Sometimes I don’t know what I would do without SoundCloud. It definitely keeps me on my toes when I’m looking for new music, or new artist to check out.
I recently started listening to 21-year-old R&B singer Jacquees out of Atlanta. His songs “Ex Games,” and “Come Thru,” featuring Rich Homie Quan are just two of my favorites. XXL caught up with Jacquees to get to know a little more about the man behind the voice. Check out a few highlights below.
What are your conversations with Birdman like? What advice has he given you?
It’s always game, he always tell me to stay focus. It’s always game about how to take over the game and become a real monster in the game. I get a game conversation every day. He always tell me work hard and just do me and don’t worry about nothing else. Stunna thinks I’m the best. They believe I’m the best; I believe I’m the best.
All the stuff you’ve been putting out is really strong. Where do you see yourself going?
I just want to be one of the biggest R&B artists period. I want to be the biggest R&B artist in the game. That’s what I’m aiming for. I just want to work hard and just please my fans and I feel like if I do that I could get to the top.
Where do you see R&B right now?
I feel like it’s in a good state. I notice people playing more. Like I ride down the street and see people playing it a lot more. I hear it on the block.
What do you feel you add to R&B right now?
I feel like I got that classic sound, that feel good sound that everybody miss. The R&B that you cut on that make you want to pick up your old lady. I feel like I got that type of R&B that makes you smile. You want to go on a one-on-one date, you not trying to have a bunch of women around. But I got music that makes you feel playa too. That make you feel like a G.
Head over to XXLmag to read the rest of the interview!