Rapper Bakes secured the attention of the San Diego music scene in 2016, after recognition from the fan-favorite “Quarters” and debut single "On My Mind" taking over the airwaves of Z90.3 FM radio contest. Bakes elevated this buzz with various artist collaborations, leading to performances in nightclubs, festivals, and opening performances for billboard top-charting artists. His humble beginnings writing and recording out of his college apartment in 2008 have led to his 2020 releases, 3 song EP Hologram showing his more mature and nuanced expression of his story. Followed by the premiere of the visual component for his debut single “Divine Timing” from EP Trust Yourself. For an artist who has dedicated himself to manifesting better days and the non-stop hustle to get what you want, Bakes 2021 Album release “From the Ground Up” is a full circle moment.