It’s YOUR chance to meet national recording artist AMBJAAY live at Mira’s Boutique this Wednesday afternoon! Mira’s is located at the Gateway Shopping Center, and here’s a rundown of the afternoon…
6:00pm-6:45pm Pics and Meet & Greet with Ambjaay
6:50pm-7:05pm Q&A interview with Ambjaay and afternoon host Flu Season
7:15pm-7:30pm Halloween costume contest hosted by Ambjaay
7:35pm-7:50pm Live performance (family friendly)
Here’s a little more about Ambjaay…
As an up-and-coming rhymer who’s core team has helped rocket him to a record deal and hit single, Ambjaay currently has one simple goal: Pay them back.
It was just two years ago that Jayvon May, class and cafeteria clown at Centennial High School in Compton, California, graduated and decided to take music seriously. Everyone around him chipped in with cash for recording studio time. “My family and my girl gave me money,” he says. “I’m taking $20, $40, $60 and going to the studio.” Their early investments have proven wise in 2019.
In February Jaay, 19, dropped his widely loved It Cost To Live Like This EP and single “Uno,” which blends Hispanic culture (peppered with Spanish lines) and Hip-Hop’s thump. It’s been climbing up the charts, boasting 5 million plays of its music video on YouTube since hitting the ‘Net at the end of May.
As the track suggests, May is a light-hearted teen. But his demeanor defies his upbringing. Inside the projects, he was the youngest of four children and well taken care of by both parents. Outside, though?
“There’s a lot of gang banging where we come from,” he says. “A lot of people were dying. People were giving up their dreams. People were dropping out of school and giving up their goals. So I just wanted to change my life. I didn’t want to follow anybody. I wanted to make my own road.” Deciding to bang like his peers would have been easy. He has cousins who live the life. But through them, May saw the all-too-often sad outcome. Death or prison time was inevitable.
“It comes with consequences,” he says. “I didn’t want to pay those. I wanted to live life. Get money. It’s really hard to make it out of where we come from. I found something that I fell in love with. That was music.”