Emerging Dallas Hip-Hop Artist Jaylin “Jay Kid” Williams


If you haven’t yet heard of Jaylin “Jay Kid” Williams, now’s the time to pay attention.

There’s a new rapper on the Dallas scene. Except…he isn’t new. If you haven’t yet heard of Jaylin “Jay Kid” Williams, now’s the time to pay attention. Jaylin isn’t your typical rapper. At the tender age of fourteen, he began writing Christian rap lyrics and performing at churches across the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, as well as clubs and even the Dallas House of Blues.

It wasn’t an easy road. Jaylin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at just twenty- three months old. After rushing him to Children’s Medical Center here in Dallas, his parents learned that his blood sugar levels were over one hundred times what is normal, and he was clinging to life by a thread.

Jaylin beat death. But his life has been overshadowed by diabetes, and he’s been determined not to let the disease define him or hinder his purpose. “I knew what my calling was before I graduated high school. So, my main objective during my senior year was to learn as much about audio engineering as possible,” says Jaylin.