Interview with Thottie Jay (@t_hottiejay)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I was a big party guy in Dallas, Texas. I was always at the club with a group of girls so everybody thought I was a thot. So soon after while everybody started calling me thottie jay. So after I gained the name thottie jay, in my mind, it sounded like a rapper name. Then I called up an old high school friend that made beats and we got together and made a song called Thot Thot as a joke but it was crazy because a lot of people like the song. After that I made the song thot thot I continued to make music and now I am doing local shows in Dallas opening up for artists like tay money.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

One day I was in Memphis, TN and a friend called me to meet up with tay money because we were in the same city so I went to help her out on getting her tour bus fixed. Later on that month she let me perform at her album release party and ever since then, I keep gaining fans.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Stay Focused and Never Give Up because tomorrow you can make it when the day before you thought everything was over.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My producer the aquadice she helped me with songwriting and she made my beats. I called her up after I was given the name Thottie jay. We haven’t talked in 8 years and then she produced my song Thot Thot which took Dallas by storm and it was history from there.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Me being able to make money from music I use that money to do free shows for kids who can’t afford to go. I give back free turkeys on thanksgiving. I also go to deepelum in Dallas and feed the homeless on Sundays.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself”-Warren buffet.

I want to own my own management company where I invest my money into an artist. But I just invested in my self as being an artist and I’ve made one, 200% on my investment.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

My Instagram, Facebook and twitter handle is: T_hottiejay

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