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
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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