Distinction. Honor. Respect. – the sheer mention of the word evokes the notion of someone that stands way above and beyond the average. And just like the word he has adopted as his moniker, Prestige’s powerful social consciousness, witty nature, and adept song writing ability has cast him in the prestigious position of leading the latest pack of Roots Reggae artists. With a slew of singles including “My Pride,” “Wi Nuh Trust Dem,” “I am Bless,”“Hot Stuff,” a collaboration with Anthony B and Little Devon, and his latest herbal anthem “Smoke Free,” Prestige has flattened thousands at some of Jamaica’s biggest Reggae events including Magnum GT Taylor’s Christmas Extravaganza, Portmore Fest, and the notoriously critical crowd at the annual Sting stage show with stage performances as compelling and uplifting as the morally poignant lyrics behind his music.
With his eye toward the vast foreign Reggae market, his overseas performances have had the same impact on audiences in throughout the Caribbean Region, in addition to the United States, and Europe.
Born and Raised in the cozy community of Clarks Town in Trelawny, Lauriston Bruce developed a love of music very early with influences from Jamaican icons Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, Joseph Hill, Bob Marley, and Country-Western great Kenny Rogers. After gaining a local following through talent showcases and community performances as a high school student, Bruce soon moved to Portmore, one of the hotbeds of Jamaica’s music industry, to hone his singing, deejaying (rapping), and song writing abilities. He recorded with
the legendary Black Scorpio Records, and shared the mic and the stage with his idols Beres Hammond, and the late ‘crown prince of Reggae’ Dennis Brown, as well as Roots greats Luciano, and Anthony B.
Prestige is currently in the process of completing his debut album.