Jamaican reggae singer I-Noah’s’ musical career has been a real journey, riding the waves of change, and maintaining a steady ship throughout he is now set to sail the tides of good fortune with his ark finely tuned.
I-Noah, real name Clayton Hislop, was born to parents, Margaret Hallcock and Caswell Heslop on the fourth of November in 1981 and grew up youngest of five siblings in the quiet rural district of Orange Hill, Westmoreland. Later moving to live in the Watermount area of the parish of St. Catherine. He attended The Point Hill All Age School from 1987 to 1997 where he developed the foundation of his education. At a very tender age Clayton’s passion for music emerged rapidly which enthused him to participate in musical events at church and community shows. People in the surrounding areas were always enthralled with his high pitch smooth sounding vocals, and so enthusiastic supporters regularly turned out in appreciation any time he performed. This was evident when at the tender age of eleven years old Clayton was appointed, lead chorister at The Little Bethlehem Pentecostal Church Youth Choir of which he was a member. During his teenage years Clayton concentrated on creating music based on his portrayal of positive vibes and cultural enlightenment which he took to stage shows stage shows right across the parish. Known now too many by the name I-Noah, he has categorized his style of music in the same genre as those great musicians who have inspired him over the year The Legendary Bob Marley, Crown Prince of Reggae Dennis Brown and Sizzla Kalongi. Introduced by his close friend Gregory, to the House of Love recording label, I-Noah recorded his first single “Rise from The Slum”, still only twenty-four years of age and gaining him a reasonable amount of air play on local the radio stations. Going on later to record songs like “Gwaan So Fah”, “One of A Kind”, and “Battle Field” helped produce an enthusiastic and faithful fan base, who in turn motivated him to dedicate more time and effort into producing songs that eventually saw him appearing on the billing at popular shows in Portmore and August Towns, Judgement Yard. During one such performance I-Noah’s outstanding onstage delivery grabbed the attention of Mr. Wong (Gyptian’s former manager), who mentored him in fine tuning the overall execution of his complete performance. With an appetite overflowing with zeal I-Noah re-recorder “Queen of My Heart” and “Save The Children” for Mr. Wong on the Fearless / Mr. Wong Label. I-Noah has now performed at some of the countries most esteemed concerts including the annually held “Reggae Fever” in Montego Bay, Anthony B’s Fun Day, and Spring Break -Negril amongst many others. Most recently he was honoured to win the Pepsi Rebel Salute Talent search and was set to perform. This happy and humble Rastafarian musician is enthusiastic about his future in the industry and emphasizes that he is quite overwhelmed with the knowledge and wisdom he has gained so far on his musical odyssey. New fans and old can take heart in knowing, 2016 is a rebirth for the progressive sound of I-Noah, having joined Kelev Ra Records, releasing his first song from the label called ‘This Groove’ (Dub Bah Riddim), with more great songs to come.
I Noah is an incredible artist, who has a extrodinary voice and a way with words that will grip even the hardest of hearts. His talent for writing and singing is outstanding and his lyrics can relate to almost each and everyone in some kind of way. He is certainly an artist to look out for over the next few months, An artist that reggae fans worldwide will love.