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I’m a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and producer, music producer, emcee and recording artist from Canada by way of Jamaica and Aruba.
I’ve been on a pretty long hiatus from THE music BUSINESS, focusing on other areas of my life that needed attention. but recently, I’ve been back quietly working on various music projects here and there, doing my thing behind the scenes.
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Before I took a break, I was blessed to have written, recorded, travelled and performed globally with some amazing trailblazers and innovators:
*GRAMMY-WINNING REGGAE LEGEND, TOOTS HIBBERT OF TOOTS & THE MAYTALS (TATM)
*GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST LEANNE "LELEE" LYONS, FOUNDING MEMBER OF MULTI-PLATINUM GROUP SWV (ONE OF THE best selling girl GROUPS OF all time)
*GRAMMY-NOMINATED & MOBO AWARD-WINNING REGGAE ARTIST, WAYNE WONDER
*JUNO-WINNING INTERNATIONALLY-KNOWN HIP HOP ARTIST, KARDINAL OFFISHALL (ONCE WITH KONVICT MUSIC)
*MTV AWARD-WINNING INDIAN-FUSION BAND, JOSH
*JUNO-NOMINATED MC JAMES "HOMEGROWN" McQUAID (AKA MC J), MEMBER OF THE FIRST HIP HOP GROUP/DUO TO BE SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL IN CANADa
Within a few short years of jumping into the music industry, I got to be the opening act for DE LA SOUL and CHRIS BROWN AND I also got to perform on/at:
*Showtime At the Apollo--Harlem, NY (as solo artist)
*Late Night with Conan O'Brien--NY (with TATM as accompanying vocalist).
*International Center, Toronto, ON, Accompanying artist with JOSH
*NIKE BATTLEGROUNDS, TORONTO, ON (WITH KARDINAL OFFISHALL AND BLACK JAYS)
*House of Blues (Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and New Orleans) (with TATM)
*S.O.B.'s, NY (with TATM)
*Borgata Casino, Atlantic City (with TATM and The Roots)
*Reggae Summer Jam, Boston (with TATM, Luciano and Elephant Man)
*True Love Tour (U.S, Canada, U.K.) (with TATM)
*Marc Ecko's Getting Up Festival (featuring Ciara, Nas, Ludacris, Kanye West etc), Toronto, ON
I was a guest on Kardinal offishalL’s first studio album in 4 years, Fire & Glory (EMI) as co- writer and vocalist on the title track as well as the album's second hit single, “Heads Up”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_and_Glory
I wrote and released a song called, On My Own (which I originally wrote for Keshia Chante) that was produced by Kardinal. There was no promo or proper release, but HE DID WALK THE SONG INTO THE RADIO STATION FOR ME AND IT was well received on Toronto’s popular hip hop station, Flow 93.5.
I've also had My music featured in the award-winning Canadian tv show, Da kink in my hair (Season 2).
Before I decided to pursue music full-time, I THOUGHT I WANTED TO BE A PLASTIC SURGEON! SO, I attended Mcgill University in Montreal, QC where I graduated with a B.Sc. in physiology.
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