Music was never on the radar for Jutes growing up in Ottawa, Canada. A competitive basketball player from age 8, Jutes was heading towards a college scholarship in basketball he suddenly switched gears in senior high to pursue his new found interest in film.
It was while studying film in Toronto that Jutes discovered his passion and gift for songwriting. Given that hip-hop had been the music of choice for Jutes, writing rap verses just seemed a natural fit. The pull to write music became so strong that he left his film studies to pursue music full time.