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.]
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Catch em during his travels in Europe.
Sartorial Sounds by Street Etiquette featuring
Jesse Boykins III, Joshua Bennet, Joe Kenneth, Melo-X, Theo Martins, Mara Hruby and Rinaldy Alvarez.
“Joshua Kissi and Travis Grumbs, the dynamic duo behind the fashion blog Street Etiquette, think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right and it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. With that in mind, 92YTribeca is thrilled to bring their program Sartorial Sounds—a night that blends both music and style—to our Mainstage. Street Etiquette has assembled an incredible lineup of artists that will showcase their individual talents in the realms of spoken word, rapping, singing and tap. Come dressed to impress and stay late so you don’t miss out on any of these featured performers:” All Ages are invited to attend.
See you guys there!
Be sure to check out the new inspiring editorial, Sartorial Sounds curated by Street Etiquette:
“Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. We assembled seven individuals to partake in this editorial. The finished product incorporates their individual talents such as spoken word, rapping, singing and tap.”
Acclaimed Producer, Emcee, DJ and Photographer MeLo-X is set to premiere the first release from his newly formed record label GALAX Recordings. MeLo is known around the world as being a bridge between the electronic producer world and soulful hip-hop community. “Black Apple With Love” is one of the most popular songs off of MeLo-X’s album “Mustafa The GodKing: Rise of the Merch” which was released this past spring. It features fellow singer/songwriter and frequent collaborator Jesse Boykins III, who is the face of the new “world soul” movement and was recently nominated for a Soul Train Award. “Black Apple With Love” was produced by Shamtrax who has also produced for Bow Wow, Fabolous, Foxy Brown and many more. The new single is available on iTunes and has also been featured on Serato’s WhiteLabel this week. Go purchase it NOW!!!
Artwork by Fly Ladi Di
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Photo by Mel D Cole / Art Direction by Dr.Woo
“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.” - Marcel Duchamp
Jesse Boykins III releases his 1st single, “B4 the Night is Thru” from his coming album “Love Apparatus.” Click HERE to download the single, whose artwork takes reference from an image of famous french artist Marcel Duchamp playing chess.
Lyrics after the jump
MeLo-X aka Mustafa debuts his first music video “Gone Baby” co-starring the lovely, FolaSade. These are the first visuals for his next anticipated EP entitled More Merch. You may recognize FolaSade from MeLo’s “Treat Her Right” Promo video back in 2008 for “Mustafa’s Renaissance.” Here he revisits that timeless encounter between himself and FolaSade as they make music in Bed. Directed by Jesse Boykins III & The Light Up Film team. All visuals and music were created in BROOKLYN.
MeLo’s next EP “More Merch” will Debut December 7th on DJBooth.net.
When I created The Beauty Created I aimed to make music that symbolizes moments of love at every level. It has been 2 years since the task and I feel as if I have made these very moments with all of you. I know the best way to show my appreciation is to continue our connection by making more passionate music. I am truly grateful for every ear that has heard a song from that album, and shared a song with their loved ones. I will continue to insist on romance in every lyric I put melody to. Thank You. Also Thanks to Soul Train & Centric for my award nomination.
Filmed by Slick Jackson, here’s exclusive footage of MeLo-X & Jesse Boykins III performing at The Box for Falling Whistles, a campaign for peace in Congo. This video takes you on a night in the life of The Black Apple. Featuring the likes of Saint of GFCnewyork, Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette, Mickey Factz, as well as the ladies of LICK.
“More Merch” coming soon!