Jessie Reyez Talks Working with Romeo Santos & Wanting To Leave A Legacy

Jessie Reyez sat down to talk with Angie Martinez about her EP, 'Kiddo', and her experiences in the music industry. This is how it went:

  • Her parents told her about how she would sing opera in front of the TV at 3 years old even though she cannot recall doing so
  • Her song “Gatekeeper” is about female sexual abuse in the music industry, with the perspective being from the person in power
  • Jessie has her sights on winning a Grammy, buying her dad a farm, naming an orphanage after her mom
  • Loving Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, as well as being influenced by Carlos Vives and Shakira
  • Jessie expresses her fondness for crowd surfing, heights, and roller coasters
  • She recorded in Spanish for the first time on Romeo Santos’ song called "Un Vuelo A La"
  • Jessie was happy to see Colombian flags in the audience on tour when she didn’t target any specific demographic
  • She will be dropping the video for “Great One” soon
  • Jessie loves being able to experience success with her parents and family
  • She wants to make sure her life means something and intends to help kids come into their voice
  • Jessie wrapped her time with Angie by performing a cover of Chance The Rapper’s “Cocoa Butter Kisses” live in the studio

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Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and multi-media. Originally known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie’s nearly 20 years of on-air hosting experience has led her to become the media... Read more

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