Blaq Capone

Blaq Capone

 Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
BandRockReggae

Blaq Capone is the newest reggae sensation. He is a disciplined, conscious artist who is focused on roots rock reggae, lovers rock and dancehall. He enjoys thrilling large crowds with good old school style reggae.

Biography

Imagine that you a serenaded by a voice that sounds like a total eclipse of Beres Hammond, Bush man, Buju Banton, Dennis Brown and the smoothest dancehall vibe? Whether you listen to a Blaq Capone Rock steady, Lovers rock, Culture or Dancehall track, you will experience that sound over and over again. Blaq Capone is undoubtedly one of the most talented reggae sensations to hit the streets.

In late march 1999, Chris Shaw, Artist name Blaq Capone arrived in the U.S from Jamaica. Capone was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. His experience in the ghetto can be heard through his music. It was not long after he arrived in the US that he noticed a void/lack of local reggae talent, especially in the home state of Connecticut. Capone would take the next 10 years to grow as an artiste, while pursuing a college degree. In 2004, he graduated with high honors and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (BIT); that same year, he was sworn in as an American citizen. Capone continued to excel in his IT career; however, his love for music would, later, over-ride his other ambitions. Over the years Capone continued to write thought provoking poetry that agitated and inspired readers and listeners alike. His manager, Secret, who discovered him, stated that Capone’s creative writing ability was undeniable. Capone made his debut in the industry by opening for Beenie man followed by Movado. He went on to sharing stage with Spice, Kiprich, Laden and Konshens to working with Baby Cham in his hometown in Connecticut. Today Capone has graced dozens of stages including the Brooklyn Reggae fest and making an appearance at the New England reggae fest.

In Oct, 2006, Venom Knights Motorcycle club was founded by Capone (President) and 3 close friends. Capone used this medium to create a self contained volunteer system, where members of his motorcycle club would dedicate their time and efforts to raise money for different charity organizations, and special needs non-profit groups in CT. Blaq Capone remains very passionate about charity and still spends a significant amount of time and money to various causes.

Capone is ready to embark on yet another milestone. In 2009, his demo CD was sent to Kemar Flava Mcgregor, who is Jamaica’s number one reggae/roots producer. Flava was so impressed by the tracks that he contacted Capone’s manager, Secret, within an hour of listening to the demo and quickly made arrangements to start working on Capone’s debut single, “Life of a G” and album.
The pages of history will read that Capone is officially been placed in a category by himself. That is what happens with you collaborate the best new reggae singer/song writer with a genius hit making producer/song writer. Fans can expect a slew of soulful Rock Steady, Conscious and hardcore Dancehall reggae music from Capone.

Discography

LIfe of a G - Nodoubt Records
www.flavamcgregor.com