Grammy Song-Winning Writer Jackie's Boy Releases "Do It Again" ft Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman
By: Kathy Liautaud/KLPR Group
Carlos Battey began his career with his brother Steven, they use to spend their days performing original songs and covers in Savannah Georgia to adoring crowds of locals. They enjoyed the small town fame but it wasn't until the untimely death of their father in 2003 followed by their mother Jackie, the very next year, that the brothers decided to leave town and head to the world's most notorious music metropolis, LA.
The brothers found themselves playing regularly for local crowds and it was at one of these gigs that a talent scout from Atlantic records spotted them and offered them a record deal.
When asked what inspired him to become an artist, he said it was his near death experience that made him realize how short life could be, he stated, "I had started to get a lot of headaches – they were bad. I initially thought it was my wisdom teeth but it wasn't. After having an X-Ray a large tumor was found, growing on the inside of my jaw. It turns out that the cancer was an unusual kind known as Ameloblaseoma. I decided to go to Miami after finding a great surgeon and I had a 3 month recovery instead of the one year recovery being quoted in LA. I believe that experience led me to understand the true meaning of having just one life, just one voice and I realized that, while writing for others is great financially it was time to create music as an artist.
Jackie's Boy recently released his sensual, powerful new single "Do It Again" ft Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman. "Do It Again" showcases his lyrical prowess as well as his originality and creativity. When asked about the inspiration for the record he stated, "I wanted to make something unique and progressive for R&B lovers. I emailed a rough version of the song to Shawn to check out. He came to the studio and said "Where's that song you sent me?" I knew exactly what he was talking about. He recorded his verse in 10 minutes! I was extremely impressed and blown away I was working with a true legend."
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