Young Jay: Local rapper who signed with Sony loses battle with cancer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - For the past three years Jeff Mortimer, who liked to be known as  "Young Jay," battled spindle cell sarcoma - a form of muscle cancer - in his left shoulder. 

On Saturday it took the life of the 19-year-old.

The promising musician had big dreams and aspirations.

He had just finished recording his first album and even took part in a photo shoot.

Young Jay said he wanted to change the face of rap, and make it more inspirational.

His album will be released on iTunes. All proceeds will help his family with medical bills.