Our new Artist of the Week (#11) is worldwide known reggae producer and performer Perfect Giddimani, the stage name for Greg Rose of St. Ann, Jamaica. He has scored No. 1 tunes in Jamaica, Germany, Sweden and France and has collaborated with Lauryn Hill, Anthony B, Sizzla Kalonji, Lutan Fyah and Jahdan Blakkamoore. The name Perfect Giddimani is a mixture of the words “Armageddon” and “morning”.
Together with his brother, he opened the first official digital recording studio (Askum) in Bamboo, St. Ann, back in 1998, when he was only 18 years old. The two brothers also formed the label Chalice Palace Muzic, and Perfect Giddimani made his first few self-produced recordings, which he shipped all the way to Europe himself, and DHF Records in Austria gave him his first deal. Up to now, he recorded a total of dozen albums and 700-plus singles, not counting the numerous collaborations.
He also founded Giddimani Records, a label that actively records upcoming Jamaican artists on compilations featuring a Giddimani tune or two to help them gain exposure.
As the music scene changes, Rose stays true to his message: “As a true Rastafarian, I know that it’s right over wrong, good over evil, so my music will remain positive as long as I live.”