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<p>At the age of 22, R&amp;B singer, Sammie, is already an industry veteran. &nbsp;By age 12, he was signed to Atlanta producer/songwriter Dallas Austin&rsquo;s Freeworld Entertainment label under the Capitol Records umbrella. &nbsp;His debut album produced two hits, &ldquo;I Like It&rdquo; and &ldquo;Crazy Things I Do.&rdquo;</p><p>Then Sammie did the unthinkable and stepped away from the scene to focus on having a &ldquo;normal life,&rdquo; just as he was reaching the heights of success. &nbsp;It was a risky but brave decision and in the long run it seems to have paid off since Sammie comes across as one of the more grounded and humble artists on the scene. &nbsp;After a successful comeback in 2006, he is now fully back with another wide open window of opportunity to shoot into the stratosphere of success. &nbsp;His smooth vocals helped catapult Soulja Boy&rsquo;s hit single, &ldquo;Kiss Me Thru the Phone,&rdquo; to #1 status in the country in 2009. &nbsp;As Sammie prepares for his forthcoming album release Coming of Age, he spoke with JimmyJazz.com about growing up in the hood, taking on the responsibility of being a man of the house, learning to take control of his own destiny, and more.</p><p>JimmyJazz.com: You come from a single parent household and with your success at age 12 you helped support the family. &nbsp;So how did it feel to be the man of the house at such a young age?</p>

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