Young Braised was made an official member of the Canadian underground music scene in 2012 with his first mixtape (a hand-dubbed cassette of him rapping over beats by MF Doom on one side and over various Diplomats instrumentals on the other). Since then, he has performed across North America with artists like Dâm-Funk, Killer Mike, Juan Wauters, Huerco S., Jack J, Inga Copeland, and Heems (of Das Racist).
Exlaim! considered his first EP to be "as hilarious as it is thoughtful." XLR8R described his performance at New Forms Festival in 2014 as "choreographed performance art," and the website for Pop! Montreal (where he played in 2013) advertised him as being "at the forefront of current rap and hip-hop trends".
Since taking the better part of a decade away from releasing music to focus on his mental health and spiritual unfoldment, Jaymes (as he's known to his friends and family) is, in many ways, starting over. His new EP, a collaborative project with longtime friend Kenny (Spiros Beats) called Scratch, allowed him to reconnect with the joy, freedom, and power that rapping brought into his life in the first place as he continues to grow and heal.