Jhene Aiko x Jesse Boykins III - “Stranger” (Remix) | New Music


The homie Jesse Boykins III turns his talents to "Stranger" my favorite track from Jhene Aiko's stunning sailing soul(s) release. The Romantic Movement representative who recently released the very dope Way Of A Wayfarer EP adds his vocals to the beautiful Los Angeles, California repping singer's popular song from the free album/mixtape release that has caputured many hearts worldwide.

Listen To: Jhene Aiko x Jesse Boykins III - “Stranger” (Remix) | Download

Download Jhene Aiko's sailing soul(s) here + Jesse Boykins III's Way Of A Wayfarer here.


Miguel performs "Strawberry Amazing" soundcheck @BBKingBluesClub [Video]


SoulCulture fave Jesse Boykins III was chilling with R&B star Miguel at the soundcheck for his show at BB Kings and managed to capture some footage of Miguel doing his thing on "Strawberry Amazing". You can check it out below and from the video it seems that Miguel is certainly an act that I would like to see live and await his show coming to our British shores.

On another note, congratulations to Jesse Boykins III on making it into the Red Bull Music Academy 2011, which will take place in Madrid later this year.


H.O.P.E ft Jesse Boykins III - "I Got You" | New Music

Something new from Compton, California repping rapper on the rise H.O.P.E who has joined forces with SoulCulture La Familia Jesse Boykins III for this smoothed out anthem that will be played on repeat over the summertime period.

Listen To: H.O.P.E ft Jesse Boykins III - "I Got You" | Download

I'll be honest I haven't personally heard much from H.O.P.E Wright, but on the strength of this single I'm about to go and download his recently released mixtape Believe In Hope Wright. I suggest you do the same.


Jesse Boykins III, J*Davey, Sarah Fonteyne live @AestheticSounds London, July 12 | Win Tickets


If you haven't already marked out July 12 as a key date in your calendar this month, take note of a special soul show taking place at East London's VIBE bar to celebrate live music night Aesthetic Sounds' sixth year of existence, with performances by Jesse Boykins III and J*Davey flown in alongside the night's founder Sarah Fonteyne, who will also perform a set showcasing music from her new album.

Read on for full information about the show and your chance to win free entry for you and a friend.
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Jesse Boykins III - Way Of A Wayfarer EP | Free Download

We brought you the first taste from this project in the form of the Gold Panda produced "Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)" earlier, now here at last is Jesse Boykins III's brand new EP Way Of The Wayfarer.
I'll pass over the mic (keyboard) to MR JB3 for a brief introduction to the project...

"After my last release "The Beauty Created" 3years ago, I took some
time to truly discover my art, my spirit, my voice, my style, my love
for life and its mysteries. That journey has taken me around the
world, exposed me to various cultures and people, and enlightened and
influenced me along the way. "Way Of A Wayfarer" is me sharing with
you those moments and those lessons, in hopes that I can inspire you
to share your moments and lessons with the rest of the World. That is
the only way, the universal way. Much love & many thanks to SoulCulture,
Street Etiquette & #PassportLife for taking this journey with me. Schwaza.

The visions of a lover thru his travels, in search of his present
self."  - Jesse Boykins III

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Jesse Boykins III - "Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)" x Way Of A Wayfarer EP cover + Tracklist


SOULCULTURE WORLD PREMIERE
OK peoples, here's something special for you guys. The nomadic soul known as Jesse Boykins III has teamed up with the SoulCulture La Famila alongside Passport Life, Street Etiquette and GFC to bring you the Way Of A Wayfarer EP which will released for free on June 30th.

We are proud to present the first look at the EP artwork designed by Dr Woo and the first audio taste from Way Of A Wayfarer in the form of "Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)" produced by Gold Panda (and also appears as an instrumental on his album Lucky Shiner)
which Jesse describes as "The visions of a lover thru his travels, in search of his present self".

Jesse Boykins III - "Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)"

"Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)" is available to download now for the price of a tweet. Back cover, tracklist and download link after the jump.Read more


MeLo-X – Inside The Mind Of Melo [Mixtape] | Free Download


For those not up on the wondrous world of MeLo-X, Steve-Ography has put together a 18-track compilation of various tracks by the Brooklyn-based producer/emcee, including remixes, instrumentals and collaborations with the likes of Jesse Boykins III, Theophilus London, Kendrick Lamar and Mickey Factz. Download, load it up and bask in the sunshine while you listen.
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Jesse Boykins III performs "Plain" Live At The Loft (Video)


Gotta give a round of applause to TONE and the team on his Live At The Loft series of events and the quality of the visuals captured at the NY based showcases.
The latest performer at Live At The Loft was SC approved Jesse Boykins III, along with his band The Beauty Created who shut the capacity packed building down. Watch Mr JB3 perform the very dope "Plain" from his forthcoming album The Love Apparatus below.

After the jump Jesse reveals who his favorite celebrity beauty is and what he would sing to her to the Live At The Loft cameras.


MeLo-X - "Xtra Drop" (Shot By Jesse Boykins III) | One Shot Video


The homie MeLo-X went in like a needle in a heroin addict's arm on this sh*t right here. Taking over the beat from Wiley & MJ Cole's "From The Drop" the Flatbush, Brooklyn resident totally kills it with his rapid fire delivery and wordplay and rebirths the track as "Xtra Drop". Peep the very dope 'one shot' style accompanying video by fellow SoulCulture La Familia Jesse Boykins III (Who's getting a bit too nice on the camera for his own good.)

On a hot summer day in Flatbush Brookyn NY, Jesse Boykins III captures MeLo-X in his raw element of royal elegance. In one straight shot MeLo-X shows why he's lyrically on another level when it comes to switching up his flow. Xtra Drop was debuted earlier this year by DJ Semtex on BBC 1Xtra and is a Freestyle version of Wiley and MJ Cole's original track "From the Drop".

Props: Roy @DJSemtex.com


Jesse Boykins III performs Love Apparatus set at Diesel, NYC [Video] | Live Music


Last week Diesel launched a Teaser Tuesday Concert series of in-stores at their New York branch on on 5th Ave and 54th St, starting with a live seven-song set by Jesse Boykins III previewing new songs from his forthcoming Love Apparatus LP, including a performance of “B4 The Night Is Thru” [documented below by Dr. Woo] with his band The Beauty Created.

Download: Jesse Boykins III - "B4 The Night Is Thru" (prod. Machine Drum)

Check out further footage from the event below [this time filmed by Maniac], including a funked up performance of "Itis," from his previous album The Beauty Created... Read more


Jesse Boykins III - "Prototype 3010" ft MeLo-X + Trae Harris | Short Film


This is sick - powerful visuals to accompany Jesse Boykins III's take on Andre 3000's modern day classic "Prototype."

I can't say it better than Jesse does, so here are his own words on the video:

In a time where life is often guided by misconception and tainted love its hard to truly find someone who is there for you for all the right reasons. No matter how you deliver your heart to a person, you still have to wait for them to open it up. I came up with this concept to inspire honesty. I've learned through life, communication is everything when you're in a relationship. Take these visuals as an example of how something could be if there is no truth between two parties. She/He is your prototype and could be so much more if you allow it. Never Take The Love Of Your Believer For Granted. Much Thanks to Andre 3000

Check it out below.

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StreetEtiquette's Sartorial Sounds project remakes Andre 3000's "Take Off Your Cool"


New York-based Style blog Street Etiquette, run by Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, bring together seven incredible artists across the genres of Hip Hop, Soul and Spoken Word to collaborate and record a song together for their latest editorial project, Sartorial Sounds.

Mara Hruby, Joshua Bennett, Joekenneth Museau, Theo Martins, MeLo-X, Jesse Boykins III and Rinaldy Alarez got in the studio to remakeAndre 3000's "Take Off Your Cool," from Outkast's Love Below/Speakerbox double-album, released in 2003. Take a listen to their version below.. Read more


Jesse Boykins III covers Feist's "Limit To Your Love" [Video]


Jesse Boykins III has a go at Feist's "Limit To Your Love" during a recent show in New York. I'll be honest - there have been times when I've questioned whether all the hype over this young man was entirely justified, but he takes this one home. The vocals are so on point as are the band. Between this and his great cover of Andre 3000's "Prototype", I'm becoming a fan.

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Jesse Boykins III Style Interview With Yin N Yang (Video)

Our buddies over at Yin N Yang caught up with Jesse Boykins III during the London stop of his Romantic Movement Tour to chop it up about style and much more.

As promised last week, I’ve managed to complete editing my first interview video. It’s taken a good few days to complete the edit, 3 hours to export the file and a further 3 hours to upload to YouTube. Long! but hopefully the first of many interviews we have here at Y&Y. As you all already know, we spoke to Jesse Boykins III on his personal style, influences, new single cover, Street Etiquette’s Black Ivy series and more.


MeLo-X - More Merch | FreeLoad


The homie MeLo-X finally delivers his latest street album More Merch via the good folk at DjBooth.

16 brand new tracks written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by MeLo-X, including the SoulCulture premiered “She Is Forever” ft Jesse Boykins III & Theophilus London as well as "Rapity Rap (Remix)" featuring Kendrick Lamar & Mickey Factz.

Tracklist and Freeload link after the jump...Read more


Jesse Boykins III - "B4 The Night Is Thru" | Promo Video

We brought you "B4 The Night Is Thru" the 1st single from singer/songwriter/producer Jesse Boykins III forthcoming album Love Apparatus yesterday, now peep this short promo video for the joint which is available now from http://jbiiimusic.com/jb3.

I want to invite you all to the Love Apparatus with my 1st single release off the LP,"B4 The Night Is Thru" produced by Machine Drum. The artwork takes reference of an image of famous french artist Marcel Duchamp playing chess against one of his sculpting models. Photo by Mel D Cole /Art Direction by Dr.Woo.

- Jesse Boykins III