The Break Presents: Rickie Jacobs

This 26-year-old out of Baltimore isn’t brushing off the A-list comparisons he’s received, but he’s ready to add his own chapter to the game as well. Get familiar with Rickie Jacobs.

Standout:“’86 Draft”

RICKIE JACOBS 86 DRAFT from JSN JHNSN on Vimeo.

Also check out: “Sour Cream”

And: “Hey America”

Name: Rickie Jacobs

Age: 26

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

I grew up listening to: Snoop Dogg and Wu Tang Clan

Most people don’t know I: Don’t listen to rap as much as the average rapper. Having a variety of music in my collection keeps me from following the typical format.

My style’s been compared to: I don’t get too many comparisons but people that don’t make music compare me to Drake. I honestly don’t know why, but I can’t complain I guess [Laughs].

My standout records and moments to date have been: “Aiden” is by far my best record. I wrote that song for my son. It’s personal and it means a lot to me. Talking to Sean Price on the phone before my SXSW performance last year was one of the best things that happened to me. P gave me a lot of advice. He’s a very honest dude that could care less how you feel and has no problem with giving it to you straight up. I learned a lot from him.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To stay relevant, grow, and become one of the best to do it, if not the greatest. I want to be talked about in barber shops and hair salons because I like when women talk good things about me! [Laughs]

I’m gonna be the next: I can only be me. The beauty of this culture is even when you get compared to the best, you add your own chapter. That’s my goal.

To check out more of my music: Follow me on Twitter @RickieJacobs and check me out on Facebook and RickieJacobs.com