Nathan Mark Jennings AKA N Jay, was born in the small town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England on March 1st 1999.
He and his parents moved to, BC, Canada when he was ten. His passion for music began when his Dad, Mark placed his first guitar in his hands which Mark’s Mum had bought him as a child. When settled in Canada, Nathan took regular guitar lessons. He performed on stage at a hockey match, at the age of 12, with a band called The Chill-Billies.
He has many talents, including dancing and acrobatics. During his teen years he developed a passion for rap music. Which invoked the drive, within him to write and perform his own style of rap. Always craving the lime light and striving to inspire others. To break down the walls of insecurity, proving to his fans that they can be whoever they choose to be. Since then, Nathan has been officially making music for a year. He has made the local papers in chilliwack, BC, making it on to the front page, as well as a full page article. He also landed a spot in the Ilkeston papers of his hometown. He performed at coast2coastlive, a worldwide rap contest in Toronto winning 4th place as the crowd chanted his name and sang his songs. Nathan has always pushed to be the greatest. He once made the papers around 15 years old, for scoring a touch down as the running back. Nathan had also signed to a modelling agency “Numa Models” in Vancouver, BC, but has unsigned to focus on his music.
Check out ‘Lambo’ – N Jay’s latest offering…
Where are you from?
United Kingdom. I was born in ilkeston, Derbyshire. I moved at the age of 10, and I am now currently living in Canada BC.
When did you start making music?
I dabbled in the music game practically my whole life. My official first song only came out a year ago “The Man”. I’ve now been professional making music for a year.
Favourite moment from your career?
Performing on stage in Toronto and having the crowd sing my songs back to me.
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
When I was young. I was obsessed with Michael Jackson. I would watch all of his music videos in the living room and follow the dance moves. Eminem was the first rapper to get me in to rap. My current biggest inspirations are G-Eazy and JID.
What are your goals for the future?
To show the people what I’m really made of. Show them the passion I put into my work. I hope to one day make a difference not just through my music. Whether it’s starting a company or hosting events to help the world. I will be here working as hard as I can.