iBlack Fiery (Mario M Valentine born April 16th 1983) is a very talented reggae/dance hall/hip hop artist from the island of Dominica WI who grew up in the town of Portsmouth. Iblacky was always influenced by music as a little boy. He wrote one of his first songs for a class assignment on communication that he still sings today. He learned different styles of music with his long time friend Clinton Kwame, a barber and singer at his family owned barbershop. Iblack Fiery favors 90's artist such as Sizzla, & BuJu Banton of the Reggae genre with a collaboration of today's artist Damien Marley, Anthony B and Capleton on the dance hall scene and surprisingly likes Jay-Z, DMX and Nas of the hip hop and rap genre . Iblacky as a youth lived amongst the Rastafarian community, Dominica Nyabinghi, in the mountains of a small Caribbean Island. The roots and culture of his music were channeled in the observation of his own tribal experiences. The journey for more knowledge and musical expression led him to pursue endeavors here in the states. Finding other like minded musicians the Ital Conquerors Band was created. The ethnic integration of the members background being Dominican, Jamaican and American created a sound representing all genres that is a must hear. Search for his music online so you can get your own impression of what he does and how beautiful he puts his words and beats together with a nice flow of melodic vibes(sounds).
Dangerous, Learning,Brighter Day, and Fidelity both have had radio airplay. iTunes self titled album iBlack Fiery
Dominica musician makes a name for himself
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CHICAGO, USA -- Influenced by music as a child growing up in Portsmouth, Dominica, Mario Valentine, ...CHICAGO, USA -- Influenced by music as a child growing up in Portsmouth, Dominica, Mario Valentine, aka iBlack Fiery, is now making a name for himself in the international music scene.
Mario Valentine, aka iBlack Fiery
The journey for more knowledge and musical expression led him to create a full recording and video studio on the west side of Chicago to record his projects. iBlacky plays and collaborates with several Chicago producers, rappers, singers, songwriters, and bands like the Ital Conquerors.
He wrote his first songs for a class assignment on communication that he still sings. He learned different styles of vocal deliveries with his long time friend Clinton Kwame, a barber and singer at his family owned barbershop. Artistes such as Sizzla, and BuJu Banton of the reggae genre, with the collaboration of Damien Marley, Anthony B and Capleton on the dance hall scene are all favourites of iBlacky, and he surprisingly likes DMX and Nas of the hip hop and rap genre.
As a youth iBlacky lived amongst the Rastafarians, Nyabinghi, in the mountains of Dominica. The roots and culture of his music came from his own experiences and the spiritual depth Nyabinghi brought to his soul. Finding other like-minded musicians helped him create a company called Black a Black music. Black a Black music is now a recording company as well as a show production company that produced the first Warrior King show ever played in Chicago.
He released his first nine-track album online on February 1, 2013. Use the link below to search for more of his music
Ability an Flow, Live and Learn,
Love, Burn Corruption, Leave Them Out,Dangerous,Lurker,Fidelity,Rugged And Be Solid,
Work It Out, Brighter Day... Covers can be included such as I Shot The Sheriff, Drop Leaf Rhythm, Redemption Song and Be Strong. One and a half hour is the standard timing for all sets but can be adjusted according to venue.
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