Southside Jake was born and raised in the Ford City neighborhood of Chicago, IL. The Lollapalooza performing artist continues to establish himself in the independent music scene. Southside Jake's music has been listened to and downloaded in over 150 countries worldwide. He has shared the stage with notable acts such as Twista, ModSun and Kidd Russell. Southside Jake has been heard on FM, AM & XM radio. He has been featured in numerous news outlets and publications including being interviewed on WGN radio multiple times and gracing the cover of Halfstack Magazine.