Teen rapper, 'Young Jay,' lands record deal as he fights deadly cancer

Two weeks ago Jeff Mortimer, who likes to be known as  "Young Jay," signed a record deal with Sony.
 
"In my mind, I was like what am I going to do, how am I going to take this," said Mortimer.
 
The deal stunned the 19-year-old West Palm Beach native. It came 3 years after he was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma - a form of muscle cancer in his left shoulder. 
 
But the Dwyer High School senior isn't letting the cancer slow him down, rather, he's using it as a spark to produce more music.
 
"Me, I want to change the face of rap, and make it more inspirational," said Mortimer.
 
An inspirational dream that keeps 'Young Jay' going. He was supposed to go to a studio in Jupiter to finish his album. When he couldn't make it, a studio was built for him in the next room in the hospital. All made possible by the alliance for kids at Palm Beach Children's Hospital.
 
"Its as good as it gets, it just lets you know that there are no limits, Jeff is living his dream that most people would do anything for," said Denise Frail.
 
The organization is part of the children's hospital---in hopes of making a positive experience for kids who cannot go home.
 
Rapping to the tunes and sounds of his new album, he's working hard to make sure it's ready to be released by the end of July.
 
"Life is too short to stay sad. All day cancer this, cancer that, hey it's time to have fun, its just a blessing from heaven," said Mortimer.
 
 
 

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