Jared Evan grew up in Great Neck, New York playing the drums, hoping for the chance to one day become the next Keith Moon. With his introduction to music at a very young age, Jared soon began to experiment with several instruments, and taught himself how to play a number of them. Jared's early years were filled with difficult personal issues and music provided a fresh outlet.
Later, Jared became heavily influenced by older seminal Hip Hop artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, The Roots, Kool G Rap, Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and others. Jared soon began to fuse his new passion with his old. Taking musical cues from his alternative, soul and classic rock influences such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Radiohead, Sublime, The Who, James Brown and others.
Jared began to produce, sing and rhyme over new genre blending beats while introducing heavily melodic hooks to create classic sounding songs with groundbreaking undertones. Soon, others began to take notice. In 2008 at the age of 18, Jared won the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festivalís Spit 16 competition curated by The Source (magazine). Jared was invited to open the festival and his performance immediately caught the attention of attendees, MCís 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.
In June 2009, Jared decided to sign with Zone 4/Interscope, with the support of industry giants like Jimmy Iovine, Polow da Don, and Jimmy Douglass. In October 2009, Jared was featured in Billboard Magazine as an "Under the radar artist with the potential to break into the big time", and has also been featured in an exclusive interview by The Source, and on E!: Entertainment Television.