13 Year Old Phenom Born to Rap
Jake Zeldin has struggled with a significant stutter all his life….but when he raps the stutter disappears!
Toronto-based Jake Zeldin, aka Lil JaXe, has only been rapping for two years and already has the city talking. Listening to him ryhme, you would never know that he has a stutter or he is just 12 years old. He has a talent and creativity well beyond his years that leaves his audiences speechless. His mother,
Robyn Zeldin, says they worked with a variety of speech therapists and spent thousands of dollars. Rap was the only remedy that allowed him to come out of his shell and share his talent with others.
Lil JaXe Doesn’t Miss a Beat
Despite being teased by fellow students and teachers since his first day of school, Jake’s motivation, artistic passion and raw talent has won him not only the respect of his peers but he has grabbed the attention of music industry executives. Whether performing for a crowd or for his idol Drake, Jake is a confident, young man who has found his calling as an artist and a means to combat a stutter that once plagued him.
Lil JaXe Performs for Drake
On Saturday December 3, 2011, Jake’s dream came true. He made his way backstage at the Tyga concert to meet his hero Drake who asked Lil JaXe to rap for him. Drake was blown away by this 12 year old’s talent and offered strong words of encouragement to Jake (watch the video at following link).
Since that day and the international media exposure that ensued including Canada AM, Much Music, CTV National and more, Lil JaXe signed with Lone Wolf Management headed by Karl Wolf. He recently finished shooting the video to his latest song Thomas Edison which he wrote himself.
Lil JaXe’s creativity expands beyond music. He paints and has more than forty professional canvases and personally writes all of his own songs.
Lil JaXe Events and News
Performed in a concert on stage in front of 2000 people free styling with Karl Wolf on February 3, 2012 at the Armenian Youth festival
Performed at “Wear Pink Day’ for anti-bullying with Diego Gomez on February 29, 2012
Performing on March 30, 2012 at the Youth Summit for Me to We
Writing and featuring in a song with Captain Hooks
Performing at Spring Fling at the Roger’s Centre with More than Us, on March 15, 2012
Performing at the Maud Club with More than Us, on March 17, 2012
This young boy may only be 12 years old but he is an inspiration to all, breaking barriers for millions who suffer in silence with speech challenges, bullying and other issues around the world.
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