Rapper Jay Worthy began spending time in California as a youngster and moved there in his late teens, influenced by Ice Cube and many of that West Coast pioneer's contemporaries. Regardless of his beatmaking collaborators, the rapper tends to favor slow to midtempo productions that pull from the mellow end of late-'70s and early-'80s R&B, suiting his relaxed approach to relating street tales. He didn't take the art form seriously until after he hooked up with producer Sean House as LNDN DRGS, who in 2015 issued an EP with additional input from A$AP Yams, G Perico, and Chuck Inglish. The following year, Worthy produced Bompton, a six-part documentary on Compton, for the Vice channel. Worthy and House returned in early 2017 with another EP, P on the Boards, in tribute to Yams. Later in the year, Worthy and the Alchemist teamed up for the seven-track Fantasy Island. Through the end of the decade, Worthy deepened his discography with a slew of projects including G-Worthy (with Perico and Cardo) and LNDN DRGS sets such as Active, Brain on DRGS, Umbrella Symphony, and Affiliated.
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