One of the store's other employees, the DJ Mr. Supreme heard the tape, and when he set up his Conception Records label, he used Dutton to create backing tracks. The first record he produced was Eclipse's World Premier. His early influences included Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Marley Marl.
Dutton has worked with local artists as well as major names from further afield. He has produced tracks by artists such as De La Soul, Strange Fruit Project, MF DOOM, E-40, Planet Asia, Nas, and 50 Cent. He was a part of the G-Unit production team, The Money Management Group. His first album credited to Jake One, White Van Music, was released in October 2008 on Rhymesayers Entertainment, and featured contributions from Brother Ali, Young Buck, De La Soul, M.O.P., Freeway, MF DOOM, and E-40. He has had tracks included on the soundtracks to films such as Get Rich or Die Tryin' (50 Cent's I Don't Know Officer), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ("Jake Alert"), and Gone Baby Gone. He also produced Freeway's 2010 album The Stimulus Package as well as Brother Ali's 2012 album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Read more on Last.fm.
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