|Birth name Jesse Boykins III|
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Education The New School
Record label Ninja Tune
Name Jesse III
|Also known as Jesse Boykins III, JBIII, JB3|
Born February 20, 1985 (age 30) Chicago, Illinois, United States (1985-02-20)
Genres World, soul, neo soul, R&B, electronic, reggae, spoken word, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer, performer
Albums Love Apparatus, The Beauty Created LP, Zulu Guru, Dopamine: My Life on My Back
Associated acts MeLo-X, Chris Barz, Machinedrum, Matt Martians
Similar People MeLo‑X, Theophilus London, Machinedrum, Anna Lunoe, Phonte
Jesse Boykins III On Standing Out, First Chicago Performance in Years
Jesse Boykins III (born February 20, 1985) is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Brooklyn, New York.
- Jesse Boykins III On Standing Out First Chicago Performance in Years
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I am wh t i do promo 2 jesse boykins iii
Boykins is a world soul artist originally from Jamaica, later relocating to Miami and finally Brooklyn. His first EP, Dopamine: My Life On My Back EP was released February 14, 2008 and his follow up The Beauty Created LP was released November 25, 2008 through NomaDic MuSic.
His career in music began at the age of nine when he joined his school choir. He soon began auditioning around Miami and found himself recording with various local Miami artists. In high school Boykins was invited to perform in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble and recorded an album with them.
After high school he was recruited to The New School University in New York City. At The New School, he perfected his skills as a writer, performer, arranger and producer and as a vocalist. He also studied with classical trainer Kamal Scott and Universal recording artist Bilal.
Boykins is currently touring with his band The Beauty Created. Members of The Beauty Created Include: