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Photography By: Andrea T. Wallace
Simplicity JahRisingSun after a quiet meditation was the artist name he chose to carry him on his lyrical journey of spreading love and teachings to the world. Simplicity JahRisingSun, also known as Karim T. Anthony, was born on St. Thomas, one of the four (4) islands that comprise the United States Virgin Islands to Mr. Randolph Anthony and Ms. Sarah Weekes. Growing up in the areas known as Smith Bay and Donoe made a great impression on Simplicity, as both environments gave him life teachings about the ups and downs and the ins and outs of how we live united and divided as a people.
Simplicity JahRisingSun, “The Lion with the ‘lover’s rock’ voice”, has been compared to some greats such as Glen Washington, Dennis Brown, and Gregory Isaacs in the way he takes hold of the rhythm and gives it a soul. Simplicity’s love for reggae began when he was around the age of five (5) years old, and even though he constantly got in trouble for listening to his brother’s oldie but goldy cassette tapes on his brother’s boom box, his love of reggae grew more and more. As he embraced the love and teachings from the music, he began to seek and was guided to a life of RASTAFARI.
In the summer of 2011, Simplicity JahRisingSun began his journey into the reggae realm and released his first two singles ‘When I Hail Far-I’ and ‘By Your Side’. Experience has taught Simplicity much wisdom, and has prepared him for what he feels he is destined to do. Simplicity JahRisingSun intends to use his lyrical vibration and melodic tones to edify peace and love, and to touch the hearts, minds, and souls of all in the world today. Simplicity Jah Rising Sun’s first official EP Album entitled, ‘Simply Me Simplicity’ was released on September 21, 2018, which includes songs entitled, ‘Give Me A Chance’, ‘Never Give Up On Far-I’, ‘Wake Up I Say’, and ‘Nubian Man’. Simplicity JahRisingSun’s EP Album is available for purchase online at www.jahrisingsun.com. Simplicity’s his first official full length album to be released in the early part of 2019.