"Problematic" by Jayk Gallagher
Jayk Gallagher is a working actor, rapper, musician and writer based in LA who has appeared in such films as "The Social Network" and in TV shows on CBS, TNT, E!, MTV, Disney XD, Comedy Central and ABC Family. He's starred in over 35 national commercials, and performed stand-up comedy regularly at The Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory. He created and starred in web series for Current TV, Fremantle Media and Sun Microsystems. Jayk stars in the recent indie feature film release "The Dedd Brothers" as Brandon Dedd.
He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a BA in Theater Studies: Acting and Directing. Jayk is a published poet, produced playwright, screenwriter and theater director. He trained in acting at North Carolina School of the Arts, Boston University Theater Institute, and El Galliner in Girona, Spain.
As a rapper, Jayk has performed at The Viper Room, The Satellite, The Airliner, Silver Lake Lounge... Lot 1, Five Star Bar, The Grand Star, Mountain Bar, Kaos Network... and pretty much every other underground venue in greater Los Angeles. He runs a monthly event that showcases up and coming DJs, rappers and beatmakers called Galaga 2331.
Back in June of this year, Jayk founded an indie rock band called Hobart W Fink which debuted at The Satellite in September. With a "slightly ironic, nerdy sound and eclectic tastes" the band spent November of 2012 doing a residency at Lot 1 with such acts as Gothic Tropic (solo), Cotillon, Never At Night, James Supercave (solo), LA Font (solo), The Janks, The Vim Dicta and more. Find out more about HWF here.
Rapping since he was 14 years old, Jayk honed his skills with constant battling. While his early tracks are under wraps, his three most recent EPs "Corporation Choose Me EP", "Galaga Kaioti EP" and "Coyote and Hummingbird EP" are available for download.
Jayk made the beats for these first two projects, converting indie rock songs into rap beats, sampling the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Elliot Smith, Bat For Lashes, White Stripes and more.
He just released a project entitled "Seismic" with LA beatmaker ELOS of Alpha Pup, recorded and mixed by Alwayz Prolific of Swingy Recordings. He recorded an unreleased rap project at The Village Studios, where Dr. Dre's The Chronic was recorded, under the eye of owner Jeff Greenberg.
Jayk participates in a nation-wide rap battle leagues King Of The Dot and Grind Time where he has defeated opponents from Hawaii, Arizona, Texas and more.
Jayk has an active spiritual life, and believes that "to keep what you
have you've got to give it away." He has two cats, Sooty and Seiorse.