As a kid, I liked to skate. I wasn’t that great, but it was never about that. It was about feeling the board beneath my feet roll, almost like an extension of myself. It was all about the ride. I remember when some of my friends that didn’t skate would want to learn, they’d always ask me to teach them what they needed to know and I ever had the same response; “Learn to Fall.”
I was taught that to be a true musician, one has to make a choice between a social life and success. This is a concept that I have struggled with for the past two years before writing Sunset Club. I first became introduced to the idea of being a performer with classical music, mainly opera. To be a successful classical musician, one must spend all their free time practicing, learning, thinking, and breathing music. That isn’t the life for everyone.
It all began in Westmoreland Jamaica for me: A young Reggae artist, who grew up in the same local community where the iconic Peter Tosh was born, set out at a very early age to make his mark in music. Surrounded by luscious canefields and a landscape that produce some of Jamaica’s best cannabis, I had all the motivation I needed to fully pursue my musical journey. Continue reading →