JAKE HILLA is originally from Washington, based around the Seattle area to the northern part next to Canada. At 18, He went to Berklee College of Music with a world tour scholarship. It was in Boston, that he would discover the art of composing beats, writing lyrics, and incorporating his knowledge and musicianship on saxophone into his music. After a year at Berklee, he moved to Colorado to work on music and further his knowledge in his newly discovered ability to rap and make hip hop beats. It was in Colorado that he would record his first CD (In These Streets).
He currently lives outside of Boston and is working on his next project: THE SECRET WEAPON
"To describe my music, is to describe myself, whether a simple song about a girl that I used to love, or something as complicated as social awareness and change, these are all reflections of who I am, coming to be a man"- 54.
J's focus is directly aimed at founding a record label/ collective of musicians who are fighting the materialistic demographic. "This is more than music, this is a way of life," says a young Reference, with his saxophone in his lap sitting in front of his computer, Is it possible to change our reality? If anybody thinks so, it would be JAKE HILLA, the last Reference to the Game