Jesse Boykins III Drops Surprise 'Bartholomew' LP ft. Syd Tha Kid, Isaiah Rashad + More
It's been a minute since we caught up with Jesse Boykins III. But let's not mistake absence for stagnancy, as it appears the bi-coastal r&b futurist has been hard at work in the time between. Today he's shared the massive new project Bartholomew, which has been teased with EPs and collaborations for over a year now. But today the album/mixtape arrives as a surprise release featuring the likes of Syd Tha Kid, Isaiah Rashad, J* Davey, Mick Jenkins, Little Simz, Dej Loaf and, somehow, even more than that.
Bartholomew arrives as a proper follow-up to 2014's Love Apparatus and Zulu Guru before that. Those of you that have been let down by Frank Ocean's radio silence, should find solace in this release, especially with such a heavy presence of west coast musicians lining the credits. Stream the new project from Jesse Boykins III below and see him perform it in full at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday August 17th, tickets for which can be snagged here. Keep on the lookout for more from JB3 in the weeks and months ahead. You can also download the album for free via WeTransfer.