Jay Critch

Jason Cole Critchlow (born February 25, 1998),[1] known professionally as Jay Critch, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is currently signed with Rich Forever 2.

Jay Critch
Birth nameJason Cole Critchlow
Born (1998-02-25) February 25, 1998 (age 23)
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
Labels
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Jason Cole Critchlow was born in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York on February 25, 1998 to a Trinidadian mother and a British/Guyanese father. As a child, he was fascinated by listening to his older brother rap.[2] Critch grew up listening to Fabolous, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z, as well as many rappers from New York City.[3]

CareerEdit

Jay Critch's first major collaboration was with Rowdy Rebel on the song "Man Down" in 2015.[4] In 2016, he began uploading songs on SoundCloud.[5] He became the subject of widespread attention in 2016, when his song "Did It Again" was remixed by Rich the Kid, who signed him to Rich Forever Music in November.[6] Their collaboration went viral, with the music video gaining over a million views in the first week of its release.[5]

In November 2018, as a newly signed artist, Jay Critch released his debut solo mixtape, Hood Favorite. It features guest appearances from Offset, French Montana and Fabolous.[7] He also was feature on Lil Tjay's "Ruthless", which was certified gold.

In December 2020, Jay Critch released his third mixtape, Signed with Love.[8]

On May 5, 2021, Jay returned with his mixtape, Critch Tape. Announced just hours before its release, the project contains 23 songs, with features from Fivio ForeignLil Tjay, and Drakeo the Ruler, among others.[8]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with release date and selected chart position
Title Mixtape details Peak chart positions
US
[9]
US
R&B/HH

[10]
Rich Forever 3
(with Rich the Kid and Famous Dex)[11]
93 42
Hood Favorite[12] 86 47
Rich Forever 4
(with Rich the Kid and Famous Dex)[13]
  • Released: August 2, 2019
  • Label: Rich Forever Music, 300 Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
170
Signed with Love[14]
  • Released: December 22, 2020
  • Label: Talk Money Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Critch Tape[8]
  • Released: May 5, 2021
  • Label: Talk Money Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/workID/896979388
  2. ^ "Jay Critch". Interscope Records. June 4, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Krastz, Roger (October 13, 2017). "The Break Presents: Jay Critch - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Romaker, Ian (October 19, 2018). "Hood favorite Jay Critch (Rich Forever & Talk Money Entertainment)". LemonWire. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Jay Critch | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  6. ^ C.M, Emmanuel (December 1, 2016). "Rich The Kid and Jay Critch Got a Hit With 'Did It Again (Remix)' - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  7. ^ Haffenden, Dayna. "Jay Critch 'Hood Favorite' Mixtape: Listen to 12 New Songs - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c A., Aron (May 5, 2021). "Jay Critch Returns With His New Project "Critch Tape"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Jay Critch Chart History". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Jay Critch Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Rich Forever 3 by Rich The Kid, Famous Dex & Jay Critch". Retrieved May 18, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  12. ^ "Hood Favorite by Jay Critch". Retrieved May 18, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  13. ^ "Rich Forever 4 by Rich The Kid, Famous Dex & Jay Critch". Retrieved May 18, 2020 – via Apple Music.
  14. ^ "Signed with Love by Jay Critch". Retrieved December 24, 2020 – via Apple Music.