RESPECT | Elijah Prophet

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Elijah Prophet x Costa Rebel

Rolling Stone

Elijah Prophet was born and raised in Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies. Elijah began singing under the mentoring of Garnet Silk and Uton Green in the cool hills of Manchester at a young age. At the time, Garnet Silk was unknown to the world of music and was dj’ing under the name ‘Bimbo’. Singer Uton Green took on the dual role of godfather and teacher. In 1991, Garnett Silk would take Elijah to Courtney Cole’s Roof Talent
Show regularly, and Elijah would sing with the band. These live appearances helped Elijah earn a reputation as a singer with a powerful voice and a strong stage performance.

Elijah first visited a recording studio in 1996 with producer Jimmy Hinds.

This session produced the singles ‘Mr. Badman’ and ‘Mankind’. The same year, Elijah Prophet received the ‘Best New Artist’ award in the Stone Love star search contest. This award caught the attention of other Jamaican producers, leading to a series of singles like: ‘I Can See Dem’, ‘Burn Down The Walls Of Babylon’, and ‘War A Gwaan’.

Elijah Prophet x Costa Rebel – Rolling Stone

IRIE™ | Elijah Prophet x Costa Rebel - Rolling Stone

Elijah’s lyrics’ (conscious and often unapologetic nature) drew immediate attention – especially in the recordings like ‘Shatter’, where a parallel is drawn between the street gunman and police. When asked about this, Elijah responded, “Look, it doesn’t matter who you are. Whether you got a license to kill or you don’t have a license to kill, every man with gun is a gunman.”

Elijah’s latest release is the scorching track, ‘Rolling Stone’, with Costa Rebel, the well-known producer, mixing engineer and composer from Costa Rica.

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