Jay Brookz was born John Brooks on August 26,1977 and grew up Northwest Baltimore Maryland. He lived most his life in the Park Heights area. Influenced by the styles of Run DMC, John began, at the age of 11, rapping and dancing with his cousin Marlon Jones better known to the world as Mic Ruckazz. During this time John was in talent showcases throughout the Baltimore area. In 1995 as John and his cousin lost contact due to both relocating, John continued practicing his rapping and became one of Baltimore’s best battle rappers.
Linking up with another of his relatives, John had become a member of the group The Murderous Mercenarys under the name J Quest and started recording with them. As time went on, three years later John ran across his cousin Marlon and was asked to perform in his talent showcase and if he wins, he would be signed to Skull Mountain Entertainment. Two weeks later John did the showcase and won. He was signed to Skull Mountain where he became Megatron, one third of the Notorious Bloodhoundz.
While performing throughout the DMV area, John was featured on the Bfiles, an underground TV network. He even put out his first cd with the Bloodhoundz and rocked the mic in the Philadelphia area. After five years with Skull Mountain as Megatron and the disbanding of the Bloodhoundz, John changed his stage name to distinguish himself from other artists with similar names, he decided to use his government name with a little twist, Jay Brookz. He then connected with a long-time friend and fellow entertainer to form the group Dying Breed in 2005, which was under Sik Entertainment. After recording and performing with Dying Breed he landed a deal with Spallden Nterprize in 2010 and released his first solo mixtape Amerikkkaz Nightmare.