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Born in Georgetown, Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jahdan Blakkamoore has long made a name for himself as a gifted and inspiring Reggae/Dancehall/Hip Hop/Dubstep artist - both nationally and internationally. His music has been described as “Urban World Music with a message.” Jahdan’s sense of melody, superb song writing skills and ability to effortlessly cross over genres has solidified his status as a relevant artist in the music industry.
Jahdan and Grammy Award-winner Angela Hunte are contributing writers on Snoop Lion’s album, ‘Reincarnated.’ The Album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. He’s featured on “Boulevard”, “Harder Times”, and lends his vocals to “Lighters Up” with Mavado and Popcaan. Released in early 2013, the album features some of the best artists in the industry and continues to gain worldwide attention. Blakkamoore currently has songs featured on mix tapes and albums across various genres. “All Comes Back to One (Bobo’s Remix)” is featured on Snoop Lion’s mixed tape ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’ mixed by Federation Sounds, Max Glazer. “Life is Greater” can be heard on the ‘Rough Road Riddim’ from Green Lion Crew and “Best in Life” stands out on the ‘Song Bird Riddim’ from I Grade Records. “Write My Wrongs,” a feature with Freeway & The Jacka is the title track to the latest mix tape from Project Groundation mixed by DJ Child. Jahdan is also featured on Smif N Wessun’s new EP ‘Born and Raised.’ True Hip Hop Reggae supporters have been awaiting new music from Jahdan and the Boot Camp Family since their classic collaboration “Sound Boy Buriell.” Blakkamoore still remains focused on completing songs for his own forthcoming solo album. A follow up to his previous solo project ‘Babylon Nightmare’ on the Lustre Kings label. The new album is scheduled for release in 2014 and a North American tour is currently being scheduled.
Not just a solo artist, Jahdan is also a long time member of the group Noble Society. Acclaimed as ‘kings of urban reggae,’ the group is a collective of international musicians combining various styles of music. Their last studio album, ‘PPM – Powerful Painful Music’, is a mix of Hip-Hop and Dancehall with Dub-step beats and Flamenco melodies. The album was followed by a successful European tour with Biga Ranx. A fan favorite on the album, “Living the Life” was remixed by dub and base veterans Sub Atomic Sound System and a dub-step version of the full album was also remixed by UK based Rolaz Audio Productions. Jahdan and Noble producer Fuego Campo recently teamed up to release their new single “Don’t Violate” on ABB Records.
His cross genre collaborations with stalwarts like DJ Premier, Afu Ra, Boot Camp Clik and Dead Prez have been second to none, and in the Reggae and Roots scene Jahdan has worked with top artists such as Lutan Fyah, Kabaka Pyramid, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to name a few. ‘Cash Flow’, his release with Diplo and Switch on their groundbreaking ‘Major Lazer’ project, was hailed as one of the standout tracks of the album. He also wrote the song "Struggla" featured on Matisyahu’s album ‘Light’.
Jahdan is renowned for his powerful vocals and commanding stage shows, which he has delivered around the world, from Argentina to Poland, Switzerland, and Germany with many more places to come.
“Jahdan Blakkamoore consistently voices thoughtful, positive music that crosses borders and sheds light on the versatility of roots and culture music.”