Mixtape: 1TakeJay – G.O.A.T
The Compton Riser Prioritizes Girls Over All Things in His Highly Anticipated Second Solo Full-Length, with Spots from Rich The Kid and Shoreline Mafia
“1TakeJay is the charming, milly rocking rapper with a contagious energy who is capturing the hearts of L.A. rap fans. The larger-than-life personality, who will photoshop himself into an Instagram photo with your girl if you insult him in his DMs, is the breakout star of the emerging One TakeBoyz crew.” – Pitchfork
“With a distinct West Coast bounce and contagious energy, 1TakeJay creates records that are perfect for turning up in the club. His animated flow earned him play in car speakers all across L.A., while his quick-witted and comedic lyricism in songs like “Acro” (“Jumped out the bed just to jump in yo’ bitch DM,” he raps) have brought him viral attention.” – XXL
“Other L.A. rappers make bangers, but Jay, like 1Take group mates 1TakeTeezy, 1TakeQuan, and 1TakeTy makes exclusively bangers.” – Noisey
‘Listen to just one song by 1Take Jay—seriously, pick a song, any song—and it’s unlikely you’ll forget him anytime soon. Jay’s unmistakable “Wait, hol up” ad-libs have been ringing out at parties throughout LA for the past year, while his Wait, Hol Up album has helped to solidify him as one of the city’s next titans.” – DJBooth
With a million-watt smile and a one-track mind, energetically raunchy Compton rapper 1TakeJay is one of the best young rappers in his city. Turning in a 12-pack of West Coast club bangers, 1TakeJay releases G.O.A.T., his new mixtape. An acronym that stands for “Girls Over All Things,” G.O.A.T. is a relentless effort, purpose-built to launch any function into overdrive. Rhyming with a hilarious disregard for social niceties, Jay races ahead of the beat, finding his own rhythmic pocket as he spins bars that veer between tough-talking insults, disrespectful come ons, and charming self-deprecation: “Comin’ thru just like I’m Ludacris, b*tch move move move move/B*tch, get out the way, hoe!/You ain’t got no pesos, you ain’t on no payroll/You smell just like an a-hole, get up out my face, hoe!” rhymes Jay on tape highlight “Thumpin.”
The follow-up to last year’s popular Wait Hol’ Up project, G.O.A.T. includes Jay’s viral hit “Drip Walking“ and a remix to the ringtone-ready “Hello,” along with features from Shoreline Mafia, Rich The Kid, and Kalan.frfr. G.O.A.T. is available to stream everywhere via The Machine Works/Asylum/Atlantic.
Known for his memorable ad-lb “Wait hol’ up! I’m finna turn this b*tch up!”, 1TakeJay is one of the most consistent hitmakers in the new L.A. scene. The standout member of the 1TakeBoyz collective, along with 1TakeQuan and 1TakeTeezy, Jay quickly earned notoriety in his city and beyond with hits like “Bleed ‘Em,” and especially “Arco,“ which earned over 3 million views on YouTube alone. This summer, Jay earned recognition from Mustard, who tapped Jay for the “Intro” to his Perfect Ten album. Last month, Jay connected with fellow Cali natives Sueco The Child and AzChike for “No F*cks,“ a subdued and vaguely rude club track. With a huge wave of momentum carrying him into the next decade, 1TakeJay looks like the next Compton-born rapper to reach superstar status.
Earlier this week, Jay shared the music video for the buzzing Wait Hol’ Up highlight “I Like B*tches.” Directed by Juddyremixdem, the video is a comedic snapshot of Jay’s life in L.A., as he tries to navigate several romantic relationships without giving his game away.
Check out 1TakeJay live on his End-of-Year West Coast run with AzChike, stopping in Fresno, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento this weekend.
Buy/Stream G.O.A.T.: https://1takejay.lnk.to/GOAT
Buy 1TakeJay concert tix: https://tix.to/EndofYearTour
1. Arco 2
2. That’s My Bitch
3. In Her Bag
4. Whatever U Is ft. Shoreline Mafia
6. Fucked Up
8. Drip Walkin
10. Baby ft. Kalan.frfr
11. Look How I’m Actin
12. Hello Remix (ft. Rich the Kid)
With a charismatic personality that helps give his braggadocious rhymes an elevated dimension, Compton rapper 1TakeJay is building a reputation as one of the most eccentric and exciting rappers to come out of Los Angeles’ contemporary rap renaissance. With his vocal dexterity and his eagerness to improve the vibe of every room he steps into, 1TakeJay is enjoying the process of earning his spot and cultivating a name for himself with every accolade.
The past year alone has served as a breakout year for the emerging artist, with highlights including being acknowledged by Kendrick Lamar, performing at Rolling Loud’s Los Angeles rendition, hearing his music on the radio as part of Power 106’s rotation and touring with Shoreline Mafia. Currently working under the renowned management of R. Baron Group, 1TakeJay is gearing up to release his first album with the new imprint The Machine Works this winter, further proving the 23-year-old has ample reasons to constantly be donning his trademark ear-to-ear smile.
“No F*cks” ft. Sueco The Child & AzChike: https://youtu.be/sfYUdITM4Qk |
“Drip Walking”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylDO_pjKOPM