Tay Keith is an American record producer as well as a songwriter. Tay Keith started producing music at the early age teens after meeting a fellow rapper BlocBoy JB. He has worked on popular music by renowned artists like Drake, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, DJ Khalid, etc.
Table of Biography
Tay Keith’s real name is Brytavious Lakeith Chambers and he was born on 20 September 1996. Currently, he is 23 years old. He is originally from South Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up learning that music was his strong point. Keith is the youngest among his siblings and he has two brothers and two sisters. However, their names and other details are not available along with information regarding his parents.
Nevertheless, the producer has mentioned that he lived with his mother but later went on to live with his dad. Moreover, in the place he grew up, there were artists like Three 6 Mafia, Playa Fly, and 8Ball & MJG. Also, he is the first person in his family to involve in the music industry and his brothers also rap.
Talking about his educational background, Tay Keith attended Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) choosing subject Media Management. Prior to this, he attended White Station where he graduated high school. Further, Tay Keith also mentioned that he learned a lot about royalties, mechanical royalties, performance royalties, and copyright while in MTSU.
Moreover, at around fourteen years old, Tay began to make music and publish it to YouTube and DatPiff. He also used his piano to make songs as well as remake popular songs. One of the songs he managed to remake was Lil Wayne’s Lollipop. Tay Keith later moved to Raleigh in North Memphis and met the American rapper BlocBoy JB when he was 14 years years old. Then the two began making music together.
Career, Professional Life, and Awards
Tay Keith is a record producer and songwriter. Blasting into the mainstream on the success of Drake-assisted hit “Look Alive,” producer Tay Keith found his standing in the rap zeitgeist alongside longtime friend and collaborator BlocBoy JB. Having built on “Look Alive” with follow-up single “Rover 2.0,” the Memphis producer found his first number one hit with Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” and landed work with key artists from Eminem to Lil Baby.
Tay Keith found his knack for production at age 14, learning at home while uploading beats to audio streaming platforms. After moving to Raleigh, he quickly developed a friendship and working relationship with local rapper BlocBoy JB and was quick to provide beats for the rapper’s 2016 debut mixtape, Who Am I.
Mastering both the clacking drawl of local production styles and the faster pace of mainstream trap, the producer upped his work ethic through the mid to the late 2010s, working on mixtapes including Blac Youngsta’s F*ck Everybody, Moneybagg Yo’s Heartless and Federal 3X, and BlocBoy’s Loco, Grape Juice, The Purple M&M, and Who Am I 3.
After the Memphis collaborators caught the attention of international superstar Drake, the trio worked together for 2018 single “Look Alive,” which landed at number five on the U.S. singles chart. This song also spent four weeks in the Billboard top 10.
Moreover, Tay Keith was only a senior year at Middle Tennessee State University when he produced this song. Also, this song also gave both artists their first taste of the mainstream. With international eyes on the duo, they were quick to enlist 21 Savage for remix track “Rover 2.0.” Tay Keith has also featured in publications like Hype Beast and XXL mag.
Working alongside artists from A$AP Rocky to G-Eazy, Keith landed production work for Travis Scott’s upcoming ASTROWORLD LP through his Drake co-sign. The result was the co-produced “SICKO MODE,” the first hip-hop song in history to spend more than 30 weeks in the chart’s Top Ten spots, the single landed Keith his first number one hit, as well as two nominations at the 61st Grammy Awards later that year.
Now an established name in the hip-hop mainstream, the Memphis producer continued to work with some of the industry’s biggest names, ending 2018 with colossal hits including Eminem’s “Not Alike,” Drake’s “Nonstop,” and Lil Baby, Gunna, and Drake’s “Never Recover.”
2019 saw the producer expand his repertoire to pop, too. After kicking off the year with work on Beyoncé’s “Before I Let Go,” the Memphis producer worked with Miley Cyrus in “Mother’s Daughter” and DJ Khaled in “Wish Wish“, alongside more traditional trap rappers Denzel Curry in “Automatic” and Gucci Mane “Came from Scratch,” “Look at Me Now,” and “Bottom“.
Beginning of the career
Talking in detail about how the young producer started his career, he says that he is mostly self-taught. He watched his brother rap and record on Mixcraft and later just did it on his own computer.
Nevertheless, Drumma Boy and Memphis Track Boy gave him good advice. Another producer called Lil Lody also helped him. They all gave Tay a lot of advice since they are all from Memphis and they’ve made their way out too. Additionally, Tay Keith met Drumma Boy in Atlanta at an artist showcase and he met Memphis Track Boy while going to the studio.
Drumma Boy also gave Tay advice that still stuck with him to this day and he said, “Basically, be careful of whom you do your publishing with. Every artist and producer has their own publishing and stuff, just be careful what company you choose to collect your publishing.”
Tay Keith and Balc Youngsta did a song when Tay was producing for Blac. When he first signed with CMG, Tay had already produced the song on his tape called “Whole Life.” On his next tape called Young and Reckless, Tay Keith did three beats. From there, he had dropped a mixtape called Fuck Everybody and Tay had produced “Lil Bitch,” the single on the mixtape. That was four years ago.
There is no information regarding the young producer’s relationship status. He is still young and hence might be single. Or maybe he has a lover but likes to keep it away from the public. Tay Keith is also busy focusing on strengthening his career as a producer as well as on his education at such a young age. Moreover, Tay Keith has also succeeded in keeping his personal and professional life away from unnecessary rumors and scandals.
Talking about his body measurements, Tay Keith’s height is 1.64 meters and his weight is approximately 87kg. Other body measurements like his chest-waist-hip, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. are not available. Moreover, Tay Keith has black eyes and hair of the same color. The additional physical feature that attracts people to him is his dreadlocked hair.
Social Media and Net worth
Talking about Tay Keith’s social media visibility, he is a verified user on Twitter and Instagram. He joined Twitter in October 2013 and so far has 124.7k followers. Likewise, Tay Keith also has 537k followers with 50 posts as of April 2020. Tay Keith also has a Youtube channel with 918 subscribers. We can also reach him at [email protected] for inquiries.
Moving on, Tay Keith’s net worth estimation is around $1 million. He earns through producing music and also doing Djing occasionally. There also might be other sources of income for this young record producer and songwriter. Moreover, the average salary for the songwriters in $43k dollars.