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Bounce-Worthy: Jesse Boykins III

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Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Clothing designer. You may think that I'm using those words to describe the talents of an existing star on our radar, but instead those words describe Jesse Boykins III, who is a soul star in the making.

The Chicago-born, Jamaica and Miami-raised 23-year-old was raised on a steady diet of classic soul, reggae and jazz. He now calls NYC home and all of these sounds -- with a little hip hop thrown in the mix -- can be heard in his music. He released an EP, Dopamine: My Life On My Back, earlier in the year that was well received by critics and fans alike off the strength of the single "Tabloids." The Beauty Created, his first full-length album, is scheduled to be released on November 11th, and according to Boykins, it's "inspired by Spike Lee joints and summer love."

Two of the tracks from The Beauty Created, which is also the name of his band, that caught my attention are posted below for your enjoyment. On "Pantyhose" Jesse turns on the sexy as he sings to his lady after she comes home from a long day at work, and soulful house heads will eat up the DJ MeLo-X remix to "Tabloids." Boykins will be touring extensively in the coming months, and he can be seen on stage during the Rock the Vote show at S.O.B.'s next week. In the event that you missed his video for "Tabloids" when it premiered a few months ago, you can check it out in addition to some footage of him live in concert.

Jesse Boykins III [Official][MySpace]


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12 Responses

  1. His music is tight!!! And I'm not just saying that because I went to middle and high school with him. I always knew he was gonna be a big star. He actually performs sometimes with Sinorice Moss of the NY Giants. He also has an excellent voice. Do ya thang Jesse! Can't wait until you come back to Miami to perform.

  2. like butta baby...

  3. I can dig it. And I'm intrigued by the Spike Lee and summer love themes. Definitely would press play on his album.

  4. Love his album! Wonderful singer and talent.

  5. We all are great fan of this album, everyone had rocked and also everyone are very consistent.We want you to come up with this kind of albums.
    Christian howes - Innovative music,Music producer, Music Composer

  6. Dope. I'll definitely be in the house Wednesday to check him out.

  7. the production is GREAT but totally wasted on this foo's run-of-the-mill lyrics. poor girl been workin all day as he states but all this dude can think about is getting in her pants. YAWN. how bout makin' a cuppa for the poor lass instead?

  8. I'm really feelin' this cat. Pantyhose is my jam of the moment

  9. beatlife... you are clearly not a woman. ...or HAVE a woman. LOL!

  10. the buzz has been ca-RAZY about this dude in nyc, well mainly bk, so i've heard lotsss about him from friends that way..looking forward to hearing the album.. i'm a big spike lee fan so i'm really diggin the album concept too...

  11. Peep my remix of this song!
    http://aggregatedope.com/blog/?p=290
    lemme know whatcha think.

  12. Pantyhose is my shit. these cat did his thang wit dis one



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