Flava of Jamaica
Artist Name: MAJA FLAVA Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica I was interested in music at the tender age of eight. I would go around with my father's "sound system" and be his sidekick (Disc Jockey). I would always bring a vibe across on the microphone for all audiences. I always knew what to say to put the crowd in frenzy and I always knew what to play to get the party started. Entertaining was natural for me and it is where I am most comfortable. Music for me is life and writing lyrics is the expression that comes from deep within. At the age of 12, I went to High School and by the time I was 13, I was writing my own songs. My father's entertainment system was taken away by the police, so at the time, the only music I had was what I could create in my head and the crafty lyrics that would come from my mouth. Writing crazy metaphors was my deal and now it is sealed! I graduated from school at 18 and I formed a group named Juvenile Clan, consisting of three other artists. We performed on many "stage shows" and at the brink of stardom when we tragically lost a member of the group. During a promotion of one of our shows, he was shot in cold blood at the gate for admitting an unknown person of suspicious character. This was a setback for all of us and we finally realized that if we wanted to do music we had to be prepared to die for what we believe. In many ways it seemed that I have died and risen many times... By the time I was 22, I met with my cousin who himself had gone through some life changing experiences. Recently separated from his family, he too had gone through a death of his own and now circumstances have brought us together. My producer and cousin, promised my mother that he would help me to get out of the ghetto and make a difference. It is to her that he lives to fulfill a promise. It is now three and a half years and as true to form, we are ready to make our impression on the world stage. We made some international connections with producers and artists from America and decided to fuse Hip Hop & Reggae for the foreign market, spiced with multi-cultural musical influences. Our emphasis was to make people dance and enjoy themselves with some good lyrics. Maja Flava as my name suggest is ready to add major flavor to reggae dancehall hip-hop music internationally and destiny has run it's course.