, produced and wrote each song, and even mix&mastered it.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
In the last ten years, music has gone from cd players to playlist. I imagine in the next 10 years the industry will experience even more changes due to the advancement of technology. Though innovation has negatively affected some aspects of the music business, I am optimistic that the future is bright. We will be introduced to new and cooler ways to consume and produce the music we love.
- Beat (liscense) – $100
- Beat (exclusive rights) – $1000
- Features- negotiated
- Studio time – $35 an hour
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Instagram.com/prophxtmusic
- Facebook: Facebook.com/thatawkwardkid
- Twitter: Twitter.com/prophxtmusic
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