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THE REAL MEGA BANTON / Bio

Mega Banton has maintained a deep affection for music as long as he can remember. Garth Alexander Williams, who was later dubbed Mega Banton , grew up outside of Kingston, Jamaica in the third city of Portmore. Since his early days as a youth, he crooned the lyrics of Dennis Brown, Yellow man and Alton Ellis over his father's sound system at neighborhood sessions. MEGA was soon writing his own tunes and developing his own lyrical style while in the second form at St. Andrew Technical High School

Mega's reputation as a talented young dj grew as a teenager. He began performing at local stage shows and was introduced by Ricky General to Notorious Reggae Mogul/ producer Jack Scorpio. It was while recording with Black Scorpio Lable that Mega earned his name from an elder musician, Black Mice, for his intense delivery and provocative vocal flair. He began to record tracks like GIVE IT A EASE which is the first song the magician as he is called by his friends as ever recorded. the song echoed the harsh reality of the life that surrounded him with a positive message. Mega's swift hard-hitting lyrical delivery distinguished him among the emerging DJs with songs that epitomized the dancehall era of the early 90s.

In 1993 Mega Banton released his debut album, FIRST POSITION, on VP records with hit singles such as NAME A MENTION, GLAMOROUS,COBINATION MIX , AND A SO WI STAY. The single, SOUND BOY KILLING of the same album charted on the US Billboard charts and propelled Mega's career to the next level. Mega Banton landed a deal with Sony Records in 1996 and recorded 1,000,000 MEGA WATTS.

Mega has spent the past couple of years recording with various producers and lables in Jamaica including Jam 2, Steely and Cleevie , Baby G, King Jammy, John John, Equanox, Braeton Connection and Free Willy. Mega has toured with members of the Shocking Vibes Crew including Beenie Man and Tanto Metro and Devonte. The popular street anthems; MONEY INA MI POCKET and PON DI CORNER, revived Mega's status as one of Jamaica's most respected dj and stayed on the Reggae charts in Jamaica and the United States for several months in 2003. Popular singles such as RISE IT, GIMMI DEM, and GARISON featuring Mr. Lex, have kept Mega Banton on top of his game. Both GIMMI DEM and GARRISON were released on Gargamel Records and produced by one of Mega's musical inspirations, Buju Banton. Although, Mega has been limited his appearance on Dancehall Rhythms in the last few years, He still manages to preserve his untouchable style and status.

Mega Banton also more recently known as Megah Di Megaladon, or Megah is currently under the management of TWINKLEEK MUSIC GROUP / KNAK DEM OUT PRODUCTION who is based in Oakland California and is in the final stages of completion of his new album, THUG POETRY to be released in the summer of 2012. The new album features a combination of Mega's usual hardcore dancehall edge with an added touch of hip- hop with a variety of tunes and topics such as DUPPY SHOW, MONEY VENTURE, EYES ON ME & CRIMINAL . Songs of the upcoming release as well as Mega's current tracks will also be featured on his upcoming mix CD ENEMIES ON DEADLY GROUND. Which will be out in the early part of 2012. Mega has proved his position as a undeniable force in the dance hall scene and continues to leave his mark.
Mega Banton’s Bio

General Info

Band Members
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Artist Name
THE REAL MEGA BANTON
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/therealmegabanton
Genres
Reggae / Dancehall

Contact Info

Location
kingston, JM
Manager
knakdemout