Anass Jerari, widely recognized by his artistic moniker A-JEY, is an emerging Riffian sensation hailing from the vibrant city of Nador, Morocco. Born on October 12th, 1998, A-JEY embarked on his musical odyssey in 2016, crafting and producing his rap and R&B compositions that echo his distinct style and sonic signature.
In 2019, A-JEY catapulted into the limelight with the release of his breakthrough single « Broken ft. ILY, » an instant viral sensation amassing millions of views on YouTube. This success paved the way for collaborative ventures with renowned artists, including a notable collaboration with Lferda. A-JEY’s music seamlessly weaves together the rich tapestry of traditional Rifian melodies with the contemporary beats of hip-hop and R&B, resulting in an infectious sound that resonates not only in Morocco but also captivates audiences globally.
His lyrical narratives delve into profound themes such as immigration, love, and personal growth, adding a layer of depth and relatability to his music. Following his initial success, A-JEY continued to evolve his artistic expression, releasing a series of hit singles, including the widely acclaimed « Ussan, » which transcended age boundaries and resonated with listeners from all walks of life. « FIESTA, » a drill rap anthem in Darija, and « Safi rou7, » a poignant reflection on heartbreak, showcased his versatility and storytelling prowess.
In a groundbreaking move, A-JEY defied norms by hosting a historic showcase in his hometown, setting a precedent for rappers in the city. Simultaneously, he released his debut mixtape, « DESTINATION, » a magnum opus exploring themes of immigration and love. Featuring 11 tracks encompassing various styles, the mixtape includes an insightful intro detailing the narrative arc, five songs in Darija, five in Rifian, and a compelling collaboration with the esteemed Moroccan rapper KLASS-A.
With a rapidly expanding fan base, a repertoire of successful releases, and a groundbreaking showcase, A-JEY stands as one of the most promising and innovative voices in Moroccan music. His commitment to authenticity and creative exploration cements his position as an artist poised for continued ascension in the industry.