EL-JAY was born in Northridge, California. EL-JAY is the oldest of three children—a natural born leader. He is the son of multi-platinum artist, Rome, whose big hit was “I Belong to You”. Entertaining and music have always been present in EL-JAY’s life as he began to show an interest in acting, music, modeling at an early age, even before watching his father Rome. EL-JAY taught himself how to dance at the tender age of five years old. Michael Jackson was a huge inspiration in EL-JAY’s life as he began mimicking Michael’s every move and entertaining others with his adaptation of this well-known artist. That was the beginning of EL-JAY’s creative potential and creativity; truly a raw talent and a true natural. EL-JAY had the opportunity to sing on Rome’s independent album “To the Highest”, as well as appear in his dad’s “People of This World” video. EL-JAY considers writer/producer/director, Tyler Perry, Will Smith have a huge motivation in his choice to make entertainment his career. During his middle and high school years, EL-JAY’s physique began to stretch and so did his talents and abilities as he jumped into playing sports (which he excelled in) and put music on hold. EL-JAY was drawn back to his musical roots after his first year of college and picked up where he left off with his singing, writing, acting, modeling and dancing.