Name: Keith Jacobs
Reppin’: Houston, Texas
Just like rap, R&B has undergone a noticeable change over the last couple of decades, with both genres seeming to bleed into each other more and more these days. Emerging out of Houston, embodying the syrupy sound of the Screw culture and the talents of the 1990s rhythm and blues heavyweights, Keith Jacobs is showing and proving to be a lone star.
The H-Town crooner is fairly new to the scene. In 2013, he broke out with the single “That Money,” a strip-club ballad that garnered a substantial buzz in the H and surrounding areas.
Jacobs’ name continued to make rounds as he took his time curating his debut. Last November, he officially introduced himself to the world on his Still Tippin EP, a partial ode to the Screwston music scene he grew up influenced by.
The 14-song offering, which features the singles “Still Tippin” and “W.B.A.B.,” shows the singer spilling his soul through a bevy of emotions and waves on the well-rounded project.
“This project is true creative expression of how I feel,” he recently told REVOLT. “Our goal was never to be genre specific but more so true and transparent about my experiences through the music.”
Now that KJ is in the game, it’s winning time. He is currently working on his follow-up project and recently turned heads performing at the 2017 South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Check out some of his latest music below.
“Still Tippin’/Shame on You”