Jay Pluss is a hip hop producer from the Greater Boston area. Known for his sample-based boombap style of beats, Jay credits producers such as DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, J Dilla, Kanye West, and Hi-Tek as some of his most prominent influences.
Jay Pluss began making music in 2004, rapping with local music artists. Eventually, Jay would take the role of engineer, and record several local artists in his studio. In 2010, Jay decided to take on producing full time. In the years prior, he had only dabbled with beat making, but received positive feedback when hosting a cypher series on former hip hop website GoldMic.com.
Over the next few years, Jay studied many elements of the music industry including marketing, branding, and networking. By 2014, Jay Pluss launched his own website, musicpluss.com. Popular features on Music Pluss include: a beat store, custom beat form, contests, chat room and more. A popular feature is the #IsThatJayPluss section, which is a free-to-download mixtape series.
Currently, Jay has produced for dozens of up and coming artists around the country. Many of the self produced songs can be found on the Music Pluss homepage, as well as popular social media websites such as YouTube. Jay also works closely with Grind Mode Cypher, having produced over a half dozen cyphers to date. Recently, Jay was nominated for Producer of the Year at the 2017 New England Hip Hop Awards. Jay’s future plans include working with industry established artists and producers, creating future hip hop contests, and more.