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Cleveland, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | INDIE
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Sparticus
Sparticus is a native of St. Catharine, Jamaica, who spent his youth in the rough Central Village community. He has been bubbling up on the reggae music scene for almost a decade, and is certainly an artist who is growing by leaps and bounds. Sparticus has released some great tunes over the years, most notably, the title cut to the “Good Times, Bad Times” riddim from 2004. On it, he displays his trademark raspy baritone, which is ironically both melancholic yet tuneful. The dissonant yet rootsy riddim features stalwarts of the genre such as Luciano, Anthony B. and Spectacular, while Sparticus proves himself to be the equal of such talents, as his cut is a genuine highlight.
On the 2009 singles “Lock” and “Mash It Up,” Sparticus shifts gears, displaying a penchant for spitfire lyrics playfully set to scorching beats that would set the dancehall ablaze from Kingston to Cleveland, where he currently resides.
His latest single, “Trust,” alongside Empress Adjoa, proves just how versatile an artist Sparticus can be. Set to a slow and rootsy one drop riddim, Sparticus and Adjoa affectionately trade thoughtful lyrics in this love song about a couple who must temporarily part, and the trust that each possesses in one another. The interaction between Sparticus and Empress Adjoa, coupled with the distinct R&B feel of “Trust,” bring to mind the classic works of Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell. Yet the tune is completely their own, revealing a refreshing display of vulnerability that too seldom dares to rear its head in reggae music. - Tommy Fox (KTUH-90.3 University Of Hawaii Radio)


Discography

Good Times Bad Times
Lock
Mash It Up

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Sparticus was born in the parish of St. Catherine Jamaica. He was raised by his adoptive mother affectionally called "Ms. Sissy".He lived in a community where he was surrounded by political violence.

Sparticus led a life of poverty. At a young age he began selling liquid soap in the market place in Spanish Town and Linstead Market. He also had hopes of becoming a jockey for Caymanas Park Race Track, but wasn't successful.

Sparticus passion for music made him hang around sound systems in the community like Stereo Tone Hi Fi. He was able to have his say on the microphone there. Papa San was his idol so he patterened his fast talking and was embraced by his community.

Sparticus made his first big appearance on a talent show in 1987 at Coney Park Ferry, St. Catherine, Jamaica. He was the winner of that show. Having this win and a lot of encouragement from friends and family he went to Kingston in hopes of finding a producer.

Sparticus was introduced to Jack, the owner of Black Scorpio Sound System in Drews Land Kingston by his friend Bumpy. He then started to associate with the likes of General Tree, Colour Chin, Barry Back, Lieutenant Stitchie, Lady G and Wolfman, just to name a few.

After coming abroad and settling in Cleveland, Ohio Sparticus did opening performances for Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Luciano and other artist. He married the true love of his life Pam( or Ms. P) in May of 2000 and they created Rise And Shine Promotions Inc. in the year 2004.

Sparticus released the CD Good Times Bad Times in March of 2004, which is a compilation of artists like Luciano, Anthony B., Mikey General, Spectacular, Sunshade, Nanko and many more. Sparticus is also on this amazing CD!

Sparticus is currently awaiting his release of his second CD. His current songs Good Times Bad Times, Lock and Mash It Up are available as downloads and ringtones on this Facebbok site or by going to
www.reverbnation.com/sparticusreggae.

Every artist deserves to be SEEN: Sparticus deserves to be HEARD