A singer, songwriter, and rapper who crossed over from R&B to hip-hop, Rodriquez Jacquees Broadnax is known simply as Jacquees when he steps out from behind the scenes.
Born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Jacquees first fell for the music of the Jacksons
and the Temptations
, not straight from their records but from the television biopics that were popular in the early '90s. Talent shows led to agents, which led to work behind the scenes in music. In 2010 he launched his solo career with the album I Am Jacquees, featuring the single "Krazy" with special guest T.I.Chris Brown
, and others landed on his 2014 effort 19, a self-released EP that led to a recording contract with Cash Money
. Making the most of his new contract, Jacquees unleashed a bevy of new singles in 2015 followed by the Mood mixtape in January 2016. A collaboration with fellow Cash Money
labelmate Birdman yielded the Lost at Sea mixtape later that year. January 2017 brought another collaboration, this time with Detroit's Dej Loaf
on the Fuck a Friendzone mixtape. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi