The song ("Time will come") and album (Rastaman Rise) is a classic culture reggae production (See music video, www.reggaeshowcase.tv)
Jah Defender is an extremely talented artist with a charismatic voice and smooth delivery that is somewhat reminiscent of Garnett Silk. That however is where the similarities end, Mr Defender has his own unique style that is quite engaging and draws you in the minute you hear him.
True reggae fans who like music in the tradition of Bob Marley & the Wailers, Sizzla, Anthony B, Capeleton, Luciano & Norris Man would do well to go out and get this album Immediately. We know you would like more information on this new reggae phenom, subsequently we have added is bio below, enjoy.
JAH DEFENDER'S BIOGRAPHY:
Ricardo Mills aka Jah Defender is a Trinidadian born Reggae Artist. Many regard his music as positive, conscious, and uplifting. His soothing voice and comforting lyrics have made him a well-liked and admired artist on the rise. The conscious element of Rastafari through Reggae music attracted Ricardo to this genre. Music is an avenue to teach ‘truths and rights’, heritage, and culture, all of which is skillfully delivered through Jah Defender. His lyrical vibration encompasses depth and soul to remind the people of their treasured tradition. Embracing the teachings of Rastafari has allowed him to stay humble and trod with faith and courage, becoming the voice of many.
His love for music started from a young age, as he heard the sweet sounds of his Mother’s vocals daily. He then bravely began singing for his classmates in Primary and Secondary schools.
Listening to music from Whitney Houston, Freddie Jackson, Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson was part of his musical arsenal growing up. Since about 1994, a time when Reggae music become popular in Trinidad through artists like Capleton, Sizzla, Anthony B, Luciano, Norris Man, and Garnet Silk which also helped in shaping his musical talent. In 2004 Ricardo entered the professional Reggae scene as Jah Fyah, later changing to ‘Jah Defender’. In his words “Jah Defender stood for a deeper mission”. His blessed talent, creative musical melodies, distinctive sound, and powerful lyrics create timeless music.
From the age of 18 he started writing his own songs, today he has over 300 songs. He has shared the stage with numerous popular artists such as: Morgan Heritage, Jr. Reid, and Chezidek, in addition he has collaborated with other artists, such as Chuck Fender in the song entitled “I love it so”.
While Jah Defender remains an independent artist, he has allied with independent record labels: IsRoyal Records (Canada), 7 Seals Records (France), and Backyard Studios (Trinidad). This diligent, hard working artist is currently working on two upcoming albums simultaneously of which will be internationally received. Songs like “Watch dem inna Babylon”, and “No feel no way” have already received exceptional reviews.
His talent is known worldwide and is supported by many people in the music industry; nevertheless he gives all tribute to his fans, as they are the ones that have fueled his desire to continuously thrive in music.
Jah Defender has proven to be in a higher musical caliber that will ‘take the world by storm’ – so stay in tune and look out for upcoming projects.