Born August 10th, in Toronto, Canada, Jasen was one of those kids that did now grow up with much, but he says he still misses those days. He has three older brothers and a sister who he credits a lot of his growing up to. After his parents split up in the mid ‘80’s, life became difficult for the Ellis family; they were quickly introduced to they uncomfortable life of living in a Family shelter. Jasen laughs when he hears people say that they had it rough growing up, when those families were still together and had a decent place to live their whole life. With his mom working two, sometimes three jobs to support her family, Jasen’s mom managed to save enough money to get out of the shelter. Even though the Ellis family moved into Metro Housing in the Pape area of Toronto, they figured that anything would beat living your whole family in one single bedroom, as they had previous to this.
After living in Toronto and then Scarborough for a short period, Jasen’s family ended up relocating into the Durham Region. Growing up in Durham was a major adjustment from his previous lifestyle and surroundings; living in Durham was a lot different from Toronto and Scarborough. “I was used to having a class full of black students, and now I was the only one”. Jasen had a bit of a rough time adjusting to the discrimination of stereotyping that he was caught up in on a day to day basis.
Canadian hip-hop is in a state where long-time followers believe it’s dying. There are a lot of new up and coming artists looking to uplift this cultures reputation. “Daxflow” is a firm believer that if you believe in yourself it will make other people believe in you too, and it all starts with doing your best to keep it real. If he had to sun up this game of rap, he would put in into simple words: “You have got to respect yourself before gaining the respect of those around you”. As a child, Jasen’s oldest brother exposed him to a lot of hip-hop from the 1980’s. Some of the main records that were spinning in his house were early albums from Big Daddy Kane, Erick B. and Rakim, EPMD, LL Cool J, and Grand Master Flash just to name a few. It’s safe to say that Jasen had hip-hop being pumped into his veins from a very young age; his style was in the beginning stages development before he spit his first verse. Jasen would constantly find himself sneaking into his brother’s record collection, and he still does to this very day. Jasen started to listen to a lot more music around the 1992-1994 years where he thought hip-hop was at its best. “I think that after 1998 hiphop music started to fall off a bit with the exception of certain artists that were still holding it down”. Jasen started his own music venture when he was in about grade 11; it all started out with freestyling in the hallways and cafeteria after school. Jasen had no rap alias at this time, and he would make up songs out of his head on the daily, but still did not know how to write one. A couple of his close friends encouraged him to start writing things down on paper in his later years of high school. He claims he jotted some things down but never came u with a full verse so he just stuck to free styling.
Ryan Miller; whose name is “Beatwyze” started making beats for fun and after a short while he became one of Canada’s top up and coming producers, this was right around the time rap became a more prominent part of Jasen’s life. “Beatwyze told me that if my lyrics were up to par that I could ride on some of his beats, so I sat down and started putting together some rhymes”. In 2002 Daxflow created his first demo of tracks and titled it “The Struggles of Black”. Daxflow never official recording through his years in college (2002-2005) but after he graduated in June of 2005 he strarted work on his first official mixtape called “Dark Dayz”. After releasing “Dark Dayz” in spring of 2006 he then release “Go Go Gadget Flow” (Hosted by Project BounceDJ Grouch), and “Computer Chillin: I Got Variety Try Me”. Daxflow’s mixtape series have been a success in its own right and the quality of the music speaks for itself. He started performing in early 2006 and has since then graved the stage in a variety of different venues. Daxflow is currently working DJ Coop on completing his third mixtape of the year called “Darker Dayz” which is a follow up to his first CD “Dark Dayz”. In 2009 he released "Instant Messages" with production from Jazzfeezy, Tone Mason, Eric G, Wahash and Mmac just to name a few. Recently the "Daxter" LP was released it was hosted by King of the Dot's official DJ Docta.