JAY VARCITY

Jay Varcity

Born Michael LaForest, September 26th in New York the youngest of four children and raised in Rockland County, no one knew this birth would bring about the musical prodigy known as Jay Varcity. Influenced at an early age by his father who plays in a band and mentored by his older brother that passed away in 2004, Jay Varcity used those influences to motivate and inspire him to create musical works that surpassed his young years. He earned the name Varcity because he was young in the field but knew the game well. He plays over six instruments all in which he is self taught which shows the musical talents that he possesses that helps him to excel as a producer, writer , artist with the skills necessary to create music for any genre.
Jay Varcity has breathed hip hop since he was a child listening to all the great artist before his time such as Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, the old school groups such The Dells and hip hop greats such as Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Guru, A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast and the list just goes on. Artist such as 9th Wonder, Timbo, Kanye, Alchemist and Dr. Dre are producers that inspired Jay Varcity to open up that extremely creative side of his mindspace and as a result he won 2 producer battles in New York. Because of his innate production abilities Varcity has worked with the likes of Scotti Boi and Maybach Music. Jay Varcitys love of the game and the need to want to change how the world sees hip hop brought about the birth of his production company, Epic Elite Productions. This is just the beginning of the Jay Varcity era.