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.
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Name: Rickie Jacobs
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.