Mega Banton / knak dem out productions / Bio

MEGA BANTON has maintained a deep affection for music as long as he can remember, born Garth Alexander Williams and grew up in city of Portmore located in St Catherine outside of the capital of Kingston. Mega Banton in his early youth would crooned the lyrics and sounds of his favorite artists such as Dennis Brown, Yellow man and Alton Ellis over his father's stereo system; he would also performed these songs at school concert, and at local neighborhood street party. Mega Banton would eventually start writing his own songs and developing his own lyrical style while attending the prestigious ST. ANDREW TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL. Mega Banton skills and reputation grew as a talented young deejay in the community. Mega Banton began performing at local stage shows which caught the attentions of veteran Deejay in the reggae industry such as RICKY GENERAL; who loved the young artist drive and ambition and decided to introduced him to the notorious reggae mogul/ producer Jack Scorpio.

While at recording sessions at the Black Scorpio labeled Mega earned a reputation for his intense delivery and provocative vocal flare. Mega swift hard-hitting lyrical delivery distinguished him from among the emerging deejays with songs that epitomized the dance hall era of the early 90s. He began to record tracks like 'GIVE IT A EASE" which is the first song he ever recorded. The song echoed the harsh reality of Jamaica lifestyle which most of the people and community lived in daily and the violence that surrounded them; his song gave hope to the massive with a positive message. In 1993 Mega Banton released his debut album, FIRST POSITION, on VP records with hit singles such as NAME A MENTION, GLAMOROUS, and SO WI STAY. The single "SOUND BOY KILLING" on the same album charted on the US BILLBOARD charts and propelled Mega Banton career to international status; which led to a record deal with SONY RECORDS and produced the album 1,000,000 MEGA WATTS in 1996.

Mega have toured extensively with the Shocking Vibes Crew such as Beenie Man, and Tanto Metro and Devonte. The popular street anthems MONEY INA MI POCKET and PON DI CORNER, revived Mega Banton status as one of Jamaica's most respected deejays in the business; these songs stayed on the Reggae charts in Jamaica and the United States for several months in 2003. Mega Banton popular underground singles such as RISE IT, GIMMI DEM and GARISON featuring Mr. Lex, have kept Mega Banton name buzzing in the streets, on the charts, in the clubs, and on top of his game in the reggae dance hall areana; The singles GIMMI DEM and GARRISON were released on Gargamel Records and produced by one of Mega Banton idol and musical inspiration Buju Banton. Mega has been limited his appearance on various Dancehall Rhythms in the last few years, as he chooses rhythms that fits his unique style, voice and swag;while he still manages to preserve his untouchable style and status which can be heard on his latest song and video "Stay Fly" on the Basik Instink Riddim by Taranchyla and dj Froggy. http://youtu.be/jD7eephQpuQ

Mega Banton has maintained a herbal and meditation vibes and following in Northern California and the Bay Area with songs such as 'I'm so High", "Fly Away" and "Get High" which he performed on the Annual Smoke Tree Tour. Mega Banton has record songs with reggae greats such as Barrington Levy, Micheal Rose, Leroy Smart, Lady Saw, Steel Pulse, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Mr. Lex, Cecile, Ricky General and Delly Ranks. Today Mega Banton still remain humble, focus and determine to take over the dancehall scene and radio waves. Mega Banton is currently in the studio in Jamaica working on new his album and a single to be drop in 2012. Mega Banton in recent years have been working and recording in the studios with top name producers and labels in the reggae industry in Jamaica such as dance hall producer NotNice, Jam 2, Steely and Cleevie, Baby G, King Jammy, John John, Equanox, Braeton Connection and Free Willy.

Mega Banton also 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. Fans can look out for songs, singles and the upcoming album release on Mega Banton official Facebook page; to listen and purchase Mega Banton songs go to ReverbNation/Mega Banton. Mega Banton current tracks will also be featured on an upcoming mix cd called "ENEMIES ON DEADLY GROUND", which will be out in the Spring of 2012. Mega Banton has proved his position as a undeniable force and legend in the dance hall scene which others follows as a guide; For booking information contact Postman Ali or at www.knakdemout.com

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