Jacob Anthony Matthews (born September 8, 1992), better known by his stage-name Jamskillet, is an American Rapper based in Cleveland, Ohio. Jam has released several independent studio songs and mixtapes. Jam is currently working on A New Album and aims to release it early in 2013.
Jake grew up in North Royalton,OH and Attended both North Royalton and Medina schools. Having divorced parents he was constantly going back and forth between cities. Jake ended up in North Royalton Highschool for his final Acedemic years and Dropped out his senior year.
Only 3 days after dropping out of highschool, Jam decided to pursue his dream of traveling. At 17 years old he left for South Beach, Miami with about 400 dollars and his best friend. They had no plan or place to stay, just the direction they were headed. The two boys arrived in Miami and found a shared home in the hood of "Little Haiti". "The living conditions were horrible" says Jake. They shared bunk beds with 7 other guests in a small 1 floor, 2 bedroom danger zone. "Little Haiti" is known as one of the Most dangerous places to live in the United States.
Two months later Jakes friend left him and headed back home to his family.. Jam on the other hand still had a dream to pursue, So he did. Just a week later he took a bus to San Diego, California with 450 dollars and once again.. No Plan. After spending 3 days on a grey hound, He arrived with almost No money and just a Bag of his Clothes. The first Two weeks were very rough, from sleeping on the beach to showering at Truck stops.. Jake made it work.
A landlord of a very nice residental townhouse in La Jolla,CA approached Jake with an offer. In exchange for a place to stay Jake would have to maintain the property with civil duties and find a job to pay the first month rent. About 1 month later Jake was hired as an In-store Marketer for a large company called "Image Inc." Within the first couple weeks, Jake had purchased a car, paid his rent, celebrated weekly in Mexico and even learned to surf.
Six months later Jake decided he had enough fun exploring, and was ready to see his Friends and Family back home.
Jam picked up on rapping and freestlying with his friends in his hometown. He fell in love with writing and recording and decided to take it to the next level. Still unsigned, Jam is doing quite a number on the Social Networks. Some of Jam's achievements include 200k youtube views, 40k twitter followers, and a Few Signed collabs with Other known Artists. (Ray Jr., Jena Lee, Bella Nae') Jake will continue to grow as his fans and talent do.
You can Hear Jamskillet's Music and watch his videos at http://www.youtube.com/jamskillet
His music is free to download at http://Hotnewhiphop.com/jamskillet
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