No matter what you do, you’ve got to know your roots and Jacquees certainly does. The Atlanta-based singer & songwriter has cooked up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist on his debut release 4275. Jacquees definitely picks up the mantle for the genre, while forging his own way.
B.E.D. was just the teaser of what to expect from Jacquees’ anxiously awaited debut album, 4275—appropriately named after the address of his childhood home where he discovered music. Inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Jackson 5, Chris Brown, Jodeci, 2Pac and The Hot Boy$, 4257 fittingly gives a nod to the music he grew up on. For 4275, Jacquees tapped the talents of producers such as regular collaborator Nash B [Future, Young Thug], Donell Jones, OG Parker [Migos, YFN Lucci, Tory Lanez], and more. He also attracted guest appearances from some of music’s best, brightest, and biggest Pop, R&B, & Rap artists.
The follow-up to “B.E.D.”, “Inside” featuring Trey Songz locks into a hypnotic harmony that proves instantly unforgettable. A slow burn of beats and synths, the track stands out as a raunchy, raw, and real bedroom anthem driven by two of R&B’s most distinct voices. He and Chris Brown come together for the club-ready “All My Life,” which also sets the stage for Jacquees to join Breezy on the 2018 Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour.
Frequent collaborator and hip-hop superstar Young Thug adds his signature warble to the finger-style acoustic guitars and echoing finger-snaps of “Studio.” LaTocha Scott lends her heavenly vocals to the lush “Infatuated.” Then, there’s the soaring closer “Special,” which makes a dream come true for Jacquees as he links up with Jagged Edge for an era-bridging R&B blockbuster. The nineties and 2018 meet on this banger for the ages. All 18 tracks on this album will have you following Jacquees’ journey from his childhood home to stardom.