Meet Keith Jacobs, the music artist from Houston, TX with a melodic voice that is as sensual as the things he sings about. His music and style are as vibrant and ambitious as he, and to hear he once considered stepping away from music makes us all the more excited that didn't. Keith has allowed life to inspire him to create again. A month into his latest release, an EP entitled "Still Tippin" (which we think is a cool homage to H Town) is a good way to let the people know he ain't go nowhere!
We caught up with Keith after having him ride with us during our All White Flight Bike Ride during Essence Fest weekend. Lets get to know him a little more.
BMWB: Why did you decide to your beard grow?
Keith: At the core, I just got tired of messing up my mustache lol. I was the absolute worst when it came to edging and trimming my face. Started growing my beard, found my tempo and the rest is history.
BMWB: What is your beard care regime?
Keith: My beard regime is pretty intense. Along my beard journey I've learned what does and does not work for me. Also, I workout daily and I sweat a lot so its really crucial that I groom my beard properly. Check it out: I wash at least twice daily with Shea Moisture Beard Wash. I co-wash twice a week with "As I Am" Coconut Co-wash. BRUSH daily, this is most important. Daily grooming includes "As I Am" Coco Shea Spray. It's very light and keeps my beard moisturized throughout the day.
BMWB: What are your hobbies?
Keith: My hobbies include traveling, biking, boxing, and spending time with family.
BMWB: Are there any organizations you belong to?
Keith: June 27th Recordings, LD Unlimited and the N8 Group.
BMWB: What does the beard mean to you?
Keith: One word: PATIENCE
BMWB: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Keith: I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. At the core I'm an artist, sensitive about my ish. I've been doing music for as long as I can remember, tried to shake it but for some reason, she just kept coming back.
BMWB: What are you most proud of?
Keith: My family-Jenny Laine, Kaileigh Lane, and Lennox Laine. They are a constant reminder that dreams do come and for that I'm forever grateful.
BMWB: What do you feel about the social climate of black men in America?
Keith: We are living in some crazy times. On the contrary, as black men in America we have a moral responsibility to change our environment. We do this daily, by focusing our conversations and dialogues on the positive things that are happening in our communities and not just what the media chooses to show us.
BMWB: What do you feel is your greatest strength?
Keith: Knowing that I can't do this by myself.
BMWB: Tell us the top 5 things on your bucket list
Be featured on Black Men With Beards (check mark LOL)