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+ There's a style to the music.
+ There's a fashion to the words.

+ There's a seduction in the sound of Jay West, but what makes it provocative is all within the details.

+ The Jay West Perspective is romantic. The Jay West Aesthetic is tailored. The Jay West agenda is to INSPIRE. “Southern California’s Newest Buzzworthy Artist” is preparing a follow-up to the cult classic mixtape, “Drugs+Candy”. The table is set.

+ Say Grace.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

D R U G S + C A N D Y: The Full Mixtape

Here we are. We faced a lot nightmares to fulfill a dream. Money spent, time lost and even hearts broken, so what's it about? The pessimist has his doubts and the optimist has his hopes. We're the latter of the two and for this thing of ours we invest all the chips. We passed the point of no return about 10 miles ago. So with our backs to our doubts, our face to our faith and our feet to the flames we give you our feature presentation. Gather 'round hustlers...


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Haters, Start Your Engines...

DRUGS+CANDY drops today. Just wanted to give a friendly finger to all the haters.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

D R U G S + C A N D Y: The Artwork

Good To You Bad For You

My friend, Matt Senna is responsible

for the face of death on the little girl.

The cover art for DRUGS + CANDY

Reflects the concept thru Matt’s eyes.

We discussed the D+C theory briefly

and then this little number came to life

thx. Matt.


D R U G S + C A N D Y: The Preview

jayWEST: drugs + CANDY from Decatur Dan on Vimeo.

D R U G S + C A N D Y: The Preview - Atlanta, GA, USA March 2010
Early Spring, CHEMlab Mgmt asked a few people to come to a secret location and to share in something top secret. Given very little details and very short notice, the night was set to for a private listening to the music I had been keeping under wraps for the past few months. The setting was intimate, the air was right and I was about to speak candidly about myself and my craft. I had the chance to unveil DRUGS+CANDY to a crowd for the first time. The response was incredible and fortunately Decatur Dan was on hand to capture highlights from that special evening. Enough of the corny preview talk...press play!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Empty L.A. by Matt Logue

I'm sure the average dreamer in Los Angeles proper has wished upon a star to find a bit of peace in quiet amongst the cell chatter and traffic. Logue has played an evil genie in the photos here and you have to admit that there is something eerie about the calm in these photos. Be careful what you wish for.

View All of E M P T Y L.A.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Inspiration: GILLES

I've been fortunate enough to have people surround me that inspire me as well.
People that influence my speech and my outlook on the world.
As differing as we may be, Gilles, is one of those people.
Actually, he's my best friend and an amazing talent.

Download CANINE SHUFFLE from the upcoming mixtape release "When I Graduate From Law School, I Wanna Be A Rapper", taking the world by storm.

Pretty amazing artwork by "the secret weapon"...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Video: Theophilus London - "Accept The New"

Theophilus London - ACCEPT THE NEW from Theophilus London on Vimeo.

Theophilus London is one of my favorite "new" guys. I would have found it pretty awesome to see him on the Freshman 10 list kinda in a Kid Cudi type fashion. He raps (he's nice) and he does that melodic thing too. He's just dope! If you haven't heard much from him, GOOGLE him. Its worth it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Mirror Man

Has anyone spotted this man lingering around the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Believe it or not, this is not a statue. Via LikeCool


album art by Anthony Ausgang.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


CHEMlab from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Treat your noses! D R U G S + C A N D Y is not a concept-heavy project but the recurring theme is addiction and indulgence. Phil.thegod directed the trailer and did the job of bringing that idea to life. That super bad-ass jam featured in the teaser is SUMMER NIGHTS and can be downloaded on the house. DRUGS+CANDY will be dropping sooner than you think. For now, INDULGE... DOWNLOAD "SUMMER NIGHTS" MP3

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


This is not new but its still awesome.
I don't suppose that I'm the only artist
that will gather and collection the ideas of other artists
in an effort to find inspiration for the work at hand.

Often times I will bounce across blogs and collect images
that remind me of my material.
The treats shown here brought to mind ideas
of candy and innocence.

I was scrolling through a collection of images
on my computer and I came across these.
I guess I never shared these before.

Monday, April 5, 2010