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Runway Jayo Smitts was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 12th 1987. Jayo is formerly a member of the rap group (Street Co.) wich consists of members Marley Young and D'Ago Hard. The trio attained some regional succes with the release of thier first mixtape "Street Magic" released in early 2005.
Runway Jayo grew up in Rockford, Illinois, a small city outside of Chicago. As a sophmore in high school Jayo began honing is rap skills in cyphers and rap battles at school and around the neiborhood. Although he had not yet recorded a record at this point during these battles Jayo began to learn the art of entertaining a crowd and as a result reached a comfort level in grabbing the attention of listeners and and spectators. That year Jayo's mother and father decided to move thier family back to Kansas City in an effort to keep a young Jayo out of the dangerous and the all too often deadly gang life of the Chicago area.
Upon arriving in KC and for the first time being faced with new and strange surroundings, Jayo continued to express himself through music. Subsiquently picking up where he left off in Rockford he began making a name for himself locally around KC battling and jumping in open cyphers. One in particular in wich he had a chance meeting with fellow local rapper MarleyYoung. The two impressed by eachothers lyrical abilities and willingness to perform under the most pressurizing situations decided to join forces and create a rap group. They along with other group members began performing in talent shows and showcases around the area. They decided on the name Street Coalition and were known for thier supierior lyrical talent, above average song writting and thier enthusiastic stage presents.
In 2010 Runway Jayo decided to follow in the footsteps of fellow group members Marley Young and D'Ago Hard in pursuing a solo career. Encouraged by his personal following to step out on his own Jayo began to collaberate with many local and maintream artists and as a result started to make his own name using his laid back style, witty punch lines and unquestionable flow. Runway Jayo is a bright spot in the otherwise never ending repetitivness of today's hip hop game. He is a breathe of fresh air in a revolving door of fad rap and copy cat artist and is using his tireless work ethic along with his talent and sacrifice to push himself further into the spotlight with his unique brand of cutting edge music wich will undoubtedly stand the test of time.