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After starring in several films, including the hit movie Black Nativity, which also featured Jennifer Hudson, you would think that Jacob Latimore would be ready to take a breather. This 18-year-old, however, is far from engaging in rest and relaxation. Latimore recently released his hit single, ‘Ah Yeah,’ which has older fans remembering the good ole 90’s. Find out what else this teen has been up to in his latest interview with DOPE magazine.


‘Ah Yeah.’

“I was excited to record ‘Ah Yeah.’ I had been in the studio for several days vibing with producer Troy Taylor and his team. I cut the record and told Troy I wanted to put it out. My manager at the time asked Rico to jump on it and he did.”

On the public’s need to remember the 1990’s.

“I can see why some people want that 90’s vibe back. R&B music then made you feel a type of way. You could hear the emotion in the tracks alone. The lyrics told love stories. The melodies gave you chills. I believe some R&B artists want their fans to feel the way they felt in the 90’s, but it seems like it’s difficult for that vibe of music to live at urban radio in today’s market.”

How his music has emerged.

“My style has changed so much from being 14 then to 18-years-old now. Some music that was released and considered singles were not in my control. When I got my deal I was younger than most. The records on my mixtapes were more of who I was, that is why I titled them ‘This is Me.’ At the time I was dealing with my label who did not believe in any of the records, so we decided to put the records out on mixtape. I’m now taking my time to record music that feels right to me and what I know my fans want to hear.”

Future ambitions.

“My goal is to balance out my music and film careers. I’m at an age where I know who I am as a music artist and I can confidently put that out.”

Photo: DOPE Magazine



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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