The Musical Genius:
As a kid, Jacobs was a talented drummer who transitioned to the turntables and hip-hop back when it was just being played in house parties and basements like they were covert ops meetings. Due to his parents' divorce and a shitload of moving from city to city, Jacobs eventually returned to his home state of Florida and gave high school the finger. I prefer to think that he did it in full Humpty gear, using that voice. Now, normally I wouldn't even bother giving you this kind of background, but it's important because it led to him backpacking across the U.S. and teaching himself piano by dorking around in music stores and college practice rooms.
The other reason it's important is because his love of music eventually drove him back home to obtain his diploma, specifically so he could attend community college and study music theory. His genius isn't wrapped up solely in his talent for instruments, but it's a pretty goddamn good start: