Jay Tee

Jay Tee

Jay Tee

Biography

Jay Tee is rapper from Vallejo, California who began his career in the early '90s as a member of the pioneering Chicano rap group N2Deep before founding the independent label 40 Ounce Records and embarking on a prolific solo career around the turn of the century.

Born James Trujillo, he and fellow group member TL (born Timothy Lyon) made their commercial recording debut as N2Deep in 1990 with the Johnny Z-produced single "Work That Body", released on Rated Z Recordz. Based in Vallejo, CA, the group was subsequently signed to a recording contract with Profile Records and made its full-length album debut in 1992 with Back to the Hotel. Produced by close affiliate Johnny Z, the album's title track was a mainstream breakthrough hit, reaching number 14 on the Billboard singles chart, and remains a West Coast rap classic of the era.

Unfortunately, successive efforts failed to rival the success of Back To The Hotel, though the group remained active throughout the remainder of the decade, releasing the albums 24-7-365 (1994), The Golden State (1997), The Rumble (1998), and Slightly Pimpish/Mostly Doggish (2000). In addition to N2Deep, Jay Tee was also a member of the Chicano rap supergroup Latino Velvet (also comprised of Baby Bash), which made its eponymous full-length album debut in 1997.

As a solo artist, Jay Tee made his commercial debut in 2001 with The Knocks, a compilation spanning 1992-2000, and So Cold, a full-length studio effort of all-new material. Both albums, along with those that followed, were released on the independent label 40 Ounce Records, founded by Jay Tee. Successive albums and mixtapes include High Caliber (2003), A Cold Piece of Work (2004), The Thou$andaire (2005), He Got Game (2005), How the Game Go (2006), A.K.A. Jaime Trago (2008), and Money In The Streets (2010).

Discography

Jay Tee - The Knocks (1992 - 2000)

Jay Tee - The Knocks (1992-2000)

40 Ounce Records 2001
Jay Tee - So Cold

Jay Tee - So Cold

40 Ounce Records 2001
Jay Tee & Baby Bash - Velvetism

Jay Tee & Baby Bash - Velvetism

40 Ounce Records 2002
Jay Tee - High Caliber

Jay Tee - High Caliber

40 Ounce Records 2003
Jay Tee - A Cold Piece Of Work

Jay Tee - A Cold Piece Of Work

40 Ounce Records 2004
Jay Tee - The Thou$andaire

Jay Tee - The Thou$andaire

D II Loyalty Records 2005
Jay Tee - He Got Game

Jay Tee - He Got Game

40 Ounce Records 2005
Jay Tee - How The Game Go

Jay Tee - How The Game Go

Jaime Trago Music 2006
Mac Dre & Jay Tee - Everybody Ain't Able

Mac Dre & Jay Tee - Everybody Ain't Able

40 Ounce Records 2007

Jay Tee & Young Dru - Out Here Hustlin'

40 Ounce Records 2008
Jay Tee - Aka Jaime Trago

Jay Tee - Aka Jaime Trago

40 Ounce Records 2008
Jay Tee - Money In The Streets

Jay Tee - Money In The Streets

40 Ounce Records 2008
Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 1

Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 1

40 Ounce Records 2009
Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 2

Jay Tee - Appearances Vol. 2

40 Ounce Records 2009
Jay Tee - The Game Is Cold

Jay Tee - The Game Is Cold

40 Ounce Records 2013
Jay Tee - Vallejo Mentality

Jay Tee - Vallejo Mentality

40 Ounce Records 2014

Guest Appearances

Ironic - De Vallejo
  • 40 Ouncin' It

Ironic - De Vallejo

40 Ounce Records, Raging Bull Records 1995
P.S.D. - Game Costs
  • Pepi Lepew Pimpin'

P.S.D. - Game Costs

Swerve Records 1997
Young Dru - Scrillafornia
  • Scrillafornia

Young Dru - Scrillafornia

Money Motivated Music 1998
D.B.A. - Doing Business As... The Album
  • Holla What's Up

D.B.A. - Doing Business As... The Album

Hollywood Records 1999
Da' Unda' Dogg - Desolate Situationz
  • Mo Money Mo Kickin'

Da' Unda' Dogg - Desolate Situationz

Cavvy R. Records 1999
G'Fellas - Crime Stories
  • Don't Slip

G'Fellas - Crime Stories

Celeb Entertainment Inc. 1999
Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. 1
  • Act Like Ya Want It

Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. 1

Celeb Entertainment Inc. 1999
Lighter Shade Of Brown - If You Could See Inside Me
  • Presidential

Lighter Shade Of Brown - If You Could See Inside Me

Greenside Records 1999
PSD - What It Is...
  • Off Yo' Ass

PSD - What It Is...

Swerve Records 1999
Don Cisco - Oh Boy
  • Breezy

Don Cisco - Oh Boy

Thump Street Records 2000
Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. II
  • Thug Shit

Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. II

Celeb Entertainment 2000
Hydro Bass - Cock Diesel (Chapter One)
  • Voodoo Doll

Hydro Bass - Cock Diesel (Chapter One)

T.H.E. Records 2000
Riderlife - Neva Look Back
  • Another Weekend

Riderlife - Neva Look Back

Bay Rider Entertainment 2001
Mac Dre - Mac Dre's The Name
  • Throw

Mac Dre - Mac Dre's The Name

Out Of Bounds, Extravagant Records 2001
Baby Beesh - Savage Dreams
  • Crossing Game

Baby Beesh - Savage Dreams

Dope House Records 2001
Dutch - The Peacekeeper
  • Step On Stage

Dutch - The Peacekeeper

Fortune Entertainment 2002
Baby Beesh - On Tha Cool
  • Vamanos

Baby Beesh - On Tha Cool

Dope House Records 2002
Latino Velvet - Clique
  • What You Do

Latino Velvet - Clique

40 Ounce Records 2002
Taydatay Of 11/5 - Out Of Sight, On The Grind
  • Gotta Get It

Taydatay Of 11/5 - Out Of Sight, On The Grind

Money Hungry Records 2003
Baby Bash - Tha Smokin' Nephew
  • Tha Chop

Baby Bash - Tha Smokin' Nephew

Universal Records 2003
Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here
  • Seniorita

Celly Cel - It'z Real Out Here

33rd Street Records 2004
Baby Bash - Super Saucy
  • Hennessey

Baby Bash - Super Saucy

Universal Records 2005
Frost - Welcome To Frost Angeles
  • The Kaper

Frost - Welcome To Frost Angeles

Thump Records 2005
Nino Brown - Nino Brown
  • All Night

Nino Brown - Nino Brown

M.I.A. Records, Triple X Records 2005
Tee Dre - T-Dre
  • Born To Do

Tee Dre - T-Dre

High Rollers 2005
Young Dru - V-Town
  • Every Minute

Young Dru - V-Town

40 Ounce Records 2005
MC Magic Of NB Ridaz - Magic City
  • Trippin

MC Magic Of NB Ridaz - Magic City

Nastyboy Records, B-Dub Records 2006
The Mossie - Soil Savvy
  • Hustlinaire

The Mossie - Soil Savvy

30/30 Records, Sick Wid' It Records 2006
Young Dru - From Tha Ground 2 A Pound
  • Scrillafornia

Young Dru - From Tha Ground 2 A Pound

Not On Label 2006
Young Dru - Mafioso
  • We Run This Whole Thang

Young Dru - Mafioso

Not On Label 2006
Lucky Luciano - Pimps Up Hoez Down
  • Chop Dat Hoe

Lucky Luciano - Pimps Up Hoez Down

Steak N Shrimp, SoSouth 2006
Lucky Luciano - Pimps Up Hoez Down: Screwed And Chopped
  • Chop Dat Hoe (Screwed)

Lucky Luciano - Pimps Up Hoez Down: Screwed And Chopped

Steak N' Shrimp Records 2006
El Demonio - Born Again
  • World Wide (Talk-Box Remix)

El Demonio - Born Again

Hi Power Entertainment 2008
C-Dubb - Veteran Status
  • Hustle In My Blood

C-Dubb - Veteran Status

Sovereign Records, Eighty8 Muzik 2008
Playa Stevo - Highly Expected
  • Another Sunny Day

Playa Stevo - Highly Expected

Pimpaholic Records 2008
Young Dru - Block Star
  • Fresh Like Me

Young Dru - Block Star

40 Ounce Records 2009
Young Sav - Just A Touch Of Game
  • In The Wind

Young Sav - Just A Touch Of Game

Sav'd Out Music 2009
Mr. Kee - Honey-N-Hustle
  • Bottom Bitch

Mr. Kee - Honey-N-Hustle

Money-N-Muscle Entertainment 2010
Soldier Hard - Soldier Of The Bay
  • Gas On Ya'll

Soldier Hard - Soldier Of The Bay

Stoned Underground Records 2010
C-Dubb & Young Loc - Ri$k & Revenue
  • Bendin Cornerz

C-Dubb & Young Loc - Ri$k & Revenue

Nasty North Records 2011
Baby Bash & Lucky Luciano - Playamade Mexicanz
  • Know What I Mean

Baby Bash & Lucky Luciano - Playamade Mexicanz

SMC Recordings 2012
Baby Bash - Unsung: The Album
  • Pacific Coast Time

Baby Bash - Unsung: The Album

Bash Town 2013
Boomer - Boombox Special Edition
  • Talk To Me

Boomer - Boombox Special Edition

MondoTunes 2013
Omeezy - Street Stories & Beats That Knock, Vol. 1
  • Purple Chongos

Omeezy - Street Stories & Beats That Knock, Vol. 1

Ishknocks Music 2014
Baby Bash - Don't Panic It's Organic
  • Who Would Of Thought

Baby Bash - Don't Panic It's Organic

Bashtown Music Group 2016
Celly Cel - Dirty Mind
  • She Inked Up

Celly Cel - Dirty Mind

Realside Records 2017

Compilations

Mac Dre Presents The Rompalation
  • Where We Dwell

Various - Mac Dre Presents The Rompalation

Romp Records 1996
4080 Compilation Album Volume 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay
  • California Lifestyles

Various - 4080 Compilation Album Volume 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay

Swerve Records 1996
Spread Yo' Hustle: Compilation Album
  • Livin' a Dream

Various - Spread Yo' Hustle: Compilation Album

Swerve Records 1997
Playas Association: Full Time Hustlin'
  • I'm From Vallejo Playa

Various - Playas Association: Full Time Hustlin'

40 Ounce Records, S2 Records 1998
Code Of Silence
  • It's Like That

Various - Code Of Silence

SickMix Media 2000
Johnny Z & Young Dru Present 707
  • Thug Affiliated

Various - Johnny Z & Young Dru Present 707

Rated Z Recordz 2000
Baby Beesh Presents Whatz Really!
  • Congradulations

Various - Baby Beesh Presents Whatz Really!

Thug Records 2000
Playas Association: The Product
  • Who?

Various - Playas Association: The Product

40 Ounce Records 2001
Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto Compilation
  • Thug Shit

Various - Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto Compilation

Realside Records 2001
City Of Dope 4: 2010 The Return Of Califas
  • Worldwide

Various - City Of Dope 4: 2010 The Return Of Califas

Brown Man Productionz 2001
Taydatay Of 11/5 Presents Bay 2 Sac
  • We Run

Various - Taydatay Of 11/5 Presents Bay 2 Sac

Five Star Entertainment 2001
Johnny Z's Hardest Hitters
  • Thug Affiliated

Various - Johnny Z's Hardest Hitters

Rated Z Recordz 2002
11/5 Presents Grind And Post
  • So Cold

Various - 11/5 Presents Grind And Post

Five Star Entertainment 2002
Playas Association: Northwest Hustlin'
  • We Ride Hot Cuzzin'

Various - Playas Association: Northwest Hustlin'

40 Ounce Records 2002
Miami's Collection Of Dope
  • Tramp Traps

Various - Miami's Collection Of Dope

40 Ounce Records 2002
Frost Presents Raza Radio
  • Call Me

Various - Frost Presents Raza Radio

40 Ounce Records 2002
Louie Loc & Shouman Records Present Power Moves
  • Bullshit Is Nothing

Various - Louie Loc & Shouman Records Present Power Moves

Shouman Records 2003
Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia: State Of Emergency
  • Fuck All Y'all

Various - Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia: State Of Emergency

40 Ounce Records 2003
Frost Presents Somethin' For The Riderz
  • Maria

Various - Frost Presents Somethin' For The Riderz

40 Ounce Records 2003
The Rompalation... Best Of Vol. 1
  • Howda

Various - The Rompalation... Best Of Vol. 1

Cavvy R. Records 2003
On One: The 40 Ounce Album
  • Outside The Club

Various - On One: The 40 Ounce Album

40 Ounce Records 2004
Slow Pain And Nino Brown Present La Raza Knockout Hits
  • Dirty Dozen

Slow Pain And Nino Brown - La Raza Knockout Hits

Pannes Ave Records 2004
Baby Bash & A-Wax Presents So Quick... Like A Heist
  • Dime Piece

Various - Baby Bash & A-Wax Presents So Quick... Like A Heist

40 Ounce Records 2004
West Coast Radio
  • Boom Boom

Various - West Coast Radio

Independent Music Network 2005
Da Unda Dogg Presents Urban Identity
  • In The Game

Various - Da' Unda' Dogg Presents Urban Identity

H-Squad Entertainment, Cavvy R Records 2005
Live From Da Gutter: Soundtrack
  • We Bubble

Various - Live From Da Gutter: Soundtrack

F.U. Pay Me Records 2005
Bad Boy - Street Credibility (The Features)
  • Thug Shit

Bad Boy - Street Credibility (The Features)

PR Records 2005
Various - Stereotype Soundtrack
  • Slow Jam

Various - Stereotype Soundtrack

40 Ounce Entertainment 2006
A-Wax - Hitz N More
  • Tha Chop

A-Wax - Hitz N More

R.N.L.G. Records 2007
Goldtoes Presents 18 Wit' A Thizz
  • Gorilla 4 Skrilla

Various - Goldtoes Presents 18 Wit' A Thizz

Goldtoes Entertainment 2008
Togetha We Conquer/Divided We Fall
  • Thug Like You

Various - Togetha We Conquer/Divided We Fall

R.W.R. Productions 2008
Mac Dre - The Best Of Mac Dre Vol. 4
  • Just A Touch Of Game

Mac Dre - The Best Of Mac Dre Vol. 4

Thizz Entertainment 2008
Various - Booth 2 Tha Block - Soundtrack
  • Do You Know?

Various - Booth 2 Tha Block - Soundtrack

40 Ounce Records 2008
AP.9 - Goodie Girls Part 2: Hosted By D-Buck
  • Legs Open

AP.9 - Goodie Girls Part 2: Hosted By D-Buck

Blackbuck Entertainment 2008
Mac Dre & Da' Unda' Dogg - Maccin' & Doggin'
  • V-Town

Mac Dre & Da' Unda' Dogg - Maccin' & Doggin'

Cavvy R. Records, Thizz Entertainment 2009
Various - Street Life, Volume 1
  • What It Iz

Various - Street Life, Volume 1

SickMix Media
2009
X-Raided Presents C-Dubb - Mob Hits
  • Hustle N My Blood

X-Raided Presents C-Dubb - Mob Hits

Bloc Star Entertainment 2010
Bash & Jay Tee Present M.S.U
  • My Dispensary

Various - Baby Bash & Jay Tee Present M.S.U

40 Ounce Records 2011
Jay Tee Presents Bay To Santa Fe
  • In The Streets

Various - Jay Tee Presents Bay To Santa Fe

40 Ounce Records, Pushin Dope Productions 2011
Thizz Nation Vol. 30: The 707
  • V-Town

Various - Thizz Nation Vol. 30: The 707

Thizz Entertainment 2011
Various - Take Flight Presents Califonia Gold
  • Pimping, Macking, Hustling, Stacking

Various - Take Flight Presents Califonia Gold

Take Flight 2011
Frost - For The Homeboys
  • Feria

Frost - For The Homeboys

Raza Records, SL Entertainment 2013
Pushin Dope Productions - Still Pushing Dope Vol. 1
  • Choosin

Various - Still Pushing Dope Vol. 1

Pushin Dope Productions 2014
C-Dubb - The Mobb House (Killa Kollabz)
  • Hustle N My Blood

C-Dubb - The Mobb House (Killa Kollabz)

We The West, Blacktop Entertainment 2014
B12 - The Kollection
  • Fuck All Yall

B12 - The Kollection

12 Entertainment 2017

Production

4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay
  • California Lifestyles

Various - 4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay

Swerve Records 1996
Playas Association - Tha Bomb-Bay
  • Intro

Various - Playas Association: Tha Bomb-Bay

Swerve Records 1996
Ironic - De Vallejo
  • Tha Potion

Ironic - De Vallejo

40 Ounce Records, Raging Bull Records 1996
N2DEEP - The Golden State
  • On Tha Everyday

N2DEEP - The Golden State

Swerve Records 1997
P.S.D. - Game Costs
  • Pepi Lepew Pimpin'

P.S.D. - Game Costs

Swerve Records 1997
On-Hit Compilation "Take Your Hit & Pass It"
  • Cool Cool Cat

Various - On-Hit Compilation "Take Your Hit & Pass It"

Rob No-Kneez Entertainment 1997
Jay Tee & Baby Beesh - Latino Velvet Project
  • Threesome

Jay Tee & Baby Beesh - Latino Velvet Project

Swerve Records 1998
3 Beam Circus 2: Connect Game

Various - 3 Beam Circus 2: Connect Game

S2 Records 1999
PSD - Bread Head

PSD - Bread Head

Swerve Records 1999
Jay Tee - The Knocks (1992 - 2000)

Jay Tee - The Knocks (1992 - 2000)

40 Ounce Records 2001
N2DEEP - Slightly Pimpish / Mostly Doggish
  • Intro

N2DEEP - Slightly Pimpish / Mostly Doggish

40 Ounce Records 2002
Miami's Collection Of Dope
  • Tramp Traps

Various - Miami's Collection Of Dope

40 Ounce Records 2002
Swervin Entertainment Presents Legendary Compilation Kingz
  • California Lifestyles

Various - Compilation Kingz

Swervin Entertainment 2002
Various - Nationwide R.A.N.
  • Party Goin Down Tonight

Various - Nationwide R.A.N.

Realizme Entertainment 2002
Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia State Of Emergency
  • You Ain't Heard?

Various - Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia: State Of Emergency

40 Ounce Records 2003
Jay Tee - A Cold Piece Work
  • Every Playa

Jay Tee - A Cold Piece Work

40 Ounce Records 2004
Mac Dre & Jay Tee - Everybody Ain't Able
  • Playa Jay Tee

Mac Dre & Jay Tee - Everybody Ain't Able

40 Ounce Records, Thizz Entertainment 2007
Jay Tee - The Game Is Cold

Jay Tee - The Game Is Cold

40 Ounce Records 2013