RESPECT | I-Shenko

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I-Shenko was born John Mckenzie in the parish of Kingston & St. Andrew, Jamaica, on the 20th of May, 1984. In high school, he developed a passion for music where he started writing hip hop lyrics and would often venture off with friends to nearby local studios where he recorded his demos on cassette tapes at the time.

After high school, I-Shenko met the legendary ‘Jack Scorpio’ of Black Scorpio Sound & Records in 2003, who encouraged him to do more reggae music instead of hip-hop. I-Shenko took his advice and worked on his craft, transitioning to the sound we now know of him today… dancehall/reggae with a fusion of hip hop at times.

He recorded and released his first-ever official reggae single ‘Hate in Them’, produced by the Alpha Production label in 2004. The song received heavy play in parts of the Caribbean, Europe & Africa which helped developed a fanbase that continues to grow to this day.

I-Shenko has recorded songs for producers & record labels around the world including a collaboration with Turbulence entitled ‘Obeah Man’ on the Downtown riddim produced by Riddimwise label in Canada.

Rebel Love

IRIE™ | I-Shenko - Rebel Love

Release Date: November 29, 2019
Label: Rebel Kolony Entertainment
Copyright: 2019 Rebel Kolony Entertainment
Total Length: 5:17
Total Tracks: 1
Format: Single
Genre: Reggae

I-Shenko has performed at shows across Jamaica including Reggae in the valley, Dancehall Ram Jam, Campfire, Bring Back the Love, Taurus Bash, and many more. He has also shared the stage with artists Sizzla, Jimmy Riley, Bounty Killer, Turbulence, Ginjah, Lutan Fyah, Chronixx & more.

I-Shenko is looking forward to making his international debut on stages around the world.

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