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We’ve featured Jaykin before on VIA but here is his appropriate debut in The Bassment. Just back from a trip to Japan, Jaykin released Sneakers & Video Games II some months back this year. A continuation of Sneakers & Videogames I, it contains no less than 5 songs that are part 2’s to songs on S&VG I. In a world of a million MCs, Jaykin calls himself Vancity’s Nicest, raps about Galaga, Capcom, Nippon, and V.A.N. life over synthy beats and scapes and aims to be more than an MC.
Photo: Ian Azariah
Re-introduce yourself for The Bassment
JayKin real name is Jaakan. Van is my home and l love God, Sneakers, Video Games and obsessed with Japan. I’ve been doing this on a serious note for 4 years.
Your latest album is Sneakers & Video Games 2 and there are also 5 songs that are part 2’s to songs that were in Sneakers & Video Games 1. Tell us about the the part 2’s.
I really wanted to keep it all connected since there was a part 1 and part 2. A lot of artists have sequel albums but never really have sequel songs continued from the last. I find it keeps the listeners interested to check back on whatever song it is. Back to the future effect.