There are two artists named Jay Perez. 1) The one most often pictured is a Latin pop star Jay Perez. 2) Jay Perez is a hip hop and spoken word artist from San Diego. He is a part of the Freedom Writers collective of progressive artists that met at the University of California, San Diego.
Jay Perez, the Tejano singer, was born in San Antonio and is known as "The Voice." Originally, Jay was a drummer. Then he played for the Latin Breed and became a singer. Don Luis el Tejano was one of their most famous songs and an anthem for the Chicano civil rights movement.