Jeremaya

Jeremaya

BandHip HopGospel

Kirk Frankilin Meets Kanye West Meets Late 90's East Coast Rap

Biography

BIO

WHEN GOD IS DOING SOMETHING NOBODY CAN STOP IT. FROM MOSES TO JESUS. THOSE MEN STARTED A LEGACY THAT JEREMAYA IS TRYING TO CONTINUE IN HIS LIFE. BORN CHRISTOPHER DAWSON IN EAST ORANGE NEW JERSEY. HE GREW UP ENJOYING MUSIC THAT WAS PROVIDE BY HIS MOTHER. FROM THE MOTOWN SOUND TO DISCO TO SINGERS AND SONGWRITERS. JEREMAYA WAS DESTINED TO BE A SONGWRITER!! "GROWING UP HEARING ALL TYPES OF MUSIC IN MY HOUSE GAVE ME A BALANCED THAT I COULD USE TO GET MY THOUGHTS OUT!" JEREMAYA SAID. IN 1992 JEREMAYA DECIDED TO START RAPPING BECAUSE HIS FRIEND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA SINCE THE KRIS KROSS PHASE WAS BIG. AFTER HIM AND HIS FRIEND GREW APART. HE ENDED UP STILL RAPPING UNDER THE NAME "HANGER". WRITING RHYMES THAT WAS SHOWING HIS SKILLS. THEN HANGER WAS INTRODUCED TO A BROOKLYN RAPPER NAME NOTORIOUS B.I.G. THAT SHOWED HANGER HOW TO REALLY WRITE SONGS WITH HOOKS AND MELODIES. IN EARLY 1998 HANGER BEGINS TO MAKE MIXTAPES. MIXTAPES WITH MUSIC ALREADY OUT WITH ORGINIAL LYRICS. BEING THE LEADER HE IS. HE STARTED A GROUP BY THE NAME D.O.P.E WHICH STOOD FOR Da Organization Pernicious Entertainers. WHICH WAS LIKE A FIRM MEETS JUNIOR MAFIA TYPE OF GROUP WITH FRIENDS OF HANGER. IN JULY 1999 HANGER MOVED FROM EAST ORANGE NEW JERSEY TO ATLANTA GA. HANGER AT THE TIME GOT TO KNOW JESUS IN A PERSONAL WAY. STOP RAPPING WITH CURSES AND NEGATIVE MESSAGES. CHRIS THEN DROPPED THE NAME HANGER AND USED JEREMIAH. AFTER LOOKING IN THE BIBLE AND SEEING HOW GOD TOLD JEREMIAH TO GET HIS PEOPLE BACK TO HIM. CHRIS FELT THE SAME WAY. BUT CHRIS STARTED TO SEE OTHER RAPPERS WITH THE NAME JEREMIAH. SO HE BECAME VERY UNIQUE AND CREATIVE COMING UP WITH NAME JEREMAYA. WHICH STILL MEANT PROPHET. THE FIRST RELEASE UNDER THE NAME JEREMAYA. WAS OFF THE BENCH MIXTAPE WHICH WAS RELEASE IN 2005. WITH SONGS LIKE 29:11, CLASSIC, LIFE I LIVE, AND MAN WITHOUT CHRIST. THAT MIXTAPE SHOWED THE WORLD ABOUT JEREMAYA. OFF THE BENCH ALSO WENT ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. FROM NEW YORK TO THE WEST COAST!! EVEN OVER SIEGE!!THEN IN 2006 JEREMAYA RELEASE THE FOLLOW UP MIXTAPE WHICH WAS PURPOSE, DREAMS, AND VISIONS MIXTAPE. WITH SONGS ON IT LIKE JUST BECAUSE,PULL YOU IN, BE ALRIGHT, AND NOT PERFECT. SHOWED THE WORLD JEREMAYA EXPOSING HIS SELF IN HIS MUSIC. NOW WITH THE TWO MIXTAPES UNDER HIS BELT HE IS READY TO RELEASE HIS MAXI SINGLE "WATER TO WINE" IN 2008. "WATER TO WINE IS A SONG THAT CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!" JEREMAYA SAYS. IN 2008 JEREMAYA WILL RELEASE HIS CD CALLED "THE PRINCIPLE". WHICH HE CALLS HIS BEST WORK TODAY. HE DESCRIBES THE CD AS SOMETHING EVERYBODY NEEDS IN THEIR LIVES. HE CALLS THE CD "HERO"(Kirk Franklin) MEETS "NO WAY OUT" (Puff Daddy and The Family) MEETS "THE COLLEGE DROPOUT"(Kanye West). JEREMAYA BELIEVES THAT HE IS GOD'S MAN, IN GOD'S TIME, FOR GOD'S PURPOSE.

Discography

Off The Bench Mixtape (2005)
Purpose,Dreams, & Visions Mixtape (2006)
Combination Mixtape (2007)
Water To Wine CD Single (2008)
The Principle LP (Late 2008)

Set List

Water To Wine
Looking (Remix)
Leader's Anthem
A.S.K
Happiness