JEREL: Old school in a new way
With a sound that can be described as a blend of the old and new school, Jerel Crockett wears many hats. He is a singer, musician, writer, producer, and big talent in R&B music. Jerel Crockett doesn’t, yet, share the same recognition as his Virginia predecessors. But, his skills and music have been more than speaking for themselves.
Who is Jerel?
A consumer of his mother’s MJ collection, Jerel joined the local boys’ choir as a teenager. This quickly prompted him to learn the piano by ear. After buying his own equipment and creating his own music, one of Jerel’s tracks came across an acquaintance of, Kenny Lattimore. That song, Real Love This Christmas, ended up making the billboard charts in 2016.
Jerel has also opened for R&B artists Tank and group Mint Condition. However, he is still working on headlining his own major stage. Jerel has certainly put himself in a category that no one else can fill – he sings and writes songs, can play, produce, and engineer. For now, Jerel remains unsigned, but that’s not stopping him from putting out more projects. He’s not one for complacency.
Currently, it looks like the singer has two official songs – We Go Up and No Pressure. But his YouTube channel shows the myriad of work he’s doing in other spaces. From proposals to weddings and live performances for this Christmas season, there is a lot to catch up on.
Song highlight – We Go Up
This song is a true representation of old school mixed with new school sound Jerel has embodied in his music. This silky-smooth track has the right touch of sexy without relying on the crude nature of most R&B music today. Take a listen for yourself with the video below:
Be sure to keep up with Jerel at the sites below: