Jesse Medeles Overcomes Tough Obstacles In Life With ‘Amor’
The road to stardom was not easy for Jesse Medeles, a Mexican-American aspiring star who had to face a tough childhood before becoming the international hip-hop artist he is today.
Medeles, born in Texas to Mexican parents, has a very inspirational story that begins at the age of five, when he would work the fields with his family. In the midst of his tough beginnings, Medeles dealt with many hardships, such as living in the streets. With the help of his abuelita, Medeles was able to graduate from the University and has since pursued his dream as a singer, actor and personal trainer.
Today, he presents his most recent single titled “Amor,” fused with urban, pop, tejano, cumbia and ethnic sounds. Here’s everything Medeles told us in our exclusive Q&A.
PulsoPOP: In a nutshell, who is Jesse Medeles?
Jesse Medeles: Extremely humble, who has been through a lot of things in life, but has turned the negative to the positive. Music changed my life. I’m just a regular person who wants everyone to be inspired by my music. I don’t care about the fame, I care more about being able to do my passion.
PP: I read about your inspirational story as a child. Was it during these tough times that you knew you wanted to pursue a career in show business?
JM: I can’t remember when I discovered my love for music, but I remember I used to dance cumbia when I worked in the bodegas. Ever since I was a kid, I loved dancing and I would entertain all the workers in the field. Ever since I could remember, it’s been my passion. It’s what fills me and keeps me alive. When I’m not doing music, I feel depressed.
PP: Talk to me about “Amor.” What inspired you to produce this single?
JM: “Amor” is about finding your “prince charming” or “princess.” It’s showing you my heart, because I’m a romantic person. I want the world to see that soft side of me, that I still believe in love and in fantasy. In this world, that’s what we need the most: love.
PP: How are people receiving your new single?
JM: I’m so happy, everyone is loving it! People can’t believe that I fused all these sounds together and they say it’s a beautiful melody. At the same time, I want people to fall in love. I’m speechless, especially being a Latino from the streets, receiving this much love from my fans and the media is something new and different. I appreciate all of that, because without you guys, I’m nothing and I can’t project my music to people’s ears.
PP: Is it challenging to be a Mexican artist in the urban industry?
JM: No, because what I’m creating is something completely different. Something that’s never been done before. My producer J2, he did the Shakira World Cup song “La La La” in 2014, he’s Indian, so we wanted to combine his roots and my roots. Everything you see is coming out of my hard work. I don’t focus on what’s out there. I’m creating this fusion of sounds and everyone is loving it. That’s what I wanted to do, I wanted to create something different for the world and I want people to know my name.
PP: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, what makes you proud of being Mexican-American?
JM: Everything! We’re humble, we’re hard workers, we’re honest, we cook the most amazing food. Just everything about our culture, it’s just so beautiful. Being Latino is special.