Born and raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn New York, Jay Vanderveer A.K.A Giz-Moe took an interest in music at an early age.
By the time he was 12 years old he started writing poetry and began penning down lyrics to artists songs as if he was rapping alongside them, such as Bow Wow, Jay-Z , Fabolous, & Nelly to name a few. "I use to write rhymes for myself like I was on the song with them like a featured artist". He's stated that Bow Wow being a kid rapper was a very big inspiration for him to do the same thing, "Bow Wow was out and he was 13 so i felt like if he can rap and hes got people writing for him, and I'm writing my own stuff i could be better then him it was pretty funny the things i would write". At Age 14 Giz entered his freshman year of high school and had loads of competition around him and so he started singing instead because of the girls, " I'm From Coney Island so I went to Abraham Lincoln and where we from you either playing ball (basketball) or you Acting Selling Drugs, or doing music, I played ball but I've always been in love with music so when I got to high school and everybody rapped I chose to sing because girls like singers". At the age of 16 Giz became envious of singer Chris Brown and started "Going Hard" to be as good and get his voice better "When Chris Brown came out you can say I got jealous because were both the same age born in the same month same year, same complexion, same height and both dance and sang, but im in school and hes on the T.V and radio, all the girls was loving him so I got tight and started going hard to improve my voice". He lists a plethora of musical Influences that has helped and inspired him. Jay-Z Tupac The Notorious B.I.G Big L LL Cool J Chris Brown Trey Songz Kriss Kross Ne-Yo Aaliyah DMX 50 Cent Fabolous Bow Wow Drake J.Cole SWV Total Nsync Tevin Campbell R.Kelly Michael Jackson Green Day Juelz Santana Stevie Wonder Frank Sinatra and Big Band and Swing Music.
Giz-Moe Was Born on May 9th 1989 In Brooklyn,NY He is 23.
Also Known As( Alias('s) Jay.V Gizzy GizzyMoe Royce Owens Carter Young Gizington & M.O.E