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""I Want To Go To Cooley High""

Have you heard about Fresh Jacobs? Sure it is hard to find him because he does not have a MySpace. Some people would be curious to find out what he is about. Others would not even give it a thought. Instead of Googling Teyana Taylor, try Googling Fresh Jacobs.

The 22 year old Bronx-native explodes on the scene with his newest mixtape called The Cooley High Sessions. Don’t be fooled. Fresh is not a newcomer. He has been around the block a few times with an appearance on DJ Kay Slay’s mixtape The Renegade Pt. 5: The Kingpinz and run-ins with a few labels including Def Jam. Even after all that, Fresh stayed strong when other artists would have given up. The Cooley High Sessions displays his passion for the music and his determination to succeed.

Fresh gives a great welcome to “Cooley High” by Rapping on Lil Wayne’s “Let the Beat Build.” He follows that with the beat everyone and their mother has Rapped on. Yes it is Lil Wayne’s “A Milli.” On the track, he makes some bold claims like comparing himself to Tupac. He also throws a little jab at Wayne: “Niggas trying to sound like Wayne/Sound silly trying to rhyme like him/He trying sound like Gillie.” The beat might be played out, but he played it better than most artists.

Fresh’s beat selection is very impressive. He used even more beats from popular tracks including Rick Ross’ “Hustlin’,” Styles P’s “Blow My Mind,” and Missy Elliott’s “Ching-A-Ling.” In addition to getting inspiration from those tracks, he also draws inspiration from various things like movies. Spike Lee’s movie She’s Gotta Have It is the inspiration for the track “50 Dollar Sneakers (Mars Blackmon).”

This mixtape is not heavily featured, but it is heavily Fresh Jacobs. He holds his own and shows that he is not going anywhere. Only time can tell where he goes from here.

Key Tracks: “50 Dollar Sneakers (Mars Blackmon),” “A Millie,” “Money In The Air (Pop A Rubberband)”

4/5
- www.hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com


""Fresh Jacobs- The Cooley High Sessions""

The Cooley High Sessions

4/5

Every now and then there is a hot rapper to come from the NY area, and this artist is no different, because he definitely has that heat. The Bronx native Fresh Jacobs has resurrected the game with his emphatic mixtape The Cooley High Sessions, and it doesn't disappoint. With hot tracks such as: "Return of the Boom Bap", "Doin The Damn Thang", and "Hustlin (That Real)", your speakers will truly bump louder than ever. Here is the anticipated mixtape The Cooley High Sessions by BX rapper Fresh Jacobs. - www.yk2daily.net


Discography

2004-"South Bronx (Remix) Feat. Money Boss Players"- Mixtape single
2004- "BX Menace"- Single
2005- "Paper In My Pocket" Mixtape
2006- "Moment Of Clarity" LP
2006- "Fresh '85" B/W "Put It On The Line"- Single
2006- "Moment Of Clarity"- Single
2007- "Your Nobody Til Somebody" Single from Forthcoming Spike Lee Movie
2008- "Cryin 4 Rap"- Single
2008- "One Girl (Remix) Featuring Keith Stewart"- Single
2008- "The Cooley High Sessions" Mixtape
2008-"Return Of The Boom Bap"- Single
2008- "50 Dollar Sneakers"- Single
2009- "The World Is Yours"- Single
2009- Precious (Remix) Featuring Jim Jones & Ryan Leslie

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Bio

Sometimes, If you put your hand on the rails, you can feel the train coming. It’s in the air, or on the tip of everyone’s tongue. All there is to do is patiently wait. Every once in a while someone comes along with the force of a natural element and the only thing you can do is get aboard or get out the way. From the borough that created Hip Hop, The Bronx, I bring myself to all of you, 24 years in the making: Fresh Jacobs.

It’s not easy being a best kept secret, especially for an artist who has so much to say. The 24 year old, Bronx-native, who has been highly regarded and courted by many top level executives and industry insiders for the past four years, has remained relatively unknown to the public eye. Until now. With the release of his Live4Ever Entertainment Debut album “MOMENT OF CLARITY”, Fresh is sure to take the entire music industry and world by storm. Raised in the South Bronx, on the same block as the legendary Tupac Shakur, Fresh is a forward thinker with varied interests.

Drawing from every and anything that is in his environment, 183rd Street and Walton Avenue is a major influence on him as a person and an artist.There are no limitations to Fresh’s skill and ability as an MC. He has the drive and the finesse to explore artistic regions and break boundaries, all while having the street credibility, education, and the persona to go bar for bar with any thug or conscious artist; He is surburbia and the streets all in one.

Rapping since the age of six, Fresh began taking his artistic gift seriously at twelve, inspired by other MC’s and groups such as Jay-Z, 2Pac, Nas, Krs-One, Rakim and the Wu-Tang Clan. Fresh followed his first love and after Appearing in Jay-Z’s video “Anything", acting in a made for TV movie, Ghostwriting for other artists, appearing on DJ Kay Slay’s mixtape “The Renegade Pt. 5: The Kingpinz”, and various stints with a few record labels such as 3rd Pound Entertainment, Premiere East and the legendary Def Jam, Fresh decided to go independent. Unfazed and more determined than ever, Fresh and his best friend and partner, Nantambu moved ahead and went record the debut album in the winter of 2005.

Being free of restrictions and legalities that major labels come with, Live4Ever Ent/Black Genius Media Group was given life and proved to be the perfect fit.”The title “MOMENT OF CLARITY” represents the point in life, where a man has to stand on his own. He has to learn who he is and stand on those laurels,” Fresh said. “Having that “MOMENT OF CLARITY” is when you put away your childish things and you take life on your terms.”

Laced with 15 tracks of thought-provoking, complex, and playful lyricism coupled with Grade A production, “MOMENT OF CLARITY” comes with NO guest appearances and features production from “The Heatmakerz” (The Diplomats, Cam’ron),”88 Keys” (Kanye West, DMX), “Young Lord” (P. Diddy, Nelly) “Shaunta & Shorty”, “Daudi” (Shaggy), and “Charlie and Kenny Bereal” (MYA, Kanye West).

Many artists have albums that aim to reach a diverse audience, but Fresh is an embodiment of his words.

As a free thinker and a music listener with a eclectic taste, he is the everyman. He is also a young man who loves his family, his daughter, his neighborhood and likes to hang with his crew. Hip Hop is more than just beats and rhymes. Hip Hop is swagger, attitude, speech, style, music, and culture. Hip Hop is a lifestyle. The continued success of Hip Hop depends on individuals that combine the streets, with intelligence and strong radio play. With Fresh Jacobs, Hip Hop has found another favorite son and Great Mc.

The saga continues….

-Fresh Jacobs Contact Info:
Black Genius Media Group
FRESHJACOBS:AIM

Websites:
www.theblackgenius.com
www.imeem.com/freshjacobs
www.the80sbaby.wordpress.com
www.twitter.com/freshjacobs
www.youtube.com/dopedarockstar

"A Genius Is One Who Is Most Like Himself"- Thelonious Monk