Jay Tee

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Jay Tee
Birth name James Trujillo
Also known as Jaime Trago
Origin Vallejo, California, United States
Genres West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Hip hop, Chicano rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, producer, Record Company Owner
Years active 1989–present
Labels 40 Ounce Records, Swerve, Bust It, Profile Records
Associated acts N2Deep, Baby Beesh, Frost, Don Cisco, Mac Dre, PSD, Da'unda'dogg, B-12
Website 40 Ounce Records

James Trujillo, better known by his stage name Jay Tee, is a rapper, songwriter and producer from Vallejo, CA. He has been a part of the city's scene since the early 1990s as the lead member of N2Deep and Latino Velvet along with Baby Beesh. Even though N2Deep's 2000 album Slightly Pimpish/Mostly Doggish was a solo album, it wasn't until 2001 that Jay Tee released a solo album under his own name.

Latino Velvet was originally composed of Jay Tee and Baby Beesh in 1997 on the album Latino Velvet Project. Although the album featured several tracks with Frost and Don Cisco, it wasn't until 2000 that they were featured on the cover with equal billing to Jay Tee and Baby Beesh. Velvet City featured several west coast artists including: E-40, Levitti, Rappin' 4-Tay, Bosko, Cool Nutz and the Mary Jane Girls.

Jay Tee is the founder and owner of 40 Ounce Records.[1] Jay Tee has remained an underground presence in The Bay Area since his debut almost two decades ago.


Jay Tee solo albums[edit]

Released Album Notes
February 13, 2001
The Knocks 1992–2000
A collection of previously released songs from the N2Deep and Latino Velvet music catalogs.
June 12, 2001
So Cold
October 22, 2002
High Caliber
January 4, 2005
A Cold Piece of Work
June 21, 2005
The Thousandaire
July 12, 2005
He Got Game
A mixtape of new material, mixed by Insane Mixaken.
October 3, 2006
How the Game Go
September 2, 2008
Appearances Volume 1
A collection of previously released, rare and hard to find guest appearances.
August 19, 2008
A.K.A. Jaime Trago
August 25, 2009
Appearances Volume 2
A collection of previously released, rare and hard to find guest appearances.
April 20, 2010
Money in the Streets
"Scheduled to be released on April 20, 2010" [2]
April 16, 2013
The Game is Cold
June 17, 2014
Vallejo Mentality

N2Deep albums[edit]

Released Album Contributing members Notes
June 1, 1992
Back to the Hotel
Jay Tee, TL
November 14, 1994
Jay Tee, TL
March 27, 1997
The Golden State
Jay Tee, TL
September 15, 1998
The Rumble
Jay Tee
March 9, 1999
The Best of N2Deep
Jay Tee, TL
A collection of previously released songs from the N2Deep music catalog.
May 16, 2000
Slightly Pimpish/Mostly Doggish
Jay Tee
October 22, 2002
Unreleased Game 1993: The Lost Album
Jay Tee, TL
Originally recorded in 1993. Finally released as The Lost Album in 2002, click here for the full story.
November 18, 2008
The Movement
Jay Tee, TL, Lofty, Drew Fox, Big Mike, Ray Barlow
Rock/Rap inspired album. The Band's MySpace Page

Latino Velvet albums[edit]

Released Album Contributing members Notes
September 16, 1997
Latino Velvet Project
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh
May 23, 2000
Velvet City
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh, Don Cisco, Frost
June 18, 2002
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh
July 13, 2004
Menudo Mix
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh, Don Cisco
A mixtape of classic and remixed songs compiled from the Latino Velvet and N2Deep music catalogs, as well as the members own solo projects and their guest appearances on other artists albums and compilations.
Jun 19, 2007
The Camp Is Back
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh
A mixtape of new material, hosted by Chingo Bling.
November 18, 2008
The Best of Latino Velvet
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh, Don Cisco, Frost
A greatest hits compilation. A collection of previously released songs from the Latino Velvet music catalog, as well as the four members own solo projects.
September 18, 2012
Jay Tee, Baby Beesh

Various collaboration albums[edit]

Released Album Artists Notes
September 10, 2002
Jay Tee, Young Dru & B-12
Group name: Free Agents.
June 19, 2007
Everybody Ain't Able
Jay Tee & Mac Dre
A compilation of previously released songs recorded by Jay Tee with Mac Dre, before he died in 2004.
November 20, 2007
Out Here Hustlin'
Jay Tee & Young Dru


Released Title Artists Notes
July 30, 1996
Playas Association - Tha Bomb Bay
Various Artists
Jay Tee started this line of compilations in 1994 to showcase up and coming Bay Area talent.[3]
November 10, 1998
Playas Association Vol. 2 - Full Time Hustlin
Various Artists
Track 01 - Produced and Mixed by Dave Fore
Track 04 - Mixed by Dave Fore
November 27, 2001
40 Ounce Records Hardest Hits: 10 Years in the Game '92-'02
Various Artists
A collection of previously released songs from the Jay Tee, N2Deep and Latino Velvet music catalogs.
November 27, 2001
Playas Association Vol. 3 - The Product
Various Artists
October 1, 2002
Playas Association Vol. IV - Northwest Hustlin
Various Artists
October 22, 2002
Bayriderz, Vol. 3: Kalifornia: State of Emergency
Jay Tee & B-12 Present
May 11, 2004
On One: The 40 Ounce Album & Mixtape
Various Artists
September 13, 2011
Bay to Santa Fe
Various Artists

DVD releases[edit]

Released Title Artists Notes
May 1, 2007
More Than Money
A behind the scenes look at one of the Bay Area's most respected rap groups. Includes music videos, interviews and behind the scenes footage. [4]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Album Song
1996 The Rompalation "Where We Dwell" (Mac Dre featuring Jay Tee & Baby Beesh)
1997 Spread Yo Hustle Compilation "You Should Never Be Broke" (Jay Tee & Baby Beesh)
1999 If You Could See Inside Me "Presidential" (A Lighter Shade of Brown featuring Jay Tee & Frost)
That Was Then, This Is Now, Vol. 1 "Act Like Ya Want It" (Frost featuring Rappin' 4-Tay, Jay Tee & Don Cisco)
"Feria (Frost featuring Jay Tee & Baby Beesh)"
The Rompalation Volume 2 "Howda" (Jay Tee)
What It Is "Off Yo' Ass" (PSD featuring Jay Tee)
3 Beam Circus 2 - Connect Game "We Keep Our Game Tight" (Jay Tee & Young Dru)
2000 Desolate Situations Vol. 1: Desolate "Mo' Money, Mo' Kic'n" (Da'unda'dogg featuring Jay Tee)
The Album "Done Deal" (D.B.A. featuring B-Legit, Jay Tee & Baby Beesh)
Oh Boy "Breezy" (Don Ciscofeaturing Baby Beesh & Jay Tee)
That Was Then, This Is Now, Vol. 2 "Thug Shit" (Frost featuring Mr. Lil' One, Jay Tee & Bad Boy)
2001 Savage Dreams "Crossing Game" (Baby Beesh featuring Frost, Jay Tee, Sneak & BR)
Neva Look Back "Another Weekend" (Riderlife featuring Jay Tee)
Bay 2 Sac "We Run This" (Taydatay featuring Jay Tee & Young Dru)
2002 On tha Cool "Dime Piece" (Baby Beesh featuring Jay Tee & Russell Lee)
2003 Tha Smokin' Nephew "Tha Chop" (Baby Bash featuring A-Wax & Jay Tee)
Somethin' 4 the Riderz "Same Shit" (Frost featuring Baby Bash & Jay Tee)
"We Ride Hot" (Frost featuring Messy Marv & Jay Tee)
"Last Nite" (Frost featuring Jay Tee)
"Party Goin' Down Tonight" (Frost featuring Jay Tee)
2004 Menage a Trois "Who Wanna Creep" (Baby Bash featuring Latino Velvet)
2005 Super Saucy "Hennessey" (Baby Bash featuring Jay Tee, Mac Dre & Miami The Most)
It'z Real Out Here "Seniorita" (Celly Cel featuring Jay Tee)
Hustler's Paradise "It Ain't Easy" (Don Cisco featuring Banx & Jay Tee)
Welcome to Frost Angeles "The Kaper" (Frost featuring Cameosis & Jay Tee)
Once Upon a Time in Los Scandalous "All Night" (Nino Brown featuring Don Cisco & Jay Tee)
2006 Final Fight: Streetwise Soundtrack "Holdin' On" (Jay Tee)
Da Playboy Foundation "Last Night" (Big Ice & Oral Bee featuring Frost, Bullet, Jay Tee & Arjay)
"We Ride Hot Cuzzin" (Big Ice & Oral Bee featuring Jay Tee, Frost & Messy Marv)
"Shake The Spot" (Big Ice & Oral Bee featuring Jay Tee & Young Dru)
2007 The Next Level "U Gotta Love It" (Big Fedi featuring Jay Tee, Chino 4 Real & Merciless)
2008 Goodie Girls "Legs Open" (AP.9 featuring Jay Tee)

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