We had the good fortune of connecting with JayT Russell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi JayT, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
As an independent artist the goal was and is always to inspire and to create music, content and legacy that is unrestricted. I decided to take my career into my own hands during the pandemic and it’s been rewarding. I have multiple TV appearances coming up, A new single dropping in the coming months and something very special coming to television that I’ve had the pleasure to executive produce and co direct. VERY EXCITING TIMES FOR 2023!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It”ll be eight years of my professional career in the music industry and fourteen years since my first winning performance at The Famous Apollo Theater. It’s been a beautiful journey and my new EP “8” is a reflection of the hard work and perseverance that can only come from GOD’s grace and my belief in my gift. I’m most proud that I been able to dive into my gift as an actor and Tv producer these past two years. It teaches me there is nothing that I can’t achieve when I put my mind to it

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love battery park in Downtown Manhattan. I know everyone loves some of the busier areas but I’m more into good food and great vibes with people I hold close. Just some steak tacos and a cool action movie is a great time for me. Ha!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shout out my best friends Meecah who currently on tour with Hamilton the musical and Mitson Joseph who really helped to keep me focused with my upcoming EP

Instagram: Instagram.com/JayT.music

Twitter: Twitter.com/JayT.Musiq

Youtube: Www.YouTube.com/JayTofficial

Image Credits
Photo taken by Justin Juliano

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutHTX is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.