Change arrived in 2012 and WordPlay T.Jay began the evolution of his sound. With his new single “Ignant [Side B]” he paved the way to incorporating the elements he uses today. His new attitude led to his commercial release 72701 Stories: College Ambitions. In this new project WordPlay T.Jay is heard bending melody and raps until they intertwine. He also elevated his production to include a wide variety of melody and layered instrumentation. Over time this led to the artist we hear today in his single “Lose My Cool”.
“Lose My Cool” is the metamorphosis of T.Jay’s talents. With illusions to his faith T.Jay paints a picture of a day when he has to step out of character to protect his family. This tread of metaphors extends into his new project Lost in the Water. The four-track EP is a bridge to his next album. T.Jay is now getting more personal and taking his music into spaces he hasn’t traveled to. He delivers more singing with an aggressive style of lyricism. Instead of giving the story verbatim he now takes you on a journey through his words. After decades of sitting in the pews the choirboy has grown up, grabbed a microphone, and taken control of his fate.