Artist About to Blast Off: Jacobe

Jacobe competing in Kill that Beat versus Josiah, sponsored by the EBN.

The Aussie Jacobe has put ten years of hard work into his music career and won't stop until he successfully makes the transition from rags to riches.

Jacobe cites rap as an outlet to vent and an opportunity to breakout of Australia as an artist with a unique sound.

"I've always loved music, from a kid I'd listen and learn the lyrics to everything I listened to and rap along," said Jacobe. "My head and the way it works made me take that initial leap into creating. I had to vent to live."

The Brisbane native describes himself as a versatile artist with a raw feel to his music that channels back to his life of hardships.

"I genuinely come from the bottom so I feel like it's been 10 years of trials and tribulations trying to put myself on," said Jacobe.."I'm that new school from the old route and I don't know [any] Australian who sounds like I do."

Jacobe gives credit to Eminem among others as influences for the type of music he releases.

"Kerser, early Eminem, Slim Shady LP, I listened to that non stop for months on end," said Jacobe. "Finally a third artist for me would be J. Cole, I'd say he is an artist who continues to inspire me to create."

Jacobe details his recently released debut project 7 Deadly Sins as "honest" and if you underrate it, he'll point you to the quote that he'll never forget.

"[A quote I'll never forget is] the definition of insanity," said Jacobe. "Repeating the same thing over and expecting a different result."

Outside of his genuine love for music, Jacobe pushes forward not only for himself, but for his daughter as well.

"The start was on and off, but the level of music I've been releasing lately, I've been making music to that standard for at least the last 3-4 years," said Jacobe. "This new album 7 Deadly Sins and my daughter, those are my achievements."

Ten years in and Jacobe is still determined to make an impact coming out of Australia to turn his dreams into reality.

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