Jay Russell (born September 24, 1982), better known by his stage name J Rocca, is an American MC.
He is an artist off the record label Flight Music Group (FMG) and the VP Of Operations with On Flight Management And Marketing, LLC.
He began his career in 2001 under the independent label Untouchable Records and joined Rockstarz Productions in 2005 under the stage name Young Spree,
the same year h
is solo major label debut "Get Your Weight Up" was released. Its single "Don't Won't Problems", became the anthem around Chicago.
J Rocca has also appeared on numerous other rap and R&B singles.
Jay Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois on the notorious westside. Because his parents were separated, custody of him transferred between family members frequently.
In an interview with a local magazine, he described his childhood as "empty".
In 1999, he spent nine months in Chicago Department Of Corrections for narcotics possession and in 2006 spent another four years in Shawnee Department Of Corrections for narcotics distribution.
J Rocca released his first independent DemoTape, Weight Watchers Vol. 1, in 2012 under the label Flight Music Group.
It featured artists such as Corleone, and Big Kei with production credits from Tae DaBlock Boi, Mike Murda, and Flight Music Group's in house producer Nico Hellz.
Weight Watchers Vol. 2 is the second of J Rocca's planned five Weight Watching-themed demos. Following the light success of Weight Watchers Vol. 1 released 2012, the demo reveals his progression in writing lyrics and an incorporation of a wider range of musical styles. Weight Watchers Vol. 2 possesses a seperate sound from Weight watchers Vol. 1 being that only one industry track was used this time around, a wider selection of collaborative efforts and a full productive body of work. With a release date set for late summer, Weight Watchers Vol. 2 will also include a bonus Documentary DVD loaded with interviews, performances, and music videos.
The bad news for J Rocca followers was the fact that the release of Weight Watchers 2, the Chicago MC's second demotape, had been delayed. Offsetting this bummer, though, were two new Rocca tracks, "Done It Again" and "Slo Down," both industry written freestyles and evidencing a bare-knuckled return to form. Now the absence of Weight Watchers 2 is even easier to bear, because Rocca has just released a whole mixtape of bangers. Money on My Mind showed up on soundcloud.com late last night (8/1/2013) and downloads are available for free.