From Atlanta, Georgia, Jacquees made his official debut with the release of his first mixtape, I Am Jacquees in 2011. A rising artist, he has worked with several well known artists over the past few years including Travis Porter, T.I., Ty Dolla Sign, Trinidad James, and Chris Brown, to name a few. In 2014, he signed a music contract with Cash Money Records.
Born on April 15, 1994, in Georgia, Jacquees (Real Name: Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax) grew up in the city of Decatur with his brothers and sisters. As it happened, he first discovered his passion for singing after watching the TV mini-series, The Temptations and The Jacksons: An American Dream; in addition to that, he was also fond of the musical film, The Five Heartbeats.
Jacquees’ Early Life
Inspired by what he saw, Jacquees began honing his craft, singing whenever he could in his spare time. Despite the fact that he went without a vocal coach, he was able to master the art form in a matter of years. When he was in fifth grade, he participated in a school talent show where he performed a rendition of Jackson 5’s I Want You Back, a performance that ultimately earned him first place.
By the time he was twelve, he was writing his own songs- sometimes with his friends from school. Some of his favourite artists during that time include Jodi, R. Kelly, Genuine, Hot Boys, Boyz II Men, and Usher. From there, Jacquees was introduced to Orlando Grind in 2007, who eventually became his manager. Putting himself out there in the music scene, he performed at a number of local talent competitions before being introduced to Russell Spencer, the CEO of Block Entertainment.
How Jacquees Became Famous
After working behind the scenes for a while, he received a small break in 2009 after being invited to collaborate with American rapper T.I. on the track, Krazy, which garnered him some degree of exposure. Later that same year, Jacquees released his first project, I Am Jacquees. Despite being his debut EP, it wasn’t until the release of his mixtape, Round of Applause in 2011 that he started to rise in prominence.
Hosted by DJ Spinz, the rapper enlisted the help of many individuals for its production including Zaytoven, 88 Fingaz, Hazel, Vinny Idol, KE On the Track, and By Big Leak Beats, among others. A 16-track project, it came with many hit titles including Season For Love, Hello Goodbye, Nobody, Mr. Beatmaker, Dance For Me, Happen to Me, and Keke Twist Me Hair. Released online, Round of Applause has since been streamed over 462,000 times online.
A year afterwards, he dropped his second mixtape, Fan Affiliated via multiple streaming sites. Produced by Sonny Digital, Nonstop The Hitman, KE On the Track, Aplus, and Mike Major, among others, it gave rise to sixteen tracks, many of which were collaborations- for instance, there were guest appearances from Bandit Gang Marco, August, Jacob Latimore & Issa, and Rich Homie Quan. Some notable tracks from the tape include, All I Know, My Attention, Young Boy, and Roller Coaster.
Jacquees’ Later Music Releases
His third mixtape, Quemix was made available in May 2013. Featuring Issa, Can Jelae, Bluff City, and Macon Hamilton, it proved to be popular, having racked up thousands of plays not long after being uploaded online. Among its 12-song track list were the titles, Girls Love Rihanna (Remix), Kisses Down Low (Remix), Body Party, At Your Best (Remix), Rain, and Power Trip.
The direct sequel, Quemix 2 was released as a digital download on January 6, 2015. A blend of R&B and soul (as with his previous mixtapes), it gave rise to fifteen new tracks including One in a Million, Drunk Texting, Don’t Mind, Persian Rugs, How Bout Now, She Knows, and Hold it Down. Nothing short of a big hit, its most popular song, Body Language has since been played over 12.4 million times on Soundcloud!
A little over year later, the R&B singer delivered his next mixtape, Mood. His fifth release with Cash Money Records, it included a few guest features from Kirko Bangz, Def Loaf, Kevin Gates, Young Scooter, Birdman, and Rich Homie Quan. Produced primarily by Nash B, the record’s track listing saw sixteen titles, some of which included T-Shirt & Panties, E Games, Come Thru, Know You, Them Other Girls, and R&B Nigga.
Since then, the Georgia rapper has released two additional mixtapes, Since You Playin’ and Fuck a Friend Zone (with Def Loaf), both of which were released earlier this year.
As far as collaborations go, Jacquees has been involved with a handful of joint ventures including, Addicted by Bpace, Sex Shit by DC DaVinci, Pull Up by Rich Gang, and Scarlett Rose by Ke’Ondris.
Just a few months ago, it was also announced that he had completed his debut album titled, 4275. Titled after where he grew up in Decatur, the upcoming project will include a few features, though none of them have been revealed as of yet. As far as a release date goes, it looks like fans will have to wait just a tiny bit longer for one.
Jacquees’s Snapchat Name – Jacqueescmb
A Snapchat user since 2014, Jacquees recently created a new account last year under the username, “Jacqueescmb.” If you’re a fan, be sure to add him to your friend’s list! You can do so by clicking here.
Jacquees’s Other Social Media Accounts
Jacquees’s Facebook Account
If you’d like to support the rapper on Facebook, you can go ahead and give him a like on his official fan page at @JacqueesMusic.
Jacquees’ Twitter Account
Stay connected with the star! You can follow him on Twitter at @Jacquees for the latest news and announcements. He’s already got himself over 344K followers on the site!
Jacquees’ Instagram Account
Of course, you can also find Jacquees on Instagram- head on over to his account at @jacquees for some exclusive behind the scene photos and more!
Jacquees’ Youtube Account
Should you feel like streaming some of his tracks, you can many of his hits over at his official Youtube channel at @Jacqueesmusic. Remember to subscribe if you haven’t already done so!