Video: 1TakeJay – “Arco 2”
The Compton Native Turns Up At a Local Gas Station in the Video for this G.O.A.T. Highlight
“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
Few rappers in any city can spout X-rated tough-talk as effortlessly as Compton’s 1TakeJay. Returning to his favorite haunt for an afternoon of debauchery, 1TakeJay shares “Arco 2,” his new video. The sequel to his 2018 cult hit “Arco,” “Arco 2” finds Jay unleashing a relentless barrage of disrespectful bars, dismissing haters and exes in the same breath: “1TakeJay walk, these n****s wanna be him/She jumped outta yours just to be in my DM/1TakeJay walk, these b*tches wanna freak him/Cause you broke, I’m gettin’ to the chicken like seasonin’.” In the video, premiered by HipHopDX, Jay brings a massive crew to the corner Arco, popping bottles with his homies as ladies wait on line for some quality time. “Arco 2” is the latest video from G.O.A.T., Jay’s new project, and follows the Juddyremixdem-directed clip for Jay’s hit “I Like B*tches.”
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. 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.
1TakeJay recently wrapped up an End-of-Year West Coast run with AzChike, stopping in Fresno, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento this past weekend.
Watch “Arco 2”: https://youtu.be/bBLKAFb9314
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.53789/title.dxclusive-1takejay-throws-the-ultimate-reckless-block-party-in-arco-2-video
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.
“Arco 2”: https://youtu.be/bBLKAFb9314
“No F*cks” ft. Sueco The Child & AzChike: https://youtu.be/sfYUdITM4Qk |
“Drip Walking”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylDO_pjKOPM