Jaheim Hoagland is an American R&B singer and former rapper, better known by his stage name of Jaheim. He was signed by Naughty by Nature's Kaygee to Divine Mill Records in 2000,
and released his debut album Ghetto Love in 2001.
May 26, 1978 ( age
6' 3" (1.91 m)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
R&B, Hip hop
Did You Know:
• His father died in 1981 when he was 3 years old
• Grew up in Jersey's 176 Memorial Parkway Homes public housing project
• Participated in the famous Apollo Theater's talent show
-Yeah, I won on The Apollo three times, and the third time I won I met Kaygee [former member of Naughty by Nature,] and he said I didn't have to go back no more. So I never went back.
-I went out and I recorded a song in the studio, some Isley Brothers songs, recorded all their hit sides. I recorded a Luther Vandross cut messing with this group called YBG, and we went out, we recorded it. From there I just started shopping that, started getting a lot of breaks: Showtime at the Apollo, a lot of talent shows, opening up for a lot of groups out there, you know, and here I am now.
-Ghetto is a beautiful thing. If you look at "Fabulous" the video, that's everything that's in the ghetto. A lot of those people didn't have homes, or didn't have none of the beautiful things that a lot of the people on tv have or that you see in those videos. But some people are content within and are willing to live within their means. I grew up on welfare and stuff like that, so I mean.. cause somebody might eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.. and then you talking, got a little milk in your hand or whatever.. then to say "that's ghetto." (laughs) But there is certain things that you love about that stuff.
-This album right here Still Ghetto.. I was reading something in a magazine and they was saying that they don't like the word ghetto because when you first look at ghetto it's like something that you walk on.. I want to clean this up. What was they saying about this ghetto thing.. it wasn't good.