Florida-born — Georgia-raised — rapper Marceon Jacobs discovered his driving passion for music at the age of 13. Formally known as Tragidy, he began as part of a group called 3-to-None; however, he soon discovered that (although no bad blood exists) he needed to go solo in order to achieve his industry goals. While currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on with new EP, Vape Life, he took some time out to chat with us and answer our world famous AAHH Q&A.
Check out his answers — and his latest single — below.
Can you describe your music?
My music sound is not a typical sound; I like to experiment, so at times it’s melodic, mellow, uplifting, inspirational, or jazzy, and sometimes it’s turnt up. All of my music is built on the state of mind I’m in at that very time.
How did you get involved in music?
I first got involved in music at the age of 13. I used to write love songs a lot; I loved to write, and it became a passion for me. My uncle — who was once in the music industry — introduced me to my first four-track where I recorded my first song. From that point, I fell in love with music as a whole and haven’t looked back since.
Who influenced you?
Big influences for myself consist of Tupac, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Outkast, Pharrell A Tribe Called Quest, and Lost Boyz — just to name a few.
What have you dropped so far? What’s coming up?
So far I’ve released my Shady Ray’s EP, which dropped in June. Besides that, I release a new song every Friday as part of a series I have going called “MJ FR5DAYS” via my Soundcloud page. I’m Currently working on my Vape Life EP, which I’m planning to release in December. That will be followed up by my album i’ll be releasing next year.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
One of my greatest accomplishments thus far is having my songs played outside of the US on the radio in other countries — I thought that was pretty dope.
What are your overall goals in the game?
My goals are to become a multi-platinum selling artist, have longevity, and collaborate with some of the dopest artists in the industry. I want to be a writer for some of the biggest names in the industry win Grammy’s for my works. Most important of all, I want my music to touch people and change their lives above everything — that’s what matters most to me.
What’s coming up for you?
What’s next for me is getting into fashion. I’m starting my own clothing line that is due out sometime early next year. I also want to do more collaborating with other artists as I continue to grow in this industry.