Jahranimo

Jahranimo

BandWorldReggae

Biography

Born in St. James, Jamaica, Anthony Smith (aka Jahranimo) first picked up
a microphone at the tender age of 13. Growing up with his beloved grandmother
in the country side, he was frequently the cause of much stress
as he would stay out late experimenting on the microphone with friends.
Eventually his grandmother gave in to her worries and sent him back to
the city where he met Tony Crab, his best friend and mentor. Influenced by
artists such as the great Bob Marley and Super Cat, he soon realized his
calling and began dedicating his life to reaching a worldwide audience with
his music.
Jahranimo’s first major recognition came in 1988 at a sound system
showdown between Ticka Music and Pieces Sound. Singing under the
stage name ..Apache.., he won the audience’s love and was named Best
Entertainer by the promoter. After meeting the late Chino Man in Savanna-
La-Mar, Jahranimo was introduced to Leng, Specialist, and Banky (former
managers of Shaba Ranks). These new connections led to performances in
some of the biggest shows in Jamaica such as Sting, Hot Shot, and Border
Clash. In 1991, ready to begin a new life in Canada, Jahranimo performed
an emotional farewell show while sharing the stage with Buju Banton and
other artists from his homeland.
While living in Can- ada and taking a break from
music, Jahranimo began to realize his true identity
as a ..Rastaman... Giving all praise to the Most
High, life ..Must Get Betta..... and it did. In 2001
Jahranimo returned to the stage and began work
on a compilation album with Kirk Davis, Beenie Man, and others. The 2002
release of ..In Jamaica.. led to several opportunities including the filming
of a video for the title track on the beaches of Jamaica, television performances
with George Nooks in Vancouver and Alberta (Breakfast TV), and
performances with Half Pint, Tanto Metro, Devonte, and Mighty Diamonds.
Jahranimo recently received the George Barrett Reggae Music Appreciation
Award for his contribution to reggae music. Many studio hours later his
debut solo CD ..REAL LIFE.. is ready to take the industry and the world by
storm. It is top to bottom one of the most innovative and polished reggae
dance hall albums you will ever hear, with special appearances by Kirk
Davis “JAH JAH Love”, Zukie Joseph “Crazy Feel” and some of Canada’s
hottest up and coming R n B and Hip Hop artists. Jahranimo’s collaboration
with Kirk Davis on “JAH JAH Love” has been featured in the t.v. movie
Falcon Beach and has completed production of it’s highly anticipated video.
It’s brought about many performances in many great shows and festivals
across Canada sharing the stage with artists such as Tony Rebel and Morgan
Heritage. The album dropped September 3rd, 2004 with Jahranimo
and special guests Stone Love delivering an incredible performance to a
packed house. It has since then spent a great deal of time in the top 10 of
the top commercial radio stations across Canada and today still remain in
regular rotation. Jahranimo is currently in the studio recording his second
album and if the reaction from his debut album “Real Life” is any indication...
It will be the catalyst that sends Jahranimo straight to the top. Yes this
one is so real... so just kick back and digest it...

Discography

Opposite
Up deh
Never gonna leave you ft. lil' Precious
Revolutionary
Mi never tell you say
Love de woman dem
Real life ft. Zade
Must get betta
Move
Dance nice
I wanna ft Zade
Wrap it up
Keep it rollin' D'luscious
Krazy fell ft Zukie Joseph, JT 420, Bones, Illucid, XXXplicit and DLux
Stop
Jah jah love ft Kirk Davis
Judge not ft JT 420 and WhitePlains
Dance nice (remix) ft D'luscious