Jesse West

Jesse West

Real Name:
Jesse Samuel Williams III
Profile:
Born Jesse Williams III, he was one of the first rappers signed to Motown Records and in 1989, released the album "No Prisoners". He then went on to produce hit songs with many artists including GZA, Xzibit, Heavy D and KRS-One among others. One of Bad Boy Records' original "Hitmen", West recorded Biggie Smalls first demo as well as produced remixes for songs on Mary J. Blige's album, What's the 411?.
As rapper 3rd Eye, it has been argued that Jesse West was the first rapper to use the term "bling" [1] on Super Cat's 1993 hit "Dolly My Baby (Remix)" - a song that West produced, and also featured Puff Daddy and a young Biggie Smalls in his record debut.
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Jesse West Discography

Albums

ZL72695 Jesse West No Prisoners (Album) Motown ZL72695 UK 1989 Sell This Version
none Bumpy Knuckles / Jesse West Bumpy Knuckles / Jesse West - Music From The Man, Vol. 1(12xFile, Album) Krupt Records none US 2010

Singles & EPs

MOT-4683 Jesse West Renegade Motown MOT-4683 US 1989 Sell This Version
MOT-4656 Jesse West No Prisoners (Single) Motown MOT-4656 US 1989 Sell This Version
L33-18155 Jesse West I Saw You (Single) Motown L33-18155 US 1989 Sell This Version
FSS-001-0 J. West* & D. Keyes* J. West* & D. Keyes* - 24/7(12") Not On Label FSS-001-0 US 1997 Sell This Version
INT5P-6315 Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley, Nutta Butta, Markell* & Jesse West Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley, Nutta Butta, Markell* & Jesse West - Party Ain't A Party (Remix)(CD, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Lil' Man Records INT5P-6315 US 1998 Sell This Version
JW 519 Big Daddy Kane & Jesse West & Xzibit Big Daddy Kane & Jesse West & Xzibit - Survival Of The Fittest / Nights Like This(12", Promo) Unda-Ground Records JW 519 US 2000 Sell This Version
JW 518 Jesse West & LV & RZA Jesse West & LV & RZA - Ain't No Guarantee / True Love Everlastin'(12", Promo) Unda-Ground Records JW 518 US 2000 Sell This Version
HMC 0026 Jesse West Don't Stop(12") HMC Records HMC 0026 US Unknown Sell This Version

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andrewg818

andrewg818

June 28, 2010
Jesse West also did three tracks on the 2010 Krs-One / Greenie CD "It's All Good".. He did the beats for "T'cha Student Intro," "Real Terrorism," and "Play Before Work."

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