Photo by Adrian Octavius Walker

Photo by Adrian Octavius Walker


Bay Area MC Jay Stone represents both Oakland and Richmond, CA with relentless lyrical style and charisma. As one of the Bay Area’s prominent rising artists, Jay is heavily influenced by ‘60’s and ‘70’s Funk, Soul, and R&B as heard in his beat selection. Sampled live instrumentation and eclectic rhythmic patterns are often the foundation in the production of his music. Both his EP’s, Melodious Miscreant and 16th & Adeline, were well received fall of 2012 and 2013. Jay’s 2015 project, Foreign Pedestrians, is a collaborative EP with producer Monster Rally and Oakland based vinyl record label, Gold Robot Records. It’s coined sound of tropicanna beats fused with Stones illustrative storytelling is a juxtaposition that works magic. During 2016, Jay contributed to the scoring of the Sundance film, Morris From America, starring Craig Robinson. Stone is currently completing his debut LP, Calibration Of An Altered Mind. An album which his filled with the growth and expansion that Jay has experienced over the recent years of his life.




“Take Control” is the first of a few releases to follow highlighting specific tracks off of the rapper’s full-length that will all feature notable artists from around the San Francisco Bay Area. This remix features Shruggs of .WAVBROS, a notable east bay outfit known for their DJ sets and parties. Each release will also feature a limited edition merchandise item designed and produced exclusively by Jay Stone. For the Take Control remix package, an exclusive lavender scented car air freshener will be sold at all live shows and online while supplies last.