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Get to Know Jesse Boykins on Sway in the Morning: Working with Your Favorite Artists & “BARTHOLOMEW” Project

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If you don’t know about Jesse Boykins III yet — now you know! This singer/songwriter has a strong presence and happens to be cool with some of your favorite artists.

Today, he swung by Sway in the Morning to talk about his new project, BARTHOLOMEW – his “alter ego and higher self,” he tells us. Containing 17 records, you’ll also notice features from Isaiah Rashad, Audio Push, Willow Smith, Melanie Fiona, Kilo Kish, Trindad James, Mick Jenkins, Little Simz, Donnie Trumpet and more.

Get to know Jesse above and take a listen to BARTHOLOMEW below. Follow @jesseboykins3rd for more.


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