YONKERS N.Y. -- Happy Birthday To Yonkers’ Sean Divine Jacobs.
Jacobs, born in Yonkers, turns 37 on Saturday. The rapper, better known as Sheek Louch (also known as Donnie Def Jam and "Donnie G"), was born Nov. 9, 1976.
Jacobs is a member of The LOX and founder of D-Block Records, along with Styles P and Jadakiss,
At around the age of 12, he was inspired to rhyme by his friend Jason Phillips - Jadakiss. They later formed The LOX with Styles P. Mary J. Blige "discovered" the trio, and they would soon be signed to Sean Combs's Bad Boy Records. Their first album, Money, Power & Respect, was released on Jan. 13, 1998.
Sheek and his fellow LOX members later parted ways with Bad Boy Records and joined the Ruff Ryders group, which included DMX. Their second album, We Are the Streets, was released on Jan. 25, 2000. Meanwhile, Sheek, an aspiring entrepreneur, began working on the D-Block brand, building a studio, and looking for new talent to join their roster. He also opened a D-Block car wash and D-Block "fitteds" around the same time.
Sheek released his solo debut Walk Witt Me on Universal Records through D-Block Records. Early promotional material, such as within the liner notes of Styles P's album A Gangster and a Gentleman, indicate that the album's original title was Walk With Me.
He has worked somewhat prolifically with Ghostface Killah. They are currently working together along with other members of Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block on the Wu-Block LP, after drawing inspiration from one another while touring and recording.
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