Jesse Boykins III - "B4 The Night Is Thru" Available Now On iTunes | New Music

Something brand new from the forever dope Jesse Boykins III.
"B4 The Night Is Thru" is the Machine Drum produced 1st single from Jesse's forthcoming Sophomore album Love Apparatus.
We've had this on repeat in demo form at the SC offices for a few months now and we are proud to share the finished product with it's fly as hell artwork, shot by Mel D Cole with art direction by DR Woo, with you guys.

[audio:|titles=01 B4 The Night Is Thru (prod By Machine Drum)]

Available now on iTunes US x UK
Or from HERE

ALSO>> Jesse Boykins III Headlines Groove Gumbo, London | Event Preview

Jesse Boykins III Headlines Groove Gumbo, London | Event Preview

Soulful crooner Jesse Boykins III will be extending his Romantic Movement tour to London by headlining this edition of Groove Gumbo, on Saturday December 11th. Jesse will also be hitting Amsterdam and Germany on the European leg of his tour. The Soul Train Award nominated singer recently released visuals to The Beauty Created's "Come To My Room".

Support comes from London's illustriously voiced Terri Walker, and up-and-coming talent Shakka and Himal. The show includes an after party following the performances until 3am.


Sat 11th Dec 2010
Doors: 19:30
Venue: Bloomsbury Ballroom (37 Southampton Row, London, Holborn, WC1B 4DA)
Age: 18+ (I.D. required)
Ticket Price: £16.50

Buy tickets HERE.

Jesse Boykins III - "Come To My Room" (Video)

Shot during Jesse Boykins III's trip to the 2010 Soul Train Awards in Atlanta earlier this month, here are the Dr. Woo directed visuals to "Come To My Room", lifted from Boykins' 2008 release, The Beauty Created.

Buy The Beauty Created now from iTunes.

MeLo-X x Jesse Boykins III: Live From The Black Apple (Video)

Set to the tune of "She Is Forever" [which I raved on about last month - download here], videographer Slick Jackson takes you on "a day in the life of the Black Apple", with footage of MeLo-X and Jesse Boykins III performing at The Box for Fallen Whistle, a campaign for peace in Congo. Also features the likes of Saint of GFCNY, Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette, Mickey Factz and the ladies of LICK.

Jesse Boykins III & The Park Living Room Session @ Crit HQ

About Her Films captures Jesse Boykins III & backing band The Park rehearsing "Pantyhose", "Itis" and "Tabloids" (from The Beauty Created) at the Crit HQ in San Francisco during his recent spot dates tour. Shot beautifully, the footage seems to encapsulate what you'd expect from a jam session, and shows Jesse and the band delivering a relaxed and creative rehearsal performance.

MeLo-X ft. Jesse Boykins III x Theophilus London - "She Is Forever" (Demo) | Free Download

Some songs strike you from the get-go. Glued from the first few bars; this became my motivational anthem of the year. Recorded well over a year ago but unreleased until now, MeLo-X joins forces with Jesse Boykins III and Theophilus London on "She Is Forever"; a metaphorical celebration of black culture, packed with fierce quotables, emotive sentiments and passionate delivery over galactically epic production by MeLo, who also impresses with his own lyrical prowess on this number.

We've been sitting quietly on this track for most of 2010 so it's with immense pleasure that I can now exclusively make it available to you all for free download. I LOVE it. I hope you do too:

MeLo-X ft. Jesse Boykins III x Theophilus London - "She Is Forever" (Demo):


"You can see the planets shift every time I represent,
It's like I'm on a collision course with fate.
Some of you got hatred written 'cross your face;
Cover it up with smiles, I still see that it's fake
- but I bet you can still see that I'm great..."

Look out for MeLo-X's forthcoming project, More Merch - coming soon...

Alicia Keys, Usher and Drake Lead Soul Train Awards 2010 Nominees List

The nominees have been announced for this year's annual Soul Train Awards, taking place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on November 10th with Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as hosts. I'm not sure yet whether we'll actually be able to watch the awards over in the UK, but the show premieres on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 28 at 9PM (ET/PT).

The Soul Train Awards will mark an award show comeback for R. Kelly, who will open the show. There will also be performances from Ne-Yo, Cee-lo Green, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, Eric Benét, Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, Janelle Monáe, Gyptian, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osborne, Tamia, and Tank.

The show will also feature never-before seen collaborations to honour the best in Soul Train and this year’s Legend Award recipients Anita Baker and Ron Isley.

New mother Alicia Keys and Usher lead the nominations pack with four each. Drake follows with three nods and Monica, Ne-Yo, B.o.B., Nicki Minaj, Dondria, Erykah Badu, Fantasia, Janelle Monáe and Sade are each up for two awards.

Standing out on the independent soul scene, Jesse Boykins III also snapped up a nomination in the "Centric Award" category alongside Corinne Bailey Rae, Dwele, Dondria and Janelle Monae... A great look and a tough call!

As the show unfolds next month we'll keep you posted with videos, photos and more information. In the meantime, here's the full line-up of nominees: Read more

Jesse Boykins III Performs "Itis" On 1st Date Of Spot Dates Tour | Video

The homeboy Jesse Boykins III and his band The Beauty Created have just kicked off their Spot Dates tour and dropped off this clip from the 1st date of the tour.
Peep Jesse and his band delivering a dope performance of "Itis" from Mr Boykins album The Beauty Created (which you need in your life) in Cambridge, MA.

Filmed & Edited by Slick Jackson.

For more info on Jesse Boykins III go to

BET Music Matters Presents: Jesse Boykins III @106andPark (Video)

106 & Park and BET Music Matters showed Jesse Boykins III some love this week with an interview about his video for "Amorous", shot right here in London - a highlight on Jesse's soulful debut album, The Beauty Created [out now].

Jesse Boykins III interview on 106 & Park:


Jesse Boykins ft. Smoke DZA - "Runaway (4rm A G.O.O.D. Man)"

Continuing a series of cover versions for the fun of it, Jesse Boykins III flips Kanye West's new single "Runaway" [originally featuring Pusha T] and lights it up for the lovers, bringing onboard Smoke DZA for some illustrative rhymes.

“I feel like most of us, try and compromise with love and put ourselves thru relationships that are clearly not good for our health,which drives us to do things to pacify the confusion. When the overall best thing to do is let it go.” –-Jesse Boykins III

Jesse Boykins III ft. Smoke DZA - "Runaway": [Download]

“Smoke one for the G.O.O.D. guys.” – Smoke DZA

Jesse Boykins III Talks Female Fans, Love Apparatus & Bilal's Breathing Advice (Video)

Jesse Boykins III sits down with Cooler Than Menthol's Ren Jett to talk female fans, Bilal Oliver's vocal coaching, the inspiration behind his Dopamine EP and the reasoning behing the title of Jesse's forthcoming sophomore album, Love Apparatus.

Preview: Phantom Lover - Mauve EP

An ethereal late night listen; it's got me giddy. Brooklyn-based Alex Hadyn, known as The Phantom Lover, recently released a soulful 5-track EP titled Mauve, fusing spaced out beats with dreamy electronic melodies, vibrant rhythms and a contrasting set of featured vocalists including Jesse Boykins III, Fatima, Nicholas Ryan Gant and Sarah White.

Listen here:

Jesse Boykins III Takes Us On The Road In “Spot Dates” | Trailer

Jesse Boykins III is probably one of the hardest working talents I have ever had the opportunity to meet and work with, every time I have a conversation with dude he is either on the road or in the studio.
Now you guys can take a peek into the life of the singer in an upcoming 3 part documentary series shot and edited by Slick Jackson.
"Spot Dates" was shot earlier this summer and chronicles JB3's life on the road and stage as he rocks shows in DC, Philadelphia and NYC.

Take a peek at the trailer and stay locked for the full episodes.

Jesse Boykins III Remakes Andre 3000's "Prototype" With MeLo-X + Trae Harris | New Music

The homie Jesse Boykins III just premiered this dopeness over at Honeymag.
I knew this was coming but I'm blown away with how well this came together, and with MeLo-X and Trae Harris adding an extra layer to this remake of Andre 3000's "Prototype"... Man... I'm speechless.
Here's what the man himself had to say about the joint...

“In Honor of Andre 3000 & The Isley Brothers, I decided to finally produce & record the song I’ve been using to start my live set for the past year. It also marks the end of a great summer filled with love & new experiences. Definitely a thank you to all my believers and supporters. Hope you find your Prototype in 2010. Special thanks to MeLo-X & Trae Harris for being on the wave with me.”


*Production Credits- Aaron Hardin(Rhodes, Piano, Pad) , Mr. Turner(Bass), Steve Wyerman(Electric Guitar), Jesse Boykins III(Acoustic Guitar,Drum Programming)
*Artwork by Dr.Woo

Independent Movements: Russell Taylor Interviews Jesse Boykins III [Video]

Jesse Boykins III sits down with fellow NY-based singer Russell Taylor for BET Centric's Soul Sessions to discuss developing his artistic craft whilst studying at New School University, discovering the indie soul movement and his forthcoming LP, Love Apparatus.

Watch >> Jesse Boykins III previews "GreyScale" from Love Apparatus LP

The soul-tastic Jesse Boykins III recently sat down with Ren Jett of Cooler Than Menthol in Brooklyn at Fort Greene Park for an interview - check the teaser below, in which Jesse sings a track from his soon-to-be released Love Apparatus LP, titled "GreyScale".

Full interview coming soon... Photo by J. Shotti.

Another new song from Jesse's forthcoming Love Apparatus album was recently featured in a video for Santos in NYC... One of my personal favourites from the album: "B4 The Night Is Thru," produced by Machine Drum.

Catch it here if you missed it: