Being born into the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Micah Shemaiah is held to a different standard. His name may not ring a bell yet but it will. You may not have heard his songs yet but you will. Micah Shemaiah will become a staple in reggae music; a standard bearer in the hearts and minds of reggae lovers. His upbringing in RastafarI has laid the foundation for humble yet militant expressions of truth. With a required stipulation to ‘read a chapter a day’ from the bible, Micah Shemaiah is the man who learnt from early to chart and control his own destiny. Micah had no choice but to be grounded. From Dread Heights in Gordon town to Clifton Road off Chisolm Ave, Micah has experienced the influence of other musical greats who also trod in Rastafari. He is most influence, however by co members of the Twelve Tribes of Israel like Dennis Brown and Bob Marley along with his parents who taught him through their teachings that Rastafari is real and that the world was ready to receive the message of RastafarI.
Micah Shemaiah literally means ‘one who fears the Almighty’ and ‘one who loves the Almighty’ and he lives this fact in his meditations and his music. Contrastingly, Micah Shemaiah’s musical path took him to the field of a paralegal for seven years at Patrick Bailey & Company at the urging of his mother who wanted him to ‘lay off the music thing for a while’ and get a 9 to 5. Micah submitted to his mother’s wishes but as it usually does, the passion and love for music came calling again. Music for Micah is the only way he can express the kind of words and meditation he has and as such music is more empowering to him as it courses through his veins inevitably.
Micah Shemaiah is a Roots Rock Dub Reggae/ Soul Singer & Songwriter. As a budding promise of reggae talent, Micah Shemaiah is a motivated performer who encourages the empowerment of youths and disadvantaged people worldwide. His writing style embraces and combines several genres of music, thus, delivering unique sounds that will appeal to any ear. Coupled with his awesome vocal strength, He also plays the guitar and is actively involved in the overall production of his music. Performing Live Acoustic music is Micah Shemaiah’s first love. He enjoys the freedom and passion with which he is able to deliver his messages. Raw and soulful.
Micah Shemaiah released his self-produced debut album ‘RASTAMAN MEDITATION” in 2009. The first album is a stepping stone for Micah Shemaiah on the road to realizing his talent as a musician. RASTAMAN MEDITATION is available on all major digital download sites. Also in 2009 he shared stage with Legendary Jazz musician Monty Alexander at the Lincoln Center, New York City on his request. Plus, he has performed, extensively in the United States and on local live stages such as, East Fest and Prime Ministers Youth Award in his homeland Jamaica. Recently he returned from his first tour of the Motherland travelling with Ancient Vibrations of RastafarI under the patronage of The University of Philadelphia in United States to South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg) with stop over performances in United Kingdom (UK). This move highlighted the atrocities of Rastafarians in Jamaica via the “Bad Friday’ documentary produced by Junior Wedderburn, Deborah Thomas and John L Jackson.
In May, 2013 he released his hit tune Dread at the Control produced by himself, on the E.D.B Entertainment Label which features Tj (Likkle Briggie, Hempress Sativa, Infinite and Jahkime on 7inch Vinyl as a Limited Edition press. All copies were sold. It is currently sold on all major Digital download sites including Itunes.
Micah Shemaiah will also be releasing Shalalak; Rockers Rebirth in 2014. Shalalak is a collaborative Rockers album which will feature tracks such as Dread at the Control watch video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHj97H52EOY , Original, Rasta Luck. Artistes such as Infinite, Exile Di Brave, TJ (Likkle Briggie) and Jahkime will also be featured. Also featured on the rockers album is single Reggae Rockit which was released on 7 inch vinyl on April 15, 2014 by Cornerstone Music outta Japan. Listen to track on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/micah-shemaiah/reggae-rockit or order a copy of the 7inch here: firstname.lastname@example.org .The album will be produced by WeGeneration Music and E.D.B. Entertainment. Look out also for Micah Shemaiah 2nd album to be released later this year.
Micah Shemaiah is scheduled to perform in Europe this year. Look out for dates and venues near you.
The road to recognition can be a tedious one with no benefits at the end but even if there are no riches to be had Micah Shemaiah is set on delivering positive messages of love, unity, pride and strength. With a solid family foundation Micah Shemaiah has the indomitable will power to hone his skills as a reggae musician and ensure that his message is heard. Two words, with one musical aim:- Micah Shemaiah.