TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Mikhal Lloyd, who goes by the stage name Jay Sky, is the determined to have his talent to be seen by all. Looking at music as his passion and love, the past student of Meadowbrook High, says his parents are 100 per cent supportive of his music career.
TEENage: How did you get started in music?
Jay Sky: I started doing music from early in high school in 2007 and just never turned back.
TEENage: What has been the most memorable part of your career so far?
Jay Sky: My most memorable moment I would say was performing in front of a huge crowd at Ward Theatre.
TEENage: At what age did you start music as a career?
Jay Sky: From I was about 16-17, I also took some vocal lessons so I could further my love for music.
TEENage: Other than music, what career path would you have chosen?
Jay Sky: It would have to be anything that has to do with the business field.
TEENage: How do you describe your music?
Jay Sky: I don't just make songs for money, I tell stories. Stories about my life and the life of people around me.
TEENage: What influences your music?
Jay Sky: Every young artiste influences my music. No one understands the pain and the struggle that a young artiste goes through unless you are in that situation. Everyday occurrences and life experiences also play an important role in my musical style.
TEENage: Which artiste do you see as a musical role model, and why?
Jay Sky: I don't have any, but I would love to have a career, our local acts like Junior Gong and Vybz Kartel. Internationally, it would be Lil Wayne, Dr Dre, Trey Songz. I also want to have my own label and in a few years be able to compete with the likes of Jay-Z.
TEENage: Do you have any current projects?
Jay Sky: Well, I'm working on promoting my first single She Cries Alone, also working on my second single. I'm looking forward to the release of my mixtape in the summer entitled Chill, It's Just A Mixtape.
TEENage: Where do you see Jay Sky in the next five years?
Jay Sky: I see Jay Sky as a successful CEO, philanthropist and an established name in music.
TEENage: What advice would you give to other young persons trying to do music as a career?
Jay Sky: Study your craft. Know what you're getting into, don't just do it for the hype. Use your music as a tool to build a better society.