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Pyrocy
In the latest OPM, there is an interview with Young Maylay, an up and coming rapper and also the voice for the CJ. Sam Houser said his voice was "powerful". You can pick up the latest OPM in stores now.

QUOTE
"Actually, it was through DJ Pooh. He's been a producer forever...I was introduced, then the Rockstar family picked me up...I didn't know that Dan was listening, and I guess he was getting the idea about me being the voice right then."

-- Extract from interview with Young Maylay, Official Playstation 2 Magazine USA, Issue 86


Thanks to Hellion00 of TheGFCC and GTAGaming for the heads up.
Passionate Homo Sapiens Ingester
i thought u wernt s'posed to liek gaymeng..

dood now at least we wont get all these topics "its 2P4C!!one1"
i didnt see that coming though.
TrIgGeR HaPpY
cool i dnt rely mind who plays his voice anywa tho
asthenia
Ah-we-sum! We finally know.

Ast
Dead At 4pm
im glad its someones voice who we wont reconise, i cant wait to hear him talk, i cant find any audio clips of his voice though. sad.gif
Bluntman & Chronic
FINALLY! A rest to all of those Tupac threads... (He's dead, deal with it! You don't hear me running around saying "Kurt lives"...)

Thank you PyroHazard! biggrin.gif
And Hellion00...
Blitz
That doesnt confirm its his voice.

It confirms hes been considered to do it.

It dont say thats why he chose me, it says he got the idea for me doing the voice from there...

Im sure several people have been considered in his voice.

It doesnt show enough to be on the homepage.

I seriously doubt Rockstar would pick an unknown (cant even find him in a google search) to voice one of the biggest characters in videogames history and future, against a certainly allstar cast.

Its not him.

He has been considered, but not selected. Someone like Dre, or a well known west coast rapper will do it.
Bluntman & Chronic
QUOTE (Blitz @ Sep 28 2004, 01:03 PM)
That doesnt confirm its his voice.

It confirms hes been considered to do it.

It dont say thats why he chose me, it says he got the idea for me doing the voice from there...

Im sure several people have been considered in his voice.

It doesnt show enough to be on the homepage.

I seriously doubt Rockstar would pick an unknown (cant even find him in a google search) to voice one of the biggest characters in videogames history and future, against a certainly allstar cast.

Its not him.

He has been considered, but not selected. Someone like Dre, or a well known west coast rapper will do it.

Why the hell does he have to be "known" to voice CJ... What B.S.
Blitz
Well if you were Rockstar would you risk it on an unknown, or follow suite and voice a real actor / gangsta along with a decent cast.

(OFC You will say " Yer, ill pick him" But realistically i really doubt they would)

They have the money to pick an expensive actor or rapper and give the game a more authentic feel, than an "upcoming" rapper, he aint on google, i doubt hes commin up in shit.

Thats why they picked Ray Liotta, he suits the role immensly, and is a renowned actor.

Thats why I think Rockstar will follow suite, and pick an O.G. West coast rapper who was (and probably still is) big, especially in the early - mid nintees.

Like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube etc. Recognised people.

Just my thoughts
goti
i googled Young Maylay, and didn't find much just a few qutoes:

Iterview with Deeyah:

DJ Dev: Are there any guest vocalists on the album?

Deeyah: There are a couple of guest vocalists, but I have tried to limit it to people that are up and coming. Like Young Maylay, who is a really dope west coast MC rhymes on a couple of my tracks.


from westcoast2k.net:

King T's 5th album "yet untitled" is already being hailed as a classic and his best yet by those that have heard it. The new album is set to be released 2004 on Ruthless Records. Tracks like "Twista Corna" featuring WC, "Blow Trees" feat. LV, "We Do It Eazy" feat. Bone Thugs, and tracks with Xzibit, Tha Liks, Threat, Ms. Toi, a hot newcomer named Young Maylay

EDIT damn, my internet got screwed sry for double post sad.gif
Blitz
Well if you were Rockstar would you risk it on an unknown, or follow suite and voice a real actor / gangsta along with a decent cast.

(OFC You will say " Yer, ill pick him" But realistically i really doubt they would)

They have the money to pick an expensive actor or rapper and give the game a more authentic feel, than an "upcoming" rapper, he aint on google, i doubt hes commin up in shit.

Thats why they picked Ray Liotta, he suits the role immensly, and is a renowned actor.

Thats why I think Rockstar will follow suite, and pick an O.G. West coast rapper who was (and probably still is) big, especially in the early - mid nintees.

Like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube etc. Recognised people.

Just my thoughts

Also the quote, do you agree with me when i say that doesn't confirm he is voiceing CJ. It just confirms that he has been thought of ect

??
Bulkstack
Who the f.uck is that never heard of him, who is it
Blitz
Hes an "upcoming" or "hot new" rapper. Apparantly.

Really hes currently a nobody who probably knows some famous people.
Himsa
Rockstar has said that they will get a person who fits the role and they wont get someone who is famous just because they are famous. So, yes, they will risk it all, and some of you havent even heard his voice yet and you sayin "aw, why would rockstar pick him?" and shit. fuck, when you hear him speak, you'll know why Rockstar have picked him, and yes, Blitz, hes Carl Johnson. I dont know why OPM would interview someone who was just being considered for a role. rolleyes.gif
Blitz
Someone who fits the role would be an O.G. whos returned to the game

Like... Dre.

If he was confirmed

The magazine would say. Interview with the voice of CJ etc

Hes been considered and tested etc, thats it.
MS13_killer
QUOTE (Blitz @ Sep 28 2004, 05:53 PM)
Hes an "upcoming" or "hot new" rapper. Apparantly.

Really hes currently a nobody who probably knows some famous people.

What you think the voice matters, you think the voice sells the game? Your acting like if the voice of CJ is an unknown person that R* is going to risk messing up with the whole game. He is the voice of CJ, get OPM and read it.
mosher_28
I reckon it's great they've picked a young unknown rapper. It really suits the CJ role more than a big shot like ice cube, plus can u imagine ice cubes voice in CJ? It would just sound daft. You're pickin sayin that cause he's unknown he must be rubbish when you ain't even heard his voice, it might be the best voice for the role.
nckya1
QUOTE (Blitz @ Sep 28 2004, 06:23 PM)
Someone who fits the role would be an O.G. whos returned to the game

Like... Dre.

If he was confirmed

The magazine would say. Interview with the voice of CJ etc

Hes been considered and tested etc, thats it.

hold on, hold on,

it has been CONFIRMED ok?
j14rk1n
I think it's a great idea. This way, we have no idea what he's going to sound like. When they said Ray Liotta would do the voice for Tommy, that was great, but I'd like to be suprised. Anyway, Rockstar is a kickass company who basically never do anything wrong. I'm sure that Young Maylay will be a great choice and it'll fit into the game seamlessly. biggrin.gif
TFH
They could compare young maylay 2 c.j. He was a no1 b4 the game he wont be after it
cj is a nobody @ the tsrt of the game he wont be @ the end

Plus whats the deal wit big acotrs its not like its a feature lenght movie going 2 be nominated for oscars is it?...NO
bigal
To every dickleech that thinks he is not gonna be the voice, let me present 2 excellent points for you to consider:
1. There is one month till release.
How in the blue fuck are they gonna completely record all of the voices in one month? Short answer. It was done a long long time ago. It is not possible to code all those voiceovers and record them that quickly.
2. Who in the hell here doens't think Rockstar knows what they're doing?
Rockstar is the best game making company in the business, despite perhaps EA. Who in the fuck has the right to tell them they can't use a no one for the voice? They know what they're doing. When you jackasses hear that voice booming from CJ, you'll all be like, "Oh now I realize why they picked this guy. Wow! Shit!"

So there you go. CJ is Rockstar's baby.
barkurr
Yea man, i think that CJ;s voice is gunna fukn kick ass....R* dusnt need no big name, i think a big name wuld take away from the game, a nobody will have a great voice and will contribute to the game amazingly!!! SO SOON!!! Jumpy.gif
vivatforx
damn blitz seems really pissed about this. i dont know why you would think dre would do it. he is 100 years old, and cj is a young buck.

this whole time they have been saying, it isnt about the "name" its about how well they do the job. now i understand why they have been saying it. to get us ready for this news.

they got ray liota last time because they could. now they are doing what they think is best for the role.

thank god it isnt chappelle.
Lpoolboy
Yah blitz, a big name would suck, this young guy will be class..
Allthough personnaly Im disapointed it wasnt mary J. Blige who got the role... happy.gif
Mr.Dizzle
its cool that we know who the voice of cj is,,,, but has anyone heard of this guy???
Skillz
I wanna hear this dude spit somethin'
Donnie
QUOTE (Blitz @ Sep 28 2004, 05:03 PM)
That doesnt confirm its his voice.

It confirms hes been considered to do it.

It dont say thats why he chose me, it says he got the idea for me doing the voice from there...

Im sure several people have been considered in his voice.

It doesnt show enough to be on the homepage.

I seriously doubt Rockstar would pick an unknown (cant even find him in a google search) to voice one of the biggest characters in videogames history and future, against a certainly allstar cast.

Its not him.

He has been considered, but not selected. Someone like Dre, or a well known west coast rapper will do it.

I think we should respect up and coming stars. Lets face it once he does this game he will deffinetly be known. I bet you won't be bitching about him when you pop to the store and buy his album.
Hey Dr Dre had to start from some where so did Ice Cube. Lets face it your pissed off becuase you wanted some one famous, well im not going to be a hypocrit here i was also hoping for someone famous like Ice Cube but meh, Im glad R* are taking an intrest in someone new...this could infact help (forgot his name OMG) his carrer.
Anyway just looking at the pics of CJ i imaging having a real smooth west coast cali accent. Not like Dr Dre who has a bit of a harsh voice.
What i want to know is why everyone thinks this game is going to be ALL about Thuged out gang-banging. I mean in OPM2 in the july issue. It said that only 15% of the game is based about you being a gang member in Los Santos..even Dan Houser said. I think it was a mistake of R* realing LS first..i mean people of got it in there head that its all going to be about L.A gang-banging.
T-Dot_Soulja
Young Maylay is on that mixtape shit... I know it, I ain't got his tracks, but I know it...

Plus, download that song by that guy ft. Maylay that was stated earlier...

But seriously wink.gif you want it to be a surprise? Wait until the game comes out...

P.S. Pyro.. who's that lady in your sig? drool.gif
TwoFacedTanner
Hey, why don't you guys shut the hell up? Rokstar knows what they are doing. They wouldn't have selected him if it didn't fit the role. But I guess I have some worries too. I don't want his voice to be deep, or like DMX's but I also don't want it to be high pitched like some rapper's is.

And to tell you the truth, if I had the choice, I'd have picked ICE CUBE.

But again, Rockstar knows what they are doing.

EDIT: Whoa....A lot of people posted while I typed this...now I look like an idiot! sad.gif
Nas
I dont like the fact that they picked Young Maylay.I hope its a throw off to make every one forget about the voice. Cause rockstar would of picked a actor thats Known but not really big. Like Larenz Tate, hes famous but not real famous. I Hope rockstar just paid Young Maylay to act like hes the voice to throw people off. Cuz lets be real. WHO THE FUCK IS YOUNG MAY LAY to be a main character of a rockstar Game????? nah man it's a throw off. Rockstar is maybe trying to surpise us.
Styl
QUOTE (Nas @ Sep 28 2004, 10:12 PM)
I dont like the fact that they picked Young Maylay.I hope its a throw off to make every one forget about the voice. Cause rockstar would of picked a actor thats Known but not really big. Like Larenz Tate, hes famous but not real famous. I Hope rockstar just paid Young Maylay to act like hes the voice to throw people off. Cuz lets be real. WHO THE FUCK IS YOUNG MAY LAY to be a main character of a rockstar Game????? nah man it's a throw off. Rockstar is maybe trying to surpise us.

Yea thas true but maybe they're tryin to surprise us with another surprise! Confused yet? I kno i am......
ekin113
Nah, young maylay will be fine, i've never heard his voice but oh well. Im always up for a suprize.
Nas
QUOTE (ekin113 @ Sep 28 2004, 10:25 PM)
Nah, young maylay will be fine, i've never heard his voice but oh well. Im always up for a suprize.

You never heard his voice so how you know he will be fine? He can sound like soft clown. I heard a song by him and he dont sound bad but im just saying.
Rorschach
QUOTE
So, yes, they will risk it all, and some of you havent even heard his voice yet

Risk it all? You mean like how they "risked it all" by not giving GTA3's main character a voice?

Who cares? I'm just glad it's nobody we know.
diamondsandmac10s
does anyone have a pic of this guy or what?
chapman_bobby
QUOTE (Blitz @ Sep 28 2004, 05:16 PM)
Well if you were Rockstar would you risk it on an unknown, or follow suite and voice a real actor / gangsta along with a decent cast.

(OFC You will say " Yer, ill pick him" But realistically i really doubt they would)

They have the money to pick an expensive actor or rapper and give the game a more authentic feel, than an "upcoming" rapper, he aint on google, i doubt hes commin up in shit.

Thats why they picked Ray Liotta, he suits the role immensly, and is a renowned actor.

Thats why I think Rockstar will follow suite, and pick an O.G. West coast rapper who was (and probably still is) big, especially in the early - mid nintees.

Like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube etc. Recognised people.

Just my thoughts

Rockstar already said they dont rely on celebrity's to sell. They pick who was good for the part. Shit, GTA3 didn't even have a fucking voice actor for the main character, and that game changed gaming history. Rockstar said they will pick an unknown if it sounds good for the part.
'Does that mean we shouldn't expect any celebrities in San Andreas?
Houser:''Now I didn't say that."' I dont know which magazine said that, and that's not an exact quote, but it gets across the idea.
-Bobby
T-Dot_Soulja
Larenz Tate sounded ill in Menace II Society, but he sounds like a complete fag in other movies. No fuckin' joke Nas...

Go to his official website, you'll see what I mean... you'll realize who the "Soft clown's" gonna be tongue.gif


Edit: - My avatar... see Larenz Tate sounded ill when he shot that bastard... laugh.gif
Pothead
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Aintnothinbutagangstaparty
DAAAMN boy thats yung maylay..he doesnt look half bad for the role, i mean he looks like a gangsta, he must sound like a gangsta, ya hear?
lavafreezer
omg dude u sound so wite
Dead At 4pm
shut up Blitz, if you have read the whole scan (like i have) you will see thatit is him doing the voice, even the title of the page of the scan says "The Voice of CJ".

and the scans says they hav allready signed him to do the voice.
so just give up. it is him doing the voice!!!! why would OPSM pay for an interview with some no one who will do nothing?
NTC187
who the fuck is Young Maylay
T-Dot_Soulja
Yo, honestly, you fuckers is funny saying "WHOS MAYLAY?!"

FUCK, obviously we don't know him. Most people listen to Mainstream pop bullshit. I listen to underground.... Canadian Underground rap that is tongue.gif

Some of you people (I Assume) listen to Underground rap too... or at least buy mixtapes and stuff...

And Young's from the West, but he ain't doin' that mixtape shit with big DJ's... I assume... so I dunno. Usually underground artists make a BIG buzz once they go out east...or south?
Dead At 4pm
this is for blitz and the other people who say stuff like its not him. tongue.gif

'OPM: How'd you get involved with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?

Young Maylay: Actually, it was through DJ Pooh. He's baan a producer forever, and i came up throught his camp. I was introduced, and then Rockstar family picked me up. Dan Houser heard me on the Nextel when he was with CJ Pooh. I didn't know that Dan was listening, and I guess he was getting the idea about me being the voice right then. I mean, I was just being a conversating fool. Oh yeah, and it wasn't just like i got the job directly. I had to go throught the same stepd as everyone else did.'

see he did get the job, just not directly
s0nny80y
What the hell do you call a powerful voice? Someone like DMX? Or The Game? Or someone like Issac Hayes (Shaft) haha.
NTC187
QUOTE (T-Dot_Soulja @ Sep 29 2004, 02:49 AM)
Yo, honestly, you fuckers is funny saying "WHOS MAYLAY?!"

FUCK, obviously we don't know him. Most people listen to Mainstream pop bullshit. I listen to underground.... Canadian Underground rap that is tongue.gif

Some of you people (I Assume) listen to Underground rap too... or at least buy mixtapes and stuff...

And Young's from the West, but he ain't doin' that mixtape shit with big DJ's... I assume... so I dunno. Usually underground artists make a BIG buzz once they go out east...or south?

no one is trying to be funny, no one knows who he is, I dont think thats a bad thing either, im sure his voice will be awesome.
Donnie
QUOTE (diamondsandmac10s @ Sep 28 2004, 11:17 PM)
does anyone have a pic of this guy or what?

Gta gaming has a picture up of him. If you want to see what he looks like then i suggest you go over to that site to see his pic.
sdkjgsdjgh
sounds good biggrin.gif
King_Weasel
dr dre would be awsome for the role ! but yeah it'll be that young blabla for sure
balkan
hi im a fanatik gta fan. it is a bit disapponting to here that rockstar went for a cheap version for the sound acting. Ray liotta was perfect for his role starring in godfellass, he played an importent role in creating the atmosfhere in the game.
hes voice was even better then what marlon brando or al pacino or robert de niro.
so we have high expectations rockstar family, give the extra bucks to hire a real gangstar rapper to catch the atmosfhere of the game, knot a upcomming one please
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