Who is Jahbar I
Updated: Aug 3
Jahbar I has reggae in his blood, the son of George Miller from the famous Firehouse Crew he grew up hearing Jamaica Popular Music from birth. It was no surprise that this talented soul smoothly transitioned into an artist. A multi-instrumentalist Jahbar I learned quickly from his father how the music business operates.
Jahbar I has been steadily building his career recording and performing as a roots reggae singer/songwriter. He's on track to make his mark in the industry and have been making small ripples in Jamaica and internationally. Riddimstyle sat down with him to learn more.
1. How has Covid 19 affected your 2020 plans?
Well, it has postponed a few shows overseas, but other than that, I still make music every day, see my family and continue to evolve as a person
2. What have you been doing during quarantine?
I've been making music, reading a lot of materials about psychology and human personality, thinking of how the future generations will look back at this time; it really intrigues me; I give thanks
3. How many songs have you written so far?
I have written many songs and composed a lot of riddims. Just imagine every day I have been composing 5 to 6 riddims and having 2 or more songs on each riddim.
4. Tell us about your new single
My new single titled, 'Rebel With A Spirit', produced by Symphony B Records speaks about being a rebel, heavily in the spiritual aspect. I remember going to Sunday school and learning that a rebellious spirit is of the devil and it's evil and the whole yard; but i have always been a youth who fully deciphers information presented before I decide to accept it as my own and so I know that everything is perspective and relative; because for instance, if slaves did not rebel what would be of us today? To have the spirit to rebel against attacks of your energy, your vessel, your mind, your bad habits, corrupted systems, is what this song speaks of. Nuff youth who are branded as rebellious, sight Rastafari because not only does Rastafari have a spiritual balance but also a militant balance. The song talks about killers being convicted by the spirit of the Almighty to live a different lifestyle. We shot a video for it, with the setting being at the entrance of Waterford, Portmore. It was shot by Kasheik Burrel, edited by Izhia Arts with pictures by Jamalie Miller and Rhia Miller;
5. What can we expect after the pandemic?
I will not tell you what to expect. Just keep looking.
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