Jacob Dutton (born c. 1976), better known as Jake One, is an American hip hop record producer from Seattle, Washington. Dutton grew up in Capitol Hill and moved to the North End of Seattle when he was 15. He started making music on a Casio keyboard in 1992. He attended the University of Washington and gave a tape of his music to a friend who worked in a local record store. One of the store's other employees, the DJ Mr.