Show DescriptionJared Evan grew up playing the drums, hoping for the chance to one day become the next Keith Moon. With an introduction to music at an unusually young age, JARED found himself discovering and listening to artists that were way before his time. "I was the only 6 year old listening to Sublime and Led Zeppelin". "I would bring Jethro Tull and James Brown CD's to school and other kids thought I was weird". He soon began to experiment with several instruments and taught himself how to play a number of them. JARED's early years were filled with a lot problems in school and music provided a theraputic outlet for him.
Over time, he gradually became heavily influenced by older seminal Hip Hop artists such as the Wu Tang Clan, Mos Def, The Roots, Kool G Rap, Tribe, KRS One, Lauryn Hill, Dj Premier and others. JARED soon began to fuse his new passion with his old. Taking musical cues from his classic rock and soul influences such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Al Green, Sublime, James Brown, Radiohead and others. Improving as a producer, JARED began to rhyme, sing and write over new genre blending production while introducing heavily melodic hooks to create classic sounding songs. Soon, others began to take notice. In 2008 at the age of 18, Jared won the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival's Spit 16 competition curated by The Source Magazine. JARED was invited to open the festival and his performance immediately caught the attention of attendees, MC's and the press. Off of the strength of his performance, JARED was invited to perform several shows including an opening gig for Lupe Fiasco in the fall of 2008.
At that point JARED returned to the studio to begin to hone his sound and complete his mixtape project entitled "Radio In My Head". Upon completion of the first draft of the mixtape, JARED put it in the hands of his friend and Hip Hop superstar director, Rik Cordero. Rik said this about JARED after hearing the mixtape; "JARED meshes Hip Hop lyrics, electronic and post punk influences with classic rock to create a truly unique sound." Rik and JARED immediately began to create visually stunning music videos to compliment Jared's provocative sound. These videos were then circulated to the top music executives and within weeks JARED had several major label offers. In July of 2009, JARED decided to sign with Zone 4/Interscope.