Celebrity Interviews

Jay 305 Interview: “Thuggin” in Real Life, Almost Being Killed at 11 & Losing His Virginity at 13

Jay 305 is the person your momma warned you about.  He joins Sway in the Morning live from LA to discuss his single “Thuggin” and why he had to flee Cali at the age of 11.

Although he’s from the West Coast, Jay 305 reps Miami after he moved there at age 11 because someone was trying to kill him.  Leaving his old ways behind him, Jay 305 speaks to us about his prior convictions and time he served in prison.

With a solid roll going and a promising rap career going forward we see Jay 305 rising more and more over the next year.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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