Jay Wood

Chicago, IL

One day Jay Wood was forced to make a decision. And since then, the Chicago born rapper/producer has stuck by that decision. "Just be You" has been a common theme throughout Wood's brand and it has been something that he stands by to this day. Growing up, he had his hands full with a little bit of everything. His childhood consisted of football practice, piano lessons, story writing, and engineering camps at Northwestern University. However, upon entering his sophomore year at the University of Missouri, Wood decided to follow his dreams by any means necessary. That is when he decided to change his major and professionally pursue a career making music. What sets Wood apart is his eclectic background and hands on approach. When he approaches a song, he tends to infuse relatable songwriting, smooth r&b hooks, and raw lyricism. Also, The attention that he pays to his production leaves listeners refreshed, entertained, and wanting more. His love for sports, fitness, and health has translated to him being great performer, often remarked as the best part of his artistry. Wood’s resume already consists of opening for Maria Isabel, Ugly God, and Ravyn Lanae. He’s also provided support for the local Chicago rap scene for artists like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and several others. His most recent EP, QUALITY TIME features production from inhouse Freesole producer Moses Mode, and Namesake., who's most notably worked with STL's pinkcaravan! Coming off his summer single SHE GOT ME, Wood supplies fans with upbeat storytelling, and a smooth vintage aesthetic. He continues to drop off singles, expressing himself however he sees fit while creating momentum for his upcoming album. The Mizzou graduate has grossed over 120k streams across various streaming platforms and 3k followers across socials. While continuing to make strides on Spotify playlists like "Lyrical Lemonade" and Pitchfork's "The Ones", would has also taken his swing at modeling and acting . Having a strong skillset with film and digital media has helped brand and package Wood which ultimately led to collabs with brands like New Balance and Cross Colours. Wood has also been featured in local and national blogs such as Lyrical Lemonade, Chicago Reader, Dj Booth, and Pitchfork. To stay up to date with Jay Wood visit his website at jaywoodsole.com or follow him on any social network @jaywoodsole
Jay Wood