Respect | Milton Blake

Irie Magazine | Respect | Milton Blake

Milton Blake


Born to Dorothy and Malachi Blake in the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica on August 8,1970. Milton grew up in a community where he was surrounded by political violence he did not succombe to this negative living, instead he focused on school and music. His friends and family affectionately calls him ‘Little C’ for his break dancing, but he quickly moved on to music and concentrated on singing. Encouraged by his friends and relatives, Milton started voicing out on a community based Sound system named Stereo Tone Hi Fi. It was there that he started growing musically. Working alongside artists Admiral Tibets, Lt. Stitchie, Rickey General, Papa San and Luciano. He met producers Steelie and Cleevie at the Mixing Lab Studio and did a combination with Bingie General (Major Mackerel’s brother) for the duo. He started recording for Pick Out Records, Dwight Pinkney of Roots Radics Band and recorded a song called ‘He Lives’ which was released on the Ketty Vibration Various Artists Album, Henfield Records titled ‘Thank You’ and ‘Mr.Government’ all were well received.

Milton was once sparing with the Jahmessenjah Family, Luciano and Mikey General and has since then perfected his musical skills. He has produced tracks such as ‘Empress Come To Me’ by Luciano, ‘High Roller’ by Anthony B and ‘More To Beauty’ by Mikey General just to name a few. Having performed on shows across Jamaica, such as ‘Back To the Foundation’, ‘Black History’, ‘Its Me Again Jah’, ‘Culture Shock’, ‘Easterfest’ in Barbados and recently in the United States. Much of Milton’s lyrics focus on spiritual upliftment, sufferation, black consciousness and giving praises to the almighty Jah. Some of his latest works include ‘People need Jah’, ‘Raggamuffin Soldier’, ‘Whe Yuh Feel Like’ and ‘Crying Pen’. He has currently released his debut album and it is moving up with aggressive speed. Milton is now working with his own Lion and Lioness Productionz. His favorite singers include Dennis Brown, Luciano and Mikey General.

Milton always says, “Always rise above the negative and keep focused on the positive to attain your goal.”