Mike Jay – The Mike Jay EP

At the tender age of 21, L.A. songwriter and Virgin Records newbie Mike Jay has already written for Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Babyface, and Ciara to name a few, but now he's released his solo effort, The Mike Jay EP. Repping for Cali through and through, Jay enlists Oakland rapping veteran Too Short and upcoming Compton emcee YG as the only two features on the six-song set, which showcases his vocal skills and prowess with a pen.

Despite his age, Jay executes his flip of the classics well: “BFF” is a nice borrow of Shai’s classic “If I Ever Fall In Love” and “Birthday Suit” gets down to the nitty gritty, using nuances of Mint Condition’s “Pretty Brown Eyes.” The content is of the the standard, female-focused sort from a young, handsome man's point of view, a.k.a bedroom affairs and strippers.

Listen to Mike Jay's solo project below and tell us what you think!