As a singer, songwriter, and producer, CODĒ! has developed a signature fusion of master-class Soul and modern R&B music. Born Cody Jefferson in southern Arkansas, CODĒ! made his musical debut in the church, singing along with his mother and grandmother. At age 8, he began writing and recording his own music and eventually released his first collection of Gospel recordings. At the age of 10, he began winning numerous talent show competitions and started appearing in a host of concerts. At the age of 18, after a talent show win, he gained the opportunity to be the opening act for Country music stars Easton Corbin and Logan Mize.
Inspired by legends such as Al Green, Bee Gees, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder, CODĒ! honed his skills to perfect a unique, yet soulful tone. After "twenty-plus years of rehearsal," he jokingly utters, CODĒ! officially launched his record label, UNDERESTIM8TED PRODUCTIONS. Alongside Arkansas-based producer Dondrae Vinson a.k.a “FEROCIOUS” of FEROCIOUS PRODUCTIONS, CODĒ! released his debut R&B album, MORE THAN I KNEW, in 2021. He found success with his 2021 debut release, which earned him the title of 2021 Male R&B Vocalist of the Year at the Arklatex Honor Awards. After this win, he began working on his sophomore R&B album “The Sides of Love”; to be released in 2023.