Jacquees is the new R&B sensation and with hits like Ocean, At The Club, B.E.D, Come Thru and more playing all over the airwaves he is forsure to be in this game for a long, long time. Fresh off inking a sprayground backpack collaboration he performed on the Billboard Hot 100 Fest stage where he ripped it and took some time out to speak with RESPECT.
We got a chance to talk about his experience being at the Hot 100 Fest for the first time, his favorite artist growing up, new music and which song on the radio is his biggest success story. The Cash Money Millionaire artist gave us all the info and also dished on his favorite Michael Jackson song of all-time.
Check out the interview below.
RESPECT.: Is this your first time performing at the ‘ Hot Billboard 100 Fest’ ?
Jacquees: Yup, this is my first time ever.
Any performances you’re looking forward to other than your own?
I’m looking forward to everybody.
Where is the current state of R&B at the moment?
I think it’s in a good place, I like alot of the R&B records that’s out. It’s alot of artist out right now, that’s dope.
Which artist growing up did you pay the most attention to?
I payed attention to Michael Jackson. Alot of artist too, but Michael Jackson being my biggest influence.
What’s your favorite Michael Jackson Album?
I was in love with Jackson 5 also, my favorite song from the Jackson 5 was ‘I Want You Back.’ I sung it at my first talent show and I won.
Is their a song that you did, that you didn’t expect to blow up as big as it did?
I feel like every record we pick is gone go up. So it’s no record on the radio right now that I didn’t think was gone blow up. But honestly, it’s one feature that I did for the Coorelation DJ’s with T.I. and I didn’t know that song was gone be that big. It’s called ‘Certified.’ It did it’s thing and I didn’t know it was gone be that big.
New music on the way?
I’m dropping a FYB album, FYB that’s my label. So we working on our stuff right now and we getting ready to add some new records to my album.
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