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Jacquees Live @ Rialto Theatre
June 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $16 - $18
No matter what you do, you’ve got to know your roots and Jacquees certainly does.
“Who is Jacquees?,” you may be asking. The Atlanta singer and songwriter is cooking up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist.
“I grew up listening to some of the greats,” states Jacquees. “My mom would play Jodeci and R. Kelly around the house. You could pull up on the block listening to those cats, and no one would think twice. I want to cause that same reaction. When you listen to my music, it will make you feel like you can roll up on any girl in the world or do anything. It’s that ‘G’ mentality.”
Jacquees definitely picks up the mantle for the genre, while forging his own way. As a kid, he grew up in what he calls a “really fun family” with two sisters and his mom. Excelling in school, he desired to get straight A’s to make his mother proud since she gave him her trust implicitly. Inspired by such artists as Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Jackson 5, Chris Brown, Jodeci, 2Pac and The Hot Boy$; Jacquees label himself a “Hot Boy$ Head,” he even went out a brought an imitation Cash Money Chain.
Jacquees’ initially wanted to be a rapper until one day his aunt heard him singing a song from the made for TV movie The Temptations. “She was like, ‘you can sing!'” he recalls. “I got inspired from that moment on, and with encouragement from my mom I signed up for my first school talent show in 2004,” and went on to win the shows for the next 4-years. In 2007 Jacquees joined Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company and was part of the ensemble that danced & sang in the production of the Wiz. He also played a munchkin and had a solo performance.