As they have coined it, “Future Soul” singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III graces the new issue of Wax Poetics, sharing the cover duties with legendary producer the RZA. In the feature Jesse touches on being mentored by Bilal, redefining the perception of a “Ladies Man”, and finding balance in all aspects of his sexuality and spirituality, as he move towards finally releasing his magnum opus “Love Apparatus.” Be sure to go pick up the issue which also features one of his Romantic Movement counterparts, the ever so graceful Bay Area singer/songwriter, Mara Hruby.
In stores now and on iTunes is ZULU GURU, Jesse Boykins III collaborative album with Brooklyn producer/rapper, MeLo-X, featuring the members of the Romantic Movement. [Singers: Mara Hruby, Chris Turner; Poets: Trae Harris, Joe-Kenneth, Kesed; and Style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette.]
Steven “Steve-O” Brown asks this while scrolling through potential cover options for Big K.R.I.T.’s upcoming mixtape, “4 Eva N A Day,” slated to drop in January. The covers differ slightly but the three guys on the email — Steve-O (K.R.I.T.’s marketing manager), K.R.I.T., and his manager and president of hip-hop label Cinematic Music Group, Jonny Shipes — want to make sure to pick the perfect one before pushing it out themselves.
Steve-O handles the rapper’s marketing; specifically, digital. He’s in charge of the roll-out of K.R.I.T.’s projects and connects for premieres with different outlets, like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and more. Steve-O’s also co-founder of the Smoker’s Club tour (alongside Shipes) and co-founder of marketing and management company GFCnewyork (alongside “Saint” Louis). Steve-O handles marketing, management and A&R development for artists like Mickey Factz, Smoke DZA, Jesse Boykins III, Mara Hruby, MeLo-X, FKi, and Nakim.
Check Out Jesse Boykins III’s Interview for The Madbury Club. It came out pretty dope.
“When Jesse Boykins III wants to learn something, he makes a habit of it. The 26 year old R&B singer packed his bags and left Miami for the Big Apple, and hasn’t looked back since. Releasing three independent albums, touring across the globe, and being recognized throughout the industry as one of the brightest young talents in music, Jesse Boykins isn’t phased by his success. His undying love for music has cast him a student in a classroom full of teachers, eager to learn from the histories of his predecessors and write his own narrative.”
Click HERE for full interview
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Rrrright for all my fans I am launching my site smokedza.com as of right NOW it is officially up & runnin, go check it out & experience my lifestyle as its meant 2 be. I will b updating it constantly moving forward. Thank you all for supporting my vision, movement & good music. – DZA aka George Kush
“I’m super humbled and proud to say that I have been nominated for a 2010 Soul Train Award. They just announced the categories and nominees this morning. I feel highly blessed to be so fortunate to be an unsigned artist in a category with signed great artist like Janelle Monae, Dwele & Corinne Bailey Rae. Hopefully this is a stepping stone for more great things to come.” – Jesse Boykins III
Nov 28th tune into the Soul Train Awards
View Here: Soul Train Nominees
Many thanks to BET Music Matters and the staff of 106 and Park for allowing me to share my vision with the world. As an unsigned artist there are some things we aren’t privileged to experience, this being one of them. So to have the chance to show people another side to music, I am humbled & honored, thanks for being apart of the moment & pushing the movement – Jesse
Yesterday as a part of BET’s Music Matters program, Mickey Factz took over 106 & Park with several performances as well as debuting his new video “Paradise”, speaking on his debut album “The Achievement” as well as the soon to be released humbly titled mixtape“I’m Better Than You.”
Also, be sure to vote the “Paradise” video onto the countdown by texting MIC to 79922.