South African - Scottish songwriter and Hip Hop artist Jackson “Jay 5” Visser currently lives in Scotland, but spends “as much time as possible” in South Africa.
An international licensing agreement with Itchycoo Records sees Jay 5’s songs included in CD compilations which are promoted in the UK and worldwide, including the massive music markets in Japan & Korea.
23 year old Jay 5 frequently performs with Irish singer songwriter Ryan O’Meara. Jay 5’s South African heritage and O’Meara’s Irish background can frequently both be heard in their music, giving a powerful twist to their unique hip hop style which they call Rap ‘n’ Roll.
Their new “Rap ‘n’ Roll” album is planned for release in Nov ’13. This is also the title of one of the songs licensed by Itchycoo Records, released on 5 Aug ‘13.