Local hip-hop artist releases new EP, says new album is edgier and honest to the core

Esmeralda Leon, Southside Jake, Jon Hansen and Producer Jess Raines (WGN Radio)

Southside Jake joins The Matt Bubala Show as Jon Hansen and Esmeralda Leon co-host this weekend! He joins the show to discuss his new EP,  Proximity Bias and preform a new song called “Jailbreak,” which features his grandma who is also a professional artist. “The song is a two-fold concept. One, it’s about my family’s jailbreak from a humble beginning to where we are at now and a potential jailbreak for me out of reality into full-time music.”

His music is rock and classic rock influenced but mesh with hip-hop and rap. Being born and raised on the south side of Chicago, he says “every lesson I’ve learned and every bit of wisdom I’ve taken I learned there. The south side is everything.”

Southside Jake has preformed at the Cubby Bear, Elbo Room and Lollapalooza.  He also has done side projects as a voice actor. His latest is for a TV campaign with Maker’s Mark.  For more information his music, visit his website or check out iTunes.