The Rebound of A Hustler

By Ryan Scerra

Jay Jenkins, 34, is currently prepping for his 25-city American escapade, The Hustlers Ambition Tour.

Jenkins has been criticized for his work ethic after his long awaited album, TM103: Hustlers Ambition, had been delayed 13 times in a four year span. Fortunately, Jenkins’ delays paid off with his fourth solo album reaching number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. This marks his fourth release as well as his fourth number one hip hop album.

His singles “I Do” and “Supafreak” have been dominating radio waves. His third single “Leave You Alone”, featuring Ne-Yo, is slowly climbing up the charts as well.

Now with all this success, after four years of musical hiatus, Jenkins is about to embark on his next tour. He will travel across America through 25 cities, including Boston, Seattle and Las Vegas. A picture of the tour dates leaked online which instantly caused a stir among hip hop fans.

On top of all this current success, Jenkins is working on more projects, one of which is with legend producer/rapper Warren G. Hip hop news website HipHopDX interviewed Jenkins, “It’s just that whole era,” Jenkins noted.

“That’s what I grew up on. To work with those cats [like DJ Quik or Warren G), they really make music. When you sit down and listen to them tell you stories about things that happened with [Tupac] and the whole Death Row thing, it’s just inspiration. It makes you want to go harder.”

TM103 has now sold over 500,000 units and with this tour about to kick off, sales are bound to increase. Jenkins also just recently performed his hit song “Leave You Alone” on Jimmy Fallon Live. Many doubted Jenkins’ rebound to the hip hop game, but it’s clear he is making a statement to those who doubted him.

Tickets for the tour shows are ranging from $20 to $200 for meet and greet packages on ticketmaster. His two singles can be heard below and all over your local radio stations.


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