Jonas Yearby aka Jay Byrd, originally from Columbus, GA, started doing music at 11, posting mix tapes on Datpiff and recording singles. Jay has an online brand specifically catering to entrepreneurs and musicians called Fresh Image. The website which offers music and instrumentals can be found at www.freshimageonline.com. Jay Byrd and his production, The Mohracle, is self-funded, managed, promoted, and marketed.
Jay Byrd is currently promoting his single entitled “Entrepreneurship”, which has its key line in: “How you supposed to win if you can’t take a loss”. This multi-talented creator blends various musical influences that he hopes will keep him relevant and ahead of the future underground pack with his banging Trap rap.
Regardless of the success he achieves, Jay gives the impression that he will most likely maintain his devotion to his business ethic, which is defined by the word ‘entrepreneur’ itself – a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture, or rather, a person with considerable initiative.
Despite the overwhelming perception that the internet has allowed artists to flash and burn at record speeds, most of its greatest stars have followed an all too familiar trajectory. Jay Byrd has moved onto a truly cohesive project with Fresh Image, which is worthy of its hype, and “Entrepreneurship” arrives directly in that creative maelstrom.
Because of that, I’m not necessarily surprised that it’s easily Jay’s best release – full of melody, rhythm and bang, and eager to present an idea and do what can be done with that idea in 5 minutes flat. That’s the sound of an entrepreneur on fire!
“Entrepreneurship” thrives by constantly dancing on the fine line between what today’s rap entails and what today’s pop music thrives on. Much of the credit is due to Jay Byrd’s energetic, yet controlled flow, and producer AR 15’s musical score, as it casts both artist and producer in the most satisfying light.
The combination of the two provides an easy sound to digest. Rather than engage in active competition, Jay Byrd and AR 15 have a sound that from its opening moments feels in complete harmony.
Not only does the single constantly satisfy, it does what nearly every truly fantastic hip-hop track does: it makes its motives known in the clearest way possible. It’s rare for an artist to put out a project that raises the question “is this his best song to date?” over and over again, but “Entrepreneurship” is just that release!