"My name is Jake Mackenzie and I go by the stage name Jay Cobra. I was born in Ottawa but grew up in Sydney Nova Scotia. Life was a bit different for me, growing up in a home with just my father and brother. I never had a lot of luxuries. Anything I wanted I had to work hard for ,that’s something that my father taught me when I was very young. He was a very honest man so I saw a lot more than the average kid in elementary school. Stories of drugs, thefts and cops were all too common and sometimes they weren’t just stories, they were life. I saw my home rushed and ransacked by police too many times for a lifetime by the time I was a teenager. Needless to say I didn’t have the “perfect upbringing” but I feel like everything I experienced was a lesson. All the experiences I’ve had I try to incorporate into my music so that others can see a different side of life."