Respect | Jameik King

Irie Magazine | Respect | Jameik King

Jameik King


David Anderson, stage name Jameik King, began pursuing music at the early age of 12 years old in his hometown of Morant Bay in St. Thomas, Jamaica. King’s music can be described as authentic reggae music with positivity at the forefront.

Influenced and mentored by international recording artist Tarrus Riley, and his older brother Markland Chong (aka Japanese) as part of the Blaksoil family of artists, Jameik King has developed a passion for reggae music.

In 2011 he released the single ‘Hold Me Close’ produced by Russian of Head Concussion Records. The single helped to propel King’s career, opening the door for several other named producers to recognize his talent. Soon after he released singles such as ‘Paradise’ and ‘Taking Over’ produced by Big 12 Records. Both singles were successful in their own rite, receiving airplay both locally and internationally, with ‘Paradise’ charting at number one for two weeks in Connecticut, USA.

In 2014 Jameik King was signed by Flydie Wise Production, a record label based in St. Thomas, Jamaica and the United Kingdom owned by Garthfield Whyte and Jarrell Edwards. Through the label, King released ‘One Step’ on the ‘New Step Rhythm’ which showed a positive side to the young artiste. ‘One Step’ made it to the top of several local charts on mainstream and underground in Jamaica. Through these successes Jameik King has performed on major stages in Jamaica such as: Reggae Sunfest (2015); Tarrus Riley and Friends Concert (2017); Gt Extravaganza (2017); Reggae For Life (2017); and Portmore Festival (2017).

Jameik King’s first EP entitled ‘The Genesis’, marks the beginning of a new chapter in music for him. The EP, comprised of six tracks, showcasing King’s versatility of artistry.

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