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Jesse Boykins III

Alternative R&B singer Jesse Boykins III boasts a five-octave vocal range and a wide scope of inspirations that stretches from classic soul to the contemporary likes of Björk and Bilal. He has also soaked up the music of the various cultures to which he has been exposed, including reggae and salsa, but his output is rooted in R&B, occasionally accented with off-center electronics. Born in Chicago, Boykins spent a few years of his childhood in Jamaica prior to settling with his family in Miami. Involvement with his elementary school's choir proved to be a springboard, one that led to being picked as a member of the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. Later, at New York's New School University, he developed not only his vocals but songwriting, arranging, and production skills. The next logical step was releasing his music. Dopamine: My Life on My Back and The Beauty Created were issued in 2008. The albums placed him in the company of accomplished, not-quite-mainstream R&B artists such as Dwele, Eric Roberson, and Darien Brockington. He worked with MeLo-X on Zulu Guru, a full-length collaboration released on Ninja Tune in 2012. Love Apparatus, featuring productions from Travis Stewart (aka Machine Drum), followed in 2014. Boykins has also appeared as a featured guest on recordings by Chin Chin, the Foreign Exchange, Zo!, Theophilus London, Zodiac, Vic Mensa, and TOKiMONSTA. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
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Track List: Live In Me (Single)

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I love you jesse
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Jesse come back to Austin or come to Houston!! I miss your melodies!
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Can I have your hair Jesse Boykins III
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ciera26
Why am I just finding out about him? A m a z i n g
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Can't get enough of The Beauty Created album
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I swear this is a artist Imma keep in my back pocket always! Believe that
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I love me sum JB he could sing Mary had a lil lamb n it would b a hit. Please come back to Chicago. U do great music the right way. I'm loving it!
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jas_xl
Truth music....... . everything a song should give Jesse delivers

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THIS SHOULD REALLY GET RADIO PLAY
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Jesse so proud of you doing your thing
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this station needs his newest album Love Apparatus! His creativeness never disappoints me. Always and forever will be a JB3 fan!!
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Masterful. Keep it coming brother.
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yanickdoctor
I love him. When his music comes on,, it just speaks to me. I feel it.. deep. Now that's music!!!
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Pandora, please get Dopamine: My life on my back on here!!! That album is so awesome!!
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Huge fan right here. JBIII is a underrated lyrical genius. Dude has music notes in his blood.
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I wanna make love to his voice
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shirlenac
I love his music! so talented!
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Would love to hear more from this artist...... . n i c e . . .
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The Sweetest!
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He sounds delisious first time I've heard of him what's been up since 2008, need to hear more
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This Dude GO Mane! Big Ups to JB3!
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JB lll is a killa foreal.
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Love this song!
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mr_uab1
This song is soothing, love this guys voice. Real talent right here!
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Ok I don't know where this guy has been hiding but I'm glad I discovered him! Lovin his sound!
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Jesse's my number 1 artist in my book of real music. His artistry, persona, and originality just separates him from the mainstream world. Im glad Ive discovered his masterpieces . #Schwaza
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cd0466
SEXY!!!
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smooth like me!
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eargasm.....
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Jesse is just amazing. The soul and essence of him in his music is just divine, nothing else like it. Crazy killer voice, could listen to him all day, everyday.
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I think I have a new phone tag song!!! yeap I'm liking this here!!
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work225
First hearing of Jesse but this is definitely Grown-Folk Music... I'm lovin it !!
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I really like his other cd way of a wayfarer
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wendyjohns45
Lovin this! very smooh
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supahgrrl17
I hope he continues to have success but without the Black Eyed Peas effect. Love his musical style. So soulful and full bodied. Nothing canned or packaged about Jesse Boykins III. Stay unique!!
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krushontapru d e
I love his music so much!!! Mellow and full of love...great mood music. I love you Jesse ;-)
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loving his talent...
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Im a foreal fan...lookin g for some more of his music cuz ive been moved...hes lovely...
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THIS is music #DOPESOUL
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delirous224
Nice
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i LOVEEEEEEEEE E E E E E E E Jesse Boykins(:
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sandee175
Loving me some Jesse Boykins!
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oooweeee this brother is smooth...I need to roll off this track......
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I like it because he's talkin bout ME!!! <3 Lol
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nice- I dig this cat.
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Music with substance is hard to come by. It's refreshing to hear a sound that's soothing and mature. Keep it coming. One!
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...I like this....
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trobin74
Wow, this is the 1st time I see an artist with my family name. This is a wonderful song, great work!! Nice and relaxing... straight chill!!
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This song is very sexy! I hope to hear from more.
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Jesse is slick. his music is wonderful... keep up the good work homie!!!!!
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