EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jasmine V. Shows Us She’s Serious About Making Hits

Erika Brooks Adickman | July 13, 2010 10:45 am

Too young to be serious? Jasmine V. is just 16, so its easy to believe her when sings that she’s “not ready for love” in her instantly memorable demo “Serious”. But she’s definitely ready for her career as a pop artist. Though she’s often recognized from her cameo in Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video (or even Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”), she’s actually been hard at work on her own music, and she’s finally ready to share. We had to the chance to check out Jasmine as she honed her songs in the studio, and we think she’s MORE than ready to deliver a terrifically soulful pop/R&B album. See for yourself below as when look in on a day in the life of a rising star.

A California native, Jasmine has been touring since the age of 11, and now she’s kicking it into high gear — when she’s not learning to drive (courtesy of Los Angeles radio DJ and talent whiz Felli Fel), she’s fine-tuning music for her forthcoming debut album.

Jasmine took us on a tour of WavaFlow Recording Studios (formerly the home of Hollywood legend Carmen Miranda), where she’s been working with producer J. Bynum (Kat DeLuna, Marqus Houston, Mario, Lil’ Wayne) on a number of tracks, including her the super-catchy single “These Boys”. The sassy R & B  songstress shows us how she spends her time when she’s not laying down vocals, her biggest challenge as a young artist, and let’s us in on a secret vocal warm up ritual you’ll never guess.

She’s a big fan of uploading covers to her YouTube channel – get an earful of her pipes on Alicia Keys’ “Empire State Of Mind Pt. 2”. Serious? Oh yes she is.