George Nooks’ Bio (@Tadsrecord)

From day one singer George Nooks has proven that when it comes on to his talent, he is multifaceted. It started in the early years of his career when he managed to score hits under two different names.

Most artistes find it difficult enough to make that connection under one moniker, but for George Nooks he pulled it off with his birth name and under his moniker Prince Mohammed – with songs such as Forty Legs, Bubbling and the very popular JC Lodge combination Someone Loves You Honey.

Fast forward to the 2000 and Nooks has once again shown that he cannot be boxed in where his talent is concerned. After chalking up one hit after another with his smooth voice delivering perennial favorites such as Left With A Broken Heart, Hero, Since I Fell For You, Riding For A Fall and the Chilites cover Homely Girl, Nooks turned his attention to gospel and the connection was instant!

Fast forward to 2021 and the impressive trail he has made since he stamped his mark with God Is Standing By to gospel classic covers including Ride Out Your Storm, I Must Tell Jesus, God Is Always There For Me and so many others which sees him being a top request for church as well as secular events.

How does he do it?

It’s all about love is what the artist will tell you as he says love for his mother and grandmother saw him honoring her last request that he sings the songs of Zion. His only regret is that she never lived to listen the first track he did for her, but in his heart he believes she knows.

Whether gospel or the feel good love songs for his many fans, George Nooks who got his first break in 1974 as a deejay on Discomix recording the covers of an artiste he held in high regard and admiration Dennis Brown’s Money In My Pocket and How Could I Leave.

Nooks has over the years since he first broke out on the scene continued recording albums such as Today and other singles.

As 2021 winds down Nooks has shown that there is no slowing down where his career is concerned. COVID-19 pandemic might have put a dent in live shows and slowed down the entertainment sector a bit, but when it comes on to getting a positive voice out there…there is no slowing down.

His latest album on the TAD’S imprint has shown that – Through It All – is an album for the times with tracks such as You Are God, He’ll Do It Again, Where Do I Go and God of the Mountain.

Commenting on the album, Nooks said it speaks to his life, the times and just to anyone who is looking for hope and encouragement.

David Conscious – Biography

David Conscious, whose birth name is David Oral Brown, is the last of seven children to parents Floris Small (mother) and Granville Benjamin Brown (father). This consciously aware and motivational artist was born on May 2nd, 1979 in the cool hills of York Castle, Claremont, St Ann, close to the birthplace of the legendary Robert Nesta Marley. It must be noted that the parish of  St Ann is also  the birthplace of other great musicians like; Burning Spear and Shabba Ranks. 

At the age of 10 months Conscious and his family moved to  the peaceful community of Eltham, Ocho Rios, St. Ann and during his formative years attended the Eltham Basic School and then   to Exchange All Age School. At the age of seven his family relocated to Content Garden, but he  continued at Exchange All Age until he matriculated to Ocho Rios High School, where he excelled in his studies and sporting activities. Conscious became very popular in Football, often finding himself playing for local teams and reaching some great achievements in playing on both the Cricket and Football teams. His greatest desire was however to be a writer and singer and at the  tender age of 10, David could be found with his classmates writing songs and beating the desks for fun. At 17 years old he graduated from high school and it was at this point he began to take his musical career more seriously.  David pursued a career in Iron welding at the renown institutions of Boswell Iron works and Martins Metal works but his professional career could not keep him from his sensational appetite for music.

David began singing with a local sound system called ‘Black Heart Sound’ owned by Lincoln Garden. It was with ‘Black Heart Sound’, as well as guidance from another upcoming Artist in his community Delly Marshall X that helped David developed his skills and nurture his passion for music. Loving the earth and fully embracing nature, David found inspiration for his music by taking walks through the hills or by relaxing by the riverside alone or with his friends. He enjoyed singing to the delight of his friends who helped to motivate him. 

In the 1990s, David recorded his first release at President Brown Studio on Main Street, Ocho Rios. He recorded dubplates and 45s for some notable sound systems like that of Log British, Chronic Sound, Tallas and the UK’s Love Light Studio. 

David achieved a milestone in becoming one of the first contestants to be featured in Jamaica’s renown Rising Star Competition in 2004 and later in the 2000s he began to do voicing  for  Double Lion Studio in Tower Isle, St. Mary, Junkyard Studio in White River, Ocho Rios  and Cut Stone Studio in St. Anns Bay.   David is known for work he has done with Wayne Clarke from Exchange Production, “Sorrows and Pain”,  his first release, which was played on Irie FM.   2006 David   worked  with Labels such as Daddy Juice from Jet Star in the UK and  Sinisa Vein from Croatia’s number one reggae radio station. He also did a collaboration with French Artist, Ezra Notillious. David Conscious also worked with Black Champagne Label out of Japan which had him climbing the charts in Japan with his track “Take me to that Place”. In 2009 David Conscious independently produced a track titled “These are the times’ featuring Jah Faith Cameron.

David Conscious has a unique, powerful and thought provoking sound, with lyrics that compares him to artists the likes of Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Capelton (King Shango The Fireman). David equates a lot of his inspiration in his music to artists like Sizzla, Garnet Silk, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and  enjoys listening to artists like Frankie Paul, Admiral Tibet, Shaka Demus and Pliers and R&B singers such as Anita Baker. David credits his father for instilling his love of reggae music as a child  listening to his father singing  vintage reggae songs around the house. He is a very versatile creator, dabbling in the creative styles of not only singing but also DJying, Singjaying, Dub Poetry and Chanting. 

In 2015 David Conscious built a recording studio and created his label “Conscious Heights Production” where he and  his team  Otis “De De” Harris co-, created and Sheldon “Carrot” Brian co-produced the infamous  ‘One Pants’ riddim, that featured notable artists such as Teflon, Anthony B, Dada and Perfect.  This riddim was featured on Irie FM with Talia Powers and Digital Chris.

David has plans to travel globally with his music, hoping to travel across Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean; bringing his intellectually inspiring lyrics across borders. Beside the music David has a love and passion for good healthy Ital (Vegan) food and fully enjoys cooking  in the hills of Jamaica, amongst nature. He also loves and enjoys the sounds and vibrations of the Kette drum which he plays. David is very philosophical and wants to leave to his audience this message; 

“To my earth family,
Let’s give thanks for the privilege of being here;
Experiencing this life,
It was ordained for us to be here in this dispensation
So there is no need to fight.
Let us stay as one,
Because if we unite as one,
No matter our race or class,
We can overcome any challenges and adversities,
So we should all raise our frequency to the highest vibration of the earth and
That is what will resonate with us.
Remember why we are here… to experience this reality.”

Label: Conscious Heights Production
Instagram: @kingdavidconscious
Facebook: David Conscious
Email: davidconsciousartist@gmail.com;
Manager: Marcia A.Tulloch aka Rose

D Mack’s Biography

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Entrepreneur, and Media Personality D’Mack tradition is rooted in the “Jackie Mittoo” influence and was mentored by the great musician for over 5 years in Toronto. The great Jackie Mittoo music extraordinaire whose contribution to Reggae music is immeasurable and notable.

Born Douglas McLeary, in Buff Bay, Portland, Jamaica, D’Mack grew up in a strict Baptist home, where he was under a firm regime of gospel music; however, his exposure to the jukebox, sound system, and radio expanded his ears and mind to different genres of music.

The transition to Canada was such a culture shock at an early age, but D’ Mack knew he had to discern his new environment to make his life blissed throughout the fridged years in Toronto.  His fascination grew stronger for music, which led him to take music lessons and learn to play the Trombone and guitar and found that he had a special kinship to the guitar at the Italian Canadian Music Center.

Growing in the business over the years, D’Mack released many singles. His first was “I’ll Always Love You,” produced by Winston Richards on the W.A.R record label, and he collaborated with Jackie Mittoo, Bull Wacky, and Sugar Minott recording “Baby Love” in New Jersey.

After withstanding, the Canadian elements for several years, he relocated to South Florida, where the sun was brighter. Since residing in Florida, D’Mack recorded with Danny Breakenridge of Upstairs Music. D’Mack was also “The Smooth One” radio Personality on 1170 WAVS radio in South Florida.

D’Mack pays momentous homage to the musical genius “Karl Pitterson,” whose arrangements are colored throughout his debut album “Odyssey,” which embodies a Reggae collection of Culture and Lovers Rock. D’Mack AKA Doug E Mack has shared the stage with the Greats, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Everton Blender, Screw Driver, to name a few.

Extending his musical abilities in the business, D’Mack decided to open his own studio in South Florida, “Rhythmax Records, “where he produced various Artists such as Glen Washington, Sasha, Terry Linen, and Jules. Additionally, the multi-faceted D’Mack is the Founder /CEO and Host of “REL” Reggae Entertainment Lifestyle TV program, a diverse syndicated show growing globally. 

D’Mack has just released a new Reggae single titled “Curfew Roadblock, “and it is anticipated that it’s going to be a summer hit, so stay tuned. 

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Damien Ceza’s Bio

Damien Ceza, who hails from Staten Island in New York, started his career in the music industry in 1990 with Tribal Force Sound.

During the 90s, Ceza was heavily influenced by world renowned deejays: Funkmaster Flex, Sting International, Bobby Konders and Dahved Levy. His own journey started out in a small venue on Staten Island called Consequences. There he incorporated the styles of the aforementioned selectors by blending Hip-Hop with Dancehall. As his popularity grew, he ventured over the bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn and begun frequenting nightclubs like Club Callaloo, Club Legends, Biltmore Ballroom and Caribbean City. While observing the more established sounds at these discotheques: King Addies, Earth Ruler, Spectrum and Massive B, Ceza started to really respect and appreciate Dancehall music, culture and lifestyle. Shortly thereafter, he begun getting dub-plates done for his sound at the popular Mad Lion’s recording studio, which is also located in Brooklyn.

By 1994, he was playing at legendary clubs like Limelight, Palladium, Club U.S.A. and China Club; all this while his own popularity was on the rise in Manhattan. These were clubs that were known for having House music in the main rooms; however, they also had secondary rooms that featured Hip-Hop and Dancehall. Damien Ceza took what he learned from the Dancehall culture in Brooklyn and brought it to Manhattan. This catapulted his career and brand; resulting in him playing up to five nights a week. On some nights he was even double booked, playing at a club from 10PM to 1AM; then again from 2AM to 5AM.

In 1998 he decided to step back as he became a father to two sons. He felt that spending time with his boys was much more important than being out at a club until 6AM five nights a week. That being said, he switched up his work routine and decided to do more private parties such as weddings, Sweet 16’s, corporate events, etc. By 2003, he had three sons and a daughter to provide for. Though he continued playing music, he was not doing it as much as he did before. Alas, he started focusing on a Wall Street career and spent less time playing music.

In 2020 Damien became interested in producing. His lifelong friend, D.J. Pumpamatic, was putting out tracks and took him under his wings. He learned a lot from him about producing, engineering and mastering music. He then started his own Roots Records label in 2021 with the intent of creating Dancehall music that is clean, fun and inspiring. His productions are heavily influenced by 90’s type Riddims, big kicks and bass lines that vibrate through the listener’s body when played at clubs. His goal is to make music that will put Dance back into Dancehall. His first production is a Dancehall compilation called Midnight Run Riddim. It features various artists and was released on July 12, 2021. His second production is a Dancehall single titled Get Yuh Energy Up, performed by Asta-G. It was released on July 13.

Rufftop Rock I’s Bio (@ReggaeVibesMus1)

Garfield Thomas, who is publicly known as Rufftop Rock I, is reggae recording artist who has a rich musical history which started when he was a child.

In his childhood days Thomas resided in a small community known as Two Rivers in Roses Hill, St. Andrew, Jamaica. Like a lot of Jamaican singers before him, he started singing in church. Though he recalls always belting out songs when he was a youth, there was one particular experience that he felt was significant in him deciding, definitively, that he wanted to sing professionally.

One Sunday after returning home from service, he was in a chocolate tree on a banking looking at the river; for some inexplicable reason he began chanting a popular gospel song: “I need another touch from the Lord, to guide me on the way to go home.” As the words left his mouth, tears ran from his eyes; and that was the moment that served as a catalyst for his career in music.

Unfortunately, due to political unrest in the aforementioned community, Thomas’ family, specifically his mother and six siblings, had to relocate to Allman Hill in the tiny district of Spring Field in St. Catherine, Jamaica. This is where Garfield started to experience music outside of the church.

The area had a popular sound-system called Prince Fame that would keep regular dancehall sessions. At these gatherings young Garfield got the opportunity to perform in front of an attentive audience. He also spent a lot of time honing his craft on a smaller sound called Brimestone. With Brimestone, in addition to performing, he was allowed to select music and compete against other artists to see who had better lyrics, flow and style. These clashes were instrumental in sharpening his music skills.

Garfield, who was now being called Daddy Mutt, soon became best friends with Fiyaneer, the son of one of the sound-system owners. They began making music together, like a duo, and were constantly in the streets pursuing new opportunities. One such opportunity came in the early 90s when they met the operator of Nitty Phonic Sound. The connection with him led to them linking up with Bescenta, another talented artist whose addition to the team transformed their duo to a trio called Kill Dead Crew. By the late 90s the group started to gain traction, so much so that they had to change the name to something that was more accepted. They decided to go with New Generation. Around the same time, they got the chance to do a few shows in the U.S. and once they saw that the group had the potential to be big, they opted to change the name yet again, this time to something with more significance: Kana Stone.

Garfield, who had now switched his name to Mutt Daddy, has shared the stage with artists like Nadine Sutherland, the Marley brothers and several other top-tier reggae and dancehall artists. He has done so as an individual act as well as with the ensemble Kana Stone.

Regretfully, the men dismantled the group in 04 / 05 when Bescenta decided to leave. However, they did remain friends and continued working on their respective careers. That being said, in 2006 Rufftop entered Jamaica’s Festival Song Competition. Sadly, he did not win, but was acknowledged and awarded for his stellar performance. His final name change was made shortly before the contest.

Prior to the competition Fiyaneer had suggested that he change his name from Mutt Daddy to Rufftop. He told him this because at the time Garfield was making it known that he was not very comfortable with the name Mutt Daddy and was seeking something that better represented him. Fiyaneer went with Rufftop because Garfield was always eating a biscuit with the same name. Rufftop agreed and immediately took on the new moniker. Rock I was added when the producer he worked with during the festival competition told him that Rock I would suit him better than Rufftop. Not wanting to lose the Rufftop, he decided to use both: hence Rufftop Rock I.

The following year, in 2007, before migrating to America, Rufftop Rock I worked at the Bob Marley Birthday Celebration at Ranny Williams Center in Kingston.

Rufftop Rock I now lives in the United States and is working with one of the most respected record labels in the reggae-dancehall industry, Reggae Vibes Music. They just released his new four-track EP, titled The World Needs Love. It goes without saying that both Rufftop Rock I and the team at Reggae Vibes Music are now in full promo mode as they hope to use this project to expand his fanbase.

Minister Taf’s Biography (@Minister_Taf @reggaegospel360)

Minister Taf, which is short for Tafari, is a Jamaican born and raised reggae-gospel recording artist who now resides in the United Kingdom.

A man of humble beginnings, Taf‘s childhood, though filled with love was also dominated by poverty. He recalls times when he would go to bed without food; the roof would leak when it rained, and at one point he only had one pair of shoes, a trouser and t-shirt to wear when going out. Having survived all that, Minister Taf now creates songs that can aptly be described as motivational, hopeful, and inspiring.

Though he is now committed to music, Taf‘s first passion was always football. He had what seems like a natural God-given talent for soccer, which became evident in his adolescent years. In fact, at the age of 16 he was selected to attend a trial for Jamaica U17; and even though that trial never took place, he went on to win many football medals and trophies over the years. After arriving in the UK in 2009, he tried out for Barnet FC while they were in league 2. Regretfully he did not make the team. Looking back now, it is clear that God had other plans for his life.

It can be argued that his attachment to football was always matched by his fondness for music. Before transitioning to reggae and dancehall, the music from his home country, Taf started out rapping. He was introduced to the hip-hop genre by his brother and subsequently became a huge fan of Tupac Shakur. To fulfil their musical desires Taf would meet with his friend (Delano) and write songs. They often recorded themselves freestyling; but it was just for fun.

His musical journey got serious in 2012 after hearing the voice of God regarding pursuing music. That said, he officially started to work on his career as an artist that same year. From that point on Taf has been busy paying his dues. He has worked tirelessly over the years and is at a point now where he is indeed being used by God to speak to the masses.

King Jazzy’s Biography (@kingjazzyBee @bridgewayartist)

A king with many crowns; artist, song writer, audio and visual producer, brand ambassador, creator, visionary and entrepreneur, King Jazzy weaves his unique cultural background into everything he creates.  The coalescence of Harlem, NY, Jamaica, West Indies, and Detroit, King Jazzy not only delivers the raw soul and irresistible sound of Jamaican and American music, but he has also lived it from his youth.

Born from 3 generations of performing musicians on his father’s side and raised by an artistic-gypsy mother; Jazzy made his way from East Harlem to the streets and sounds of Miami, to the hills of Jamaica where he experienced the “sound-system culture” of the island’s music-adoring population. Stepfather to the young artist, Dicky Dread of Black Love Sound raised Jazzy in the ways of roots culture, steeping him in the deep musical traditions of the island, and instilling in him a strong sense of positivity, perseverance, and artistry – keeping him afloat even through the rough waters of 3rd world living.

Jazzy got his first taste of being a working musician touring with reggae legend Sugar Minot in 2007. Besides collaborating with Paradime, Denaun Porter of D12, dancehall sensation, Ding Dong and DJ Ted Smooth, sharing the stage with the likes of Buju Banton, Sizzla, Luciano, Capleton, Junior Reed and Juice World, Jazzy’s artistic career includes, running recording studios in Michigan, Jamaica, and New York City; creating 2 cannabis dispensary brands in Michigan, and running his production company, Electric Sticky.

A true hustler, Jazzy has been a relentless innovator and performer of his original music. His sound is a spicy blend of depth and swagger that naturally permeates his craft. His music reveals an artist of the great American song-crafting tradition as well as a tough, electronic-edged hip-hop infused Caribbean vibes. Jazzy touches on Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, Electronic and Afro-pop.

Few artists can authentically hit such a spectrum of genres. King Jazzy draws outside the lines but what a colorful picture he presents! Just as explosive rocking’ over beats provided by a DJ as he is fronting a full live band, the King Jazzy stage show consistently leaves audiences energized from dancing all night…. as King Jazzy puts his mission – “Shake the world awake!”

King Jazzy brings us a fresh twist to trap songs with his latest record, Trap Betty Baby.  This song is on a new path with what some are calling trap love songs. Trap Betty Baby mixes romance with street life and Jazzy brings the two together like none other. The official video is shot in Jamaica featuring some of the most popular dancers the island has to offer and is filled with beautiful scenery and even more beautiful women. Laid back, smooth and sexy, this song is making waves on both hip hop and reggae platforms and is on its way to being the next strip club anthem.

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