Jaykae is undoubtedly an artist we must thank for putting Birmingham's Grime scene officially on the map. Jaykae first picked up the mic in 2009 and quickly became a member of the prominent Birmingham squad Invasion Alert. After taking a personal break, 2016 saw Jaykae hit back in refreshed form, focused firmly on his solo career, and fast becoming known for the strong flow, authentic style & dynamic delivery that spawned the singles ‘Pull Up’, ’NO’ & his breakout track ‘Toothache’. As an artist, Jaykae is continuing to grow. Like any true artist does, he draws deeply from his life experiences. Triumphs, setbacks, friends, family, dreams and new found fatherhood all have an impact on Jaykae's style, as he bares all, giving listeners solid, rugged Grime. This visceral realness connects him & makes his voice indepensible to his ever growing fanbase.
Alongside collaborations with his Birmingham cohorts, Dapz On The Map, and breakout rap star Mist, Jaykae has featured on Skepta's all star remix of hit single 'That's not me’, collaborated with Mike Skinner for his Tonga Balloon Gang track ‘CCTV’, which led to Skinner now simply referring to Jaykae as "the truth!” & more recently the underground hit ‘Birmingham’ with 0121 allies the Lotto Boyz. 2017 has seen Jaykae’s star shine ever brighter, with the summer seeing him play Glastonbury, Lovebox, #Merky Festival & main stage at Birmingham’s biggest festival the MADE festival, continuing to prove to his growing fanbase, why his direct and uncensored energy makes him a worthy component to the UK's Grime scene and the essential voice of his city.