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Sitting down with Paulina, Worthy chops it up about ‘Umbrella Symphony’, his upcoming LNDN DRGS EP, and reveals that while he’s greatly influenced by early G-funk pioneers, the “Make Money” rapper shares that LNDN DRGS brings something that is more of their own.
You know, I say that because G-funk, which I have like a huge respect for, I feel like the pioneers of that, they made it. It’s a certain sound. And I feel like what we do, is a little bit different. Even the beats we rap on, you know, LNDN DRGS, we take a lot of looped ‘80’s, boogie, and like funk records. It’s funk, so, it got funk elements to it, but, I would really call it G-funk, you know what I’m saying? So, it’s kind of like our own thing. And, I don’t really like to put a name on it, to be honest. I just like the people to listen to it.
Worthy reflects on more on his early influences, naming Ice Cube and the N.W.A. rap group as inspiration. Jay says, “Early on, I could remember that Cube was like, my favorite rapper, as like a kid. He continues, N.W.A. for sure, and of course, Eazy-E. I remember going to the record store, getting Doggystyle, all the classics, you know?”
Worthy goes on to talk his forthcoming solo debut project and whether or not fans can expect a guest appearance from L.A. rapper Kendrick Lamar as well as shouts out living radio legend and KDAY’s own Art Laboe.
Watch the full Jay Worthy and Paulina interview below!