Recognized as Vancity's Nicest, hip-hop artist Jaykin has returned from Tokyo, Japan after finishing his third solo release abroad. Sneakers and Videogames is a reflection of the cultural impact that Japan had on the MC, helping him to break out of his uniform understanding of hip-hop into a more experimental, electro-funk style. Although his demeanor remains on the humble, Jaykin has stood out as a creative force in the Vancouver music industry for many years, pushing himself to challenge the norms and bring newness into hip-hop. 2004s Vintage Mixtape solidified his place in the scene, and he has since shared the stage with legends and virtuosos alike: from Wu Tang to Lupe Fiasco, Jay Kin keeps good company. His current project, based on a love for Japanese culture and an addiction to sneakers and videogames, brings a neoteric flavor to his already varied catalogue.