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“Born in Kingston, first stop Harlem, raised out in Jerz now I’m back for stardom!”
If you were to ask Bl’eve, this best summarizes his exciting journey in the music world.
Being from Jamaica integrates all the rhythms, passion, and culture for music that his
homeland inhabits.The shift to New York and heartbeat that lies within the city, groomed
young Bl’eve to grow a pulse and asurrealistic grasp of reality. It was only natural that his
summers spent in Jamaica, and the everyday life in the city, would create such a rich balance
in culture and expression through music.
The formative years of schooling in New Jersey, created an interest for music that would
shape the foundation for the musician he is today. He joined the school band, picked up the
snare drum, and began to develop his talent as a percussionist. This would be an integral part
of his life all throughout high school. He learned how to read and compose sheet music all the
while exploring all aspects of percussion instruments.
Focused and determined to perfect an understanding for sound, he enrolled in the
media arts after high school. This is where he would be exposed to the digital world of
production and how instruments in real time, could coexist. The advantage of coming from a
percussionist background and applying those dynamics to a digital platform is what gives him
“Anyone can apply software-but to have a good understanding of instruments and how they are
intended to perform is what makes you a musician.”