Our latest interview comes with rising star Jahzi Lee, who is making a big impression right now with his conscious anthem ‘Mek Mi Live’, which since it’s release has been featured on Seani B’s 1Xtra show, The Fix’s “Buss Di Yutes” and many other notable platforms. Jahzi Lee looks to continue to grow in 2020 and show the world the full potential of his talent.
Join us as we have a quick conversation with Jahzi Lee, discussing his background, his music and what he sees coming soon in his career.
Where did you grow up in Jamaica?
Jahzi Lee: “I grew up in-between Waterhouse and Spanish Town”
When did you first start recording and performing? ]
Jahzi Lee: “I began at around age 8, but started to take music seriously around age 16-17”
Musically, what is your main focus?
Jahzi Lee: “I’m mainly known for Reggae, but I perform different types of music, I can even rap”
What do you see as the main influences on your music?
Jahzi Lee: “You write and perform about what you live, you see it, it’s not just sunshine and roses. We are products of our surroundings and we have to bring that realness. You can hear it in the music”
In terms of artists, who are your biggest influences?
Jahzi Lee: “Quite a few, both inside and outside Reggae and Dancehall, artists like Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown”
What have been some of the big turning points in your career?
Jahzi Lee: “I’m starting to get more exposed, going to different studios. Outside of just recording, different stage shows and parring with different artists across Jamaica
I have got a good team and good management, more turning points are going to come when I’m releasing new music”
Where have you seen your music reach that you wouldn’t have expected it to reach?
Jahzi Lee: “Someone sent me a video from Brazil with one of my songs, I have seen my music reach places like Canada, New York, UK and much more”
What are your plans for the future?
Jahzi Lee: “My singles at the moment are doing well, I am preparing an EP at the moment, as well as working towards two albums. Looking for more people to help push out my music, social media has made pushing out music more easy and more efficient.
In 2020 I want to release at least 4 more singles, and focus on building the Jahzi Lee brand, I want the EP to be released before the end of 2020.