Self-taught Hip-Hop/Urban recording artist/producer originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
Hood Conn Records
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Gig Length: 8 - 12 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect to see an artist who puts all his energy into his projects, with hopes that the consumer will enjoy the experience that comes with listening to and watching him perform. An artist who stands out from the rest while still remaining transparent to the crowd and it's demographics.
Born in Washington DC & raised in Pittsburgh's South Oakland and Broadhead neighborhoods, JayC Richardz grew up listening to artists such as UGK, Kris Kross, Outkast and Hot Boys, but was influenced to rhyme by a group of friends whom he would join as a group called 412KRU. The group was short-lived as tragedy struck the other four members in 2001, leaving JayC as the only surviving member.
By the summer of 2001, JayC, then going by Lil Yung Buck, later to be known as Kayo) would form a new group, the Lil Lunaticz, which would go on to be known as Young Stunna Boyz/Hood Connection by 2006. As a member of YSBz, he would participate in and oversee the release of WestSide Connection V1 in 2006 under the Hood Connection Music Group umbrella. Never shying away from recording new music, he would continue the run and the first quarter of 2008 saw the release of WestSide Connection V2, which would be followed by his first solo project "Number 1 Young Stunna" in the second quarter, which included his first song to gain radio play entitled "Make 'Em Lean". He also appeared on Hood Connection members Young'nz N Charge's "Money Is Da Motivation", appearing on four tracks including "Uranus", which he produced. By the first quarter of 2009, Young Stunna Boyz as a group had split, but still saw the release of the Hood Connection Music Group compilation "Young Stunna Boyz Presents: Hood Connection Is An Army", which included the remix to "Make 'Em Lean", as well as "Hood Connection Is An Army" and "Rollin Wit Me", the latter being his first self-produced single.
In 2009, JayC began working on his second project entitled "205 Degreez", paying homage to 2 of his personal favorites, Juvenile and Lil Wayne. Sporadically sharpening his producing chops throughout, it included the singles "Never Seen", "Gimme Mine" and "The Last 808", the latter produced by Tia Chanel of Bakery Productionz. 2010 saw the collaborative project between he and fellow Hood Connection member A-D-O, entitled "3501", the title deriving from their childhood addresses 3534 and 501 respectively. JayC also appeared on Hood Connection members Tha Ave Boyz's project "On Tha Ave". Afterwards, he began throwing out singles and features, a practice he continued as he switched from Kayo to Karlito.
As Karlito, he appeared on Henny Black's "Levis N Loud" project via "High Shit" before releasing singles "Window Seat Chronicles" and "Innocent Ones" featuring Henny Black, the latter a tribute to Shateecha Roach, a victim of a shooting at a New Year's club event where Future was performing. He also appeared on The Camp's "Training Camp" project via "Too Legit".
By 2013, he began using his since assumed name JayC Richardz. That year he produced Henny Black's "Straight No Chaser" single "Smokin Til I Choke" and appeared in the accompanying video. 2017 saw the release of the EP version of the 2015 mixtape "New Attitude Era", which included "Two Many Wordz", "(I Got That) Work" and the radio single "H.U.T.A.", the latter produced by Mike Dugan. Currently in the works is the follow-up "NOXLYVZ".
Two Many Wordz
Out on Bond
Straight Outta Broadhead
Influences & Inspiration
Cash Money Millionaires, UGK, Outkast, T.I., Wiz Khalifa