Josh Jacobs (formerly known as J.KIDD) is an East New York hip hop artist wholeheartedly committed to his music since the young age of 9. Born in Brooklyn to puerto rican parents, Josh Jacobs was exposed to the 90’s strong hip-hop culture. At the age of 14 his father introduced him to the legendary DJ PF Cuttin,Felix Rovira, who would then work closely with Josh to host 2 of his mixtapes: The New Kidd on the Block Vol. 1 & 2. DJ PF Cuttin would also introduce him to other artists like Masta Killa (former Wu Tang member), Lil Dap (Former Group home member), Labba (Former Violator Member), Respect tha god and Afu Ra (former Perverted Monks Members) Blahzay Blahzay, Sean Price and more.
With new connections and three music projects under his belt, Josh Jacobs got the confidence and experience to venture out on his own to network and work with several other music professionals including Domingo Beats, Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz, while also getting his music played on Sirius Satellite Radio on both Hip Hop Nation and Shade 45, connecting with DJs by the likes of DJ Steel and the legendary Tony Toca DJ Tony Touch. With almost 10 years of musical experience, Josh is eager to work with other underground artists on the come up, but is ready to take his artistry to the next level.
Josh Jacobs album is set to be re-released on Manekineko Pro Records with the lead off single, “New Day”, starting things off (available now). The album is titled “Before and After: The Re-Up” and includes a few extra treats for those familiar with his earlier release.