Joe Carter, also known as Jake, is an award-winning producer; songwriter, musician, and a founding member of the 90s band Joe Public. Jake and his band mates co-wrote and produced their debut album that produced the hit song “Live And Learn”. Live and Learn reached the top five on Billboard’s Hot 100 music chart, which lead to international tours and television performances. They appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Soul Train to name a few. MTV invited Joe Public to serve as performers and house band for the first ever MTV Uplugged R&B edition starring Boyz to Men and Shaunice Wilson. After a successful run with Joe Public in the 90s, Jake decided to concentrate on writing and producing songs for other recording artist.
Jake formed Uncle Jake’s Music, a production company and studio, in 2000 and began working with several major recording artists. He contributed songs for film star Tyrese Gibson’s self titled debut album, which sold over one million copies and earned Jake his second platinum album. He also produced several songs on Tyrese’s second and third album releases. Jake has written songs with Keith Sweat, Heady D and has contributed music for Jay Z among others.