For several individuals involved in making rap music, there is no glory. While the lyricists get to be the face and voice of the music, the producers, who actually craft the beats, are hidden in their studio and hardly ever receive the celebrity that they really deserve. This is why a good deal of producers turn into full-fledged rappers. This is why Jake One stepped out from behind the beat making console and in front of the mic. The Seattle, Washington based musician has been making instrumental tracks for several prominent rappers for years, but after finally deciding to be a voice of rap, he has turned into a prominent front man for his music and evolved into one of the more independent rappers on the scene.