UZMAN’s Updated Biography (@UZMAN1)

Paul Day, who is publicly known as UZMAN, is a Jamaican-Canadian rap artist based in Toronto, Ontario. He started making music and performing as a child in the early eighties. By the beginning of the 90s he had studied and mastered recording, editing and mixing, and had also gotten a firm grasp on the songwriting process, as well as an understanding of how music distribution works.

UZMAN’s first musical inspiration was the visuals for Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message.” Both the record and its video captured a time when inner-city youths were becoming more outspoken about things happening in their communities. Although that entire era had an impact on him, it is that record in particular that really made him commit wholeheartedly to a career as rapper. Additionally, his Jamaican roots has always influenced his creativity, so much so that most of his songs are fused with either reggae or dancehall styles.

His love for Jamaica’s music, lifestyle and culture has even led to him collaborating with notable Jamaican sing-jay Jah Mason. In 2013 both men recorded and released the hit single “Night Life.” The song received heavy radio rotation on some of the biggest stations in the Caribbean, North America and parts of Europe; and eventually entered the top ten position on several charts. It even went number one on the NYC reggae chart (Funk Master Flex’s Franchise Record Pool). In addition to collaborating with Jah MasonUZMAN has also worked with international recording artist Junior Reid, as well as some up-and-coming Jamaican talents.

The story behind the Junior Reid collaboration is as follows. Producer Jahronomo INC, who is well known and respected in the Canadian entertainment industry, did a radio version of UZMAN’s other breakout single, “Wine and Grind.” The song quickly got the attention of world renown remix King DJ Power, who worked on a new mix of the single with legendary reggae artist Junior Reid. The remix helped to propel UZMAN’s career, which eventually led to a monumental performance at the Island’s national music festival in West Kingston, The Jamaica Jamboree. Similar to “Night Life,” “Wine and Grind” was also featured on several charts and was given significant radio rotation.

A few years ago, UZMAN took a brief hiatus from recording and releasing his music, so that he could focus on managing and guiding some emerging dancehall acts. 

He turned his attention back to his career in 2021 by sharing a new single titled “Stress Less.” The record addresses the rise in stress related illnesses and deaths stemming from the covid-19 protocols. “Stress Less,” which was created to put listeners in a more positive mood, is delivered in a manner that makes it very easy to digest, even for those that aren’t necessarily into hip-hop.

In a recent article by The Globe & Mail, it was reported that suicides went up sharply during the pandemic. Additionally, there have been countless stories from various news outlets highlighting the rapid rise in depression across North America because of the corona virus. Being an experienced MC, UZMAN was very careful to broach this extremely serious topic in a light-hearted, fun, but powerful way. 

UZMAN and his team are now concentrating on promoting the new single, as they simultaneously prepare to head back on the road when live events resumes.


Introducing Ghanaian Reggae Artist Tradition Man Wolo

Tradition Man Wolo is an avid student of reggae music and its legendary stars Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Jimmy Cliff and others. He also appreciates and admires the contributions made by lovers-rock giants like Gregory Isaacs and Beres Hammond. It is his admiration for the aforementioned artists that have led to his own career as a reggae singer and songwriter.

Tradition Man started writing songs and playing gigs while at Achimota High School in Accra, Ghana. After experimenting with music as a solo act, he eventually teamed up with friends to form the now defunct reggae band Club Tradition. At the time, the men were attending the University of Ghana – also in Accra – and became very active, performing on local college campuses.

Unfortunately, his pursuit for a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology took priority, which resulted in him taking a hiatus from music. 

Approximately ten years ago, he relocated to the United States to further his education. This move saw him attending both the University of Toledo and Arizona State University, where he earned a MA and MBA respectively. Following those achievements, his work as a market researcher in the software industry later took him to Seattle, Washington, which is where he is currently based.

The Ghanaian reggae lover is now ready to re-enter the music industry, and will do so with a brand new single called “This Feeling” on May 12th, 2021.

The Notorious DJ Kool G’s Bio

Garfield Lewin, better known as The Notorious DJ Kool G, is a mix show deejay, music producer and songwriter, who is also co-owner of the recently formed Innovation Muzik record label.

His musical career began in Miami, Florida, which is where he started out as both a MC and selector. The Notorious DJ Kool G is an original founding member of what is arguably one of Florida’s biggest reggae-dancehall sound system, The Waggy Tee Sound. While working with Waggy Tee he generated a huge following that has remained with him to this day. In his early days, he played in a couple of legendary concerts; one worth mentioning is the “Buju Banton Waggy Tee Kool G Bahamas Concert,” which took place in the early 90’s and was the largest reggae-dancehall show on the island, pulling in an estimated fifteen thousand people to the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center.

Another remarkable feat was the legendary 90ʼs sound clash between Bodyguard Sound and Waggy Tee Sound, at which Kool G was representing Waggy Tee. This event drew over 5000 people to the Mahi Temple in Miami, Florida. Waggy Tee Sound ended up winning that competition and was awarded the crown as “King Waggy Tee.” DJ Kool G was also instrumental in attracting an annual crowd of well over four thousand people to the Ruins Restaurant in Ocho Rios for Jamaica’s yearly independence celebrations.

Kool G took over the Miami club scene and became known as the go to DJ to pack nightclubs and keep people dancing. In 1998 he began working at one of Miami’s foremost urban radio Station, 99JAMZ, where he remained for approximately fourteen years. Kool G, through his skills as a DJ, has supported the careers of various Platinum entertainers, while simultaneously creating close relationships with most of the major record labels. He is especially recognized for breaking some of the top hit records from artists like: T Pain, Pitbull, Eminem, Trick Daddy, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Flo-rida, DJ Khaled and others. He has been formerly recognized and has received many Platinum and Gold Plaques for breaking records on major radio. DJ Kool G has been acknowledged and credited as one of Miamiʼs top DJ in both the Source Magazine and Hip-Hop Weekly.

Today, The Notorious DJ Kool G is committed to his works at Innovation Muzik label, which is focused on reggae and dancehall music. He also works with team Innovation International Sound each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night on Caribbean FM Radio in Miami.

Moses I’s Biography

Anthony Singh, known more popularly by his stage name Moses I, is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and performer. The Kingstonian is known widely as a reggae recording artist who sometimes dabbles in rhythm and blues.

Though he grew up without parents, Moses I was embraced by the Rastafarian community at an early age. This is the foundation for his current way of life, which is evident by his locks and turban. Moses I is a proud Rastafarian.

Having worked as a ball-boy on the soccer field at the University of the West Indies with Bob Marley and other members from the music industry was what inspired him to pursue a career as an artist. His musical history can be traced back to the early 80’s when he worked with some of the biggest producers of that time: Augustus Pablo, Sangie Davis and Gilly Ikas. He was one of the original founders of the David House Crew, which is a Rastafari musical foundation in the district of Papine.

Like many other emerging talents, Moses I had to pay his dues when he was starting out. This meant that although he recorded new music whenever the opportunity presented itself, some of the songs were never released. That being said, he was never deterred. He kept on pushing. He eventually scored a collaboration with Capleton on a song titled “Crazy Look.” The record became a hit earning him tours in Europe and the U.S.A. Around the same time, he released his first full-length studio album, dubbed “More Than A Dream.” It was produced by V-! Productions for the Europe based record label Next Music.

As his name continued to grow in and around music circles, he ended up voicing for “Morgan Heritage and Friends” volumes one and two. He also did several songs for Canadian singer and producer Iley Dread, who is the CEO and owner of King of Kings record label. He even worked with Stephen Marley, voicing for his Ghetto Youth International label.

Over the years Moses I have spent a significant amount of time building up and working on his own record label, Liveon Music. The imprint encompasses Moses I and many other artists, including his sons Jah Lando and Squanny.

DJ Matches’ Biography

Matthew Hall, aka Selector Matches, is a DJ and record collector who started his musical career at seven years old following in his father’s footsteps. He is the co-owner of Innovation Muzik, a new record label formed with DJ Kool G. The objective of the company is to make great music, while simultaneously reinforcing the impact of reggae and dancehall around the world.

Selector Matches is a versatile deejay who understands his craft. He has performed in numerous States across America, as well as on international stages alongside many renowned reggae, dancehall & soca artists. His great artistry and technique has earned him the right to spin at large events. The most notable ones are the Jamaican American Association, Chicago Concerned Jamaican Association and Jamaican Nurses Association Banquets. He has also performed at major festivals in the Chicagoland area, namely: The Chicago African Festival, The Festival of life and Chicago Carafete Carnival.

With an ability to select the right records at the right time, combined with the skills to mix exceptionally well, Selector Matches has always captivated his audiences. His love for music and contagious energy when performing has made him a famous mid-west DJ and sound system proprietor. Additionally, Matches has a strong work ethic and a can-do approach to everything that has served him well. His willingness to go with the flow has allowed him to set the stage for greatness while entertaining huge crowds wherever he plays.

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Dheapblu’s Biography

Frederick Brennan Brown is known publicly as recording artist, producer and songwriter DHEAPBLU. When he first started singing, many years ago, he went by the name Freddy Brown but made the decision to change his name after learning that several other persons within the entertainment industry were also going by that moniker. He settled on the brand DHEAPBLU following a recording session at Penthouse Studio, when upon exiting the booth, a producer refer to his performance and delivery as deep and filled with blues. After much contemplation he felt that DHEAPBLU more accurately describes who he is as a person as well as his life’s journey.

Though DHEAPBLU is Jamaican he refuses to be placed in either a reggae or dancehall box. As a versatile songwriter he continues to remain open to all genres of music. His belief is that music is a language of the heart and soul, and as such, it cannot and should not be locked into any one category.

DHEAPBLU was born in Richmond, St. Mary and he grew up in Jones Town with his parents, sisters and brothers. As far as academic achievements go, he attended Alpha Primary, Holy Trinity and Kingston College. And though he had been singing since he was a youth, it was football and track and field that captured his attention in school. Most of his early singing was done in the church. He actually wrote his first song at the age of nine, and yes, it was a gospel tune. DHEAPBLU has had a strong passion for music all his life. One of his fondest memories was being approximately two or three years old and requesting a song on the radio. He was absolutely over joyed when the track was played immediately, leaving an impression on him about the power of music. That moment has inspired much of his childhood musical desires, and it has never left him to this day.

Today DHEAPBLU is known and respected for his musical aptitude. That being said, like most people in this business, he has had to overcome many challenges. As a young man at Studio One he paid his dues, first by always running errands for the more established artists as well as Coxsone Dodd; and secondly by continuously being pushed to the back of the line when it comes time to actually record his songs. But despite the aforementioned, he has been steadfast and as a result he now has a respectable music career.

DHEAPBLU is now working with Upstairs Music, one of Florida’s most reputable reggae record label. They have just released his brand new six-track EP titled “Love Light.” The team’s focus now is on aggressively promoting this project via both traditional and digital media as they look ahead to the end of the pandemic when DHEAPBLU will be able to head out on the road again.

Peetah Sancho’s Short Biography

Peter Ingram, more popularly known as Peetah Sancho, is a roots-reggae singer who hails from the Lyndhurst Road area in Kingston, Jamaica. In the late 1970s he moved to Paterson, New Jersey, where he re-established himself, honed his songwriting skills and created his own record label, Tri Yard Music.

He began recording in the 1980’s, cutting a version of Jimmy Cliff’s “Sitting in Limbo” for producer Clifton Lawrence. Most of his time in the music business however, has been as producer. Over the years he has produced songs by acts such as Mr. Lexx, Redd Foxx and several other established and emerging artists all for his Tri Yard music imprint.

Unfortunately, Sancho decided to take a break from music in 2016. The hiatus from the music industry only lasted for four years, as he made a return to the scene with several major releases in 2020. Since the start of the year he has published four stunning tracks: : “Roses,” “When The Trumpet Blows,” “I&I” and “Agent Of The Heart.”

Sancho and his team are now actively promoting the aforementioned songs, while simultaneously preparing for potential shows and tours following the containment of covid19.