Professor Jay started rapping in the early 90s, he joined the Hard blasters Crew in 1994. In 1995 Professor Jay and Hard Blasters won the title of best Hip Hop group of Tanzania. Together with other Hard Blasters members they released the album “Funga Kazi” in the year 2000. This album is believed to have revolutionized the music industry in Tanzania thanks to powerful messages in tracks like “Chemsha Bongo” and “Mamsup”. It also contributed towards establishing Bongo Fleva (Swahili Rap) as music for all ages and classes as opposed to the old fashioned believes that Bongo Fleva was just street music.
Professor decided to go solo in 2001, he immediately released his first solo album “Machozi, Jasho na Damu” (Tears, Sweat & Blood). The album was an instant hit and Professor jay received many awards such as Tanzanian best composer and Tanzanian Best single for the track “Ndio Mzee” from the album, which featured other hit singles like “piga makofi and Bongo-Dar es Salaam”.
In 2003 he released his second solo album called “Mapinduzi halisi”. This album won Professor Jay other awards such as Tanzania best Hip-Hop album at the Kili Tanzania Music Awards 2003. It features top hits such as “Zali la mentali, Msinitenge and Promota anabeep”
Third album and the latest album was released January 2006 the title of the album is “J.O.S.E.P.H”. The single “J.O.S.E.P.H” was released slightly before the album, and it was chosen as Best Bongo Flava single at the BBC and Radio One Awards.
This latest album received four nominations for Best Hip Hop album, Best songwriter, Best Hip Hop song for the track “Nikusaidieje” and Best song of the year for the track “Nikusaidieje” at the Kilimanjaro music awards 2006 and won for Best song of the year for the track “Nikusaidieje” and later nominated for the Kenya Kisima Music Awards for Best song from Tanzania for track “Nikusaidieje” and won Best video from Tanzania for track “Nikusaidieje”.