We come across new artists each and every day, but sometimes we’re undecided whether a particular act is worth making a fuss over. So with You Be The Judge, we’re leaving it up to our readers whether we should keep tabs on a rising artist, or leave their tunes behind — or at least let them stew a bit longer before we give them another chance.
We first came upon Jacob Latimore back in 2010, when the then-13-year-old singer dropped his catchy, poppy single “Like ‘Em All”, the video complete with a colorful, age-appropriate comic strip theme. One year and a major image overhaul later, “Like ‘Em All” was re-released as a slow jam R&B tune, with a much more adult video (despite the fact it took place in a roller rink instead of a club). Jacob might not be “hot, ready, legal” quite yet — he turns 16 in August — but his flirtatious, playboy persona gets kicked up a notch further in his new video for “You Come First”. (Double entendre very much intended, we’re sure.)
Now that Jacob has gotten a bit older and is obviously shadowing the careers of other singing/dancing R&B acts like Usher and Chris Brown, does he have the goods to become a hit? Or is he still a few years off from owning the sex symbol status his label obviously wants him to have? Watch his new video above, then vote in our poll below to let us know if you want us to keep Jacob on our radar.Tell us – is Jacob Latimore worth keeping an eye on?