Willie Jae

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Willie Jae
Birth name William Jae
Born (1986-09-02) September 2, 1986 (age 28)
Origin Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genres R&B, jazz, urban
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur
Years active 2004–present
Labels Roc Nation, StarRoc
Website starrocrecords.com

Willie Jae (born September 2, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur from Newark, New Jersey. Jae is most known in the hip hop community for being the first artist of any genre to accumulate both 1 million song plays[1] and 1 million downloads in 2001.[2] Riding on the success of his Mixtape he began ghostwriting several rap and R&B records for major acts.[3][4] Jae has been the go to "hook" writer for hip hop's biggest acts since the young age of 16,[4][5] starting off writing for fun, and ending up ghostwriting for Def Jam writers. After a year of ghostwriting for a major label, Jae decided to branch out and become an indie artist,[5] while still writing commercial records per Diem.[6] In 2008 Jae retired from writing, and began a new career as an entrepreneur, he liked the idea of working for himself and financial independence. In 2011 Jae was presented with the opportunity to buy into a private social media management company,[7] already becoming a social media powerhouse himself he took the opportunity and bought an estimated 64% of the company.[7] Realizing that he could use the connections he had made in the music industry to expand the company Jae returned to the hip hop music scene,[8] and after reconnecting with former clients he was convinced to come out of retirement, and since been in negotiations for a publishing deal with Jay-Z's StarRoc.[4][9]

His debut album, Its Tha Roc, is due for release in December 2014, and is promised to be a showcase of hip hop and R&B's most talented unsigned artist, and Will also feature the single that built him a cult following among fans of independent music.,[10] and is highly anticipated by the underground hip hop scene.


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