In 1991, a child was born to the parents Edna & Jacques Petite II, named Jacques Deloe Petite III. His Parents would soon divorce after. Growing up at a young age, Jacques always wanted to entertain. When asked how he was introduced to rap, Jacques, an up and coming native rapper located out of Hempstead, Long Island, states “It all started at a Young age. I would listen to music in the back of my mother’s car, and eventually i fell in love with the sound. When i listened to such artist as Tupac , Biggie , KRS-ONE, Jay - Z , Nas , The Fugees, and many others, I just felt so alive .I knew what i wanted to be while others were just figuring how to tie their shoe's".
He continues to state that “I started out at spoken word poetry in the 4th grade, and once i learned how to rhyme (while making sense) I tried out writing a rap. First rap I ever wrote was really corny though. If I had a time machine I would go back in time and smack myself". At age 9,He started writing his first piece of lyrics and studied the game well, learning what is known today as the "Four Elements Of Hip Hop". With the style, words, and rhythm he formulated, Jacques realized he needed a name to separate him from the other MC's out there.
Jacques stated that “when it comes to music, your image can either make you or break you. Part of a music artist’s image is the name that they choose." When asked what is your rap name, and why? He states “JaQu3z, which is a play on my birth name. What’s more unique then to you other then you own birth given name? I do admit though, JaQu3z wasn't my first choice growing up". By the age of 11, he states “Originally my rap name was D-Lo (a play on of his middle name). It had then become J-Killa by the age of 14 and, then the name i was formally known by for 5 years J - Murda". Although his past names would often be misconstrued to have a negative meaning behind it, he says he got the name “J-Murda” because of "My aggressive style and how well I rapped over a beat”.
As an emerging music artist it’s common to usually release a few free tracks or demos for people to listen to in order to get your name out. Notoriety is crucial when it comes to the entertainment business. “I released my first few songs on MySpace, back when it was popular" Jacques states. "A few years ago I was working with another up and coming group called Money Major, when we released a mixtape titled, " The Movement . In 2010 , my cousin and I released a mixtape together titled The Takeover. I have also release 2 solo mixtapes, one called Jackin 4 Beats 2k10 and another called Birth of a Legend , which all have received very positive feedback upon its release.
As passionate about music as Jacques is, when asked what would you do if music doesn’t work? His response was “I thought about it, but it’s my dream. If you have a better chance of prevailing, then do it.” When asked why, He replied “Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times, somebody else asked him how did he feel about failing 10,000 times and he said he just found 10,000 ways it didn’t work. If your dream is big enough, go for it because what may not have worked for them can possibly work for you”
There are rappers whose music careers never make it past the underground circuit of making mixtapes. The next step is getting signed to a record label to make albums for profit. So when asked if he feels ready to make that transition, he replied " As long as i have My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by my side, there isn't anything i cannot accomplish.
In late 2012 , JaQu3z join the powerhouse team know as 456 movement. With fellow members like Syn,Alexza Berry, Camira,Crtv Techniques and more, he is determined to make his dreams a reality .