Growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Rap Legend had to fight his way to the top of the music game. It wasn’t easy, up to the point he felt that whoever coined the phrase “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” must have had Rap Legend (Lil Jay stage name) in mind. Although he faced numerous adversities and fought against all the odds, Rap Legend continues to spread his musical influence.
The demo tape breakthrough
As a kid in Birmingham, he caught the music bug as early as eight years old. He shaped his musical interest and style, and at the age of 16, his talent and passion for music began to grow. Rap Legend released his first demo at 18, which created a buzz and gained him some notoriety in his home town. The success of his demo opened the door for live local
performances and more exposure around town.
Already known performer in the local community, Rap Legend used the power of the Internet and through his YouTube channel and with a steady growth of Instagram followers to reach rap fans from all over the World. Rap Legend’s reputation grew through music, reaching more than 200,000 likes for his notable songs and performances.
Music videos and Rap Legend own Record Label
Rap Legend got various internet awards and had his music included in movies. In 2014 he released a new mixtape, Who is Lil Jay Rap Legend. Meanwhile, Rap Legend made two music videos “Do What You Wanna Do” ft Devin the Dude and “Who Can I Run To” Ft Xscape. The most listened tracks on Soundcloud are “Jeep Freestyle” and “Fool” ft Kate Wild. You could also check his songs on Apple Music.
The success of his music inspired him to start his own label Rap Legend Records, a significant accomplishment for young upcoming artists from Birmingham. This move allows Rap Legend to reach the World with his own and with the music of other artists. With the philosophy of never give up, Rap Legend now has an opportunity to help upcoming artists overcome similar obstacles he faced making his way from anonymity to recorded artists. Rap Legend 205 is a true artist at heart and will continue to rise and influence the music world for many years to come.