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I am a Unique, Dynamic Reggae and Hiphop Artist. The Jamaican X news says that I sound like Warrior King my friends and fans say I sound like Sizzla. But I am original, I am T.L.Vineyard...


Henry St. Hilaire jr. (Vineyard) was born on February 22, 1970 in Kingstown, St. Vincent. As a child Vineyard loved music and enjoyed singing and dancing. He worked in his father's bar and nightclub DJing and bartending until he was fifteen years old. He moved to St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1985 with his mother.

Vineyard was behind in his schooling because in St. Vincent he didn't attend much school. He still managed to graduate high school in 1991. Now while in high school Vineyard started singing for fun in the corridors. He then joined a Pan African Group doing plays about African pioneers and singing. At the same time keeping the vibe alive chanting on sound systems in the ghettos of St. Croix. Vineyard became very popular on the small island and exactly one week after graduating High School he bought a plane ticket to Brooklyn, New York, to pursue his music career.

While in New York City Vineyard met a woman named Jacqueline Dixon who is orginally from Kingston, Jamaica. She admired his ambition for coming to a big city all alone as a youth, going to school and pursuing what he enjoyed. She invited him to live with her and her children in the Bronx. While living in the Bronx, Vineyard began to meet a lot of people in the Reggae Industry such as artists, sound owners and radio personalities. Vineyard started Djing on different sounds like Down Beat, The Ruler and Shaka Zulu to name a couple.

In 1995 after the birth of his first daughter, Vineyard decided he had to take his life on a higher path. He started studying the bible and going to an African Church. While in church he met many people from Nigeria and especially Ghana and thus became very close with a lot of people from the Ashanti Tribe. Vineyard sang in the church band called "Echoes of Praise". He would travel to different churches throughout the East Coast and people loved his vibes and the energy he poured out when he would sing. The band also recorded two CDS that did well in the gospel music Industry.

By 1998 Vineyard had his second child, a son. He then saw a greater fullness within, through the revelations of the scriptures, which led to him putting on the Rastafarian covenant. He did, however, perform one last time at a major church event. According to Vineyard there will never be a night like that. The vibes was so powerful that night, that after singing the church members asked him to be the Sunday school teacher, and the dean from Hezekiah Walkers Love Fellowship Ministries offered him a scholarship to their bible school. But Vineyard denied both offers. He broke away from the church and wrote the songs "Stolen Legacy" and "You don't have to be like them". In 2001 Vineyard released both songs on his own independent label named Sinai Records. The music got worldwide attention and enjoyed heavy rotation on numerous radio stations throughout New York. He then started doing shows with major artists like Luciano, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton and Ghost.

Vineyard then migrated to Jamaica the heartland of Reggae and lived in Harborview. The birth place of Mrs.Dixon who became his mother figure. While living in Jamaica he made a few trips to Bobo Hill where he would reason with the Prophets and Priests. After Prophet Imos heard Vineyard's songs "Stolen Legacy" and "You don't have to be like them" he told him that Immanuel is calling him. A lot of Vineyard time in Jamaica was also spent in St.Elizabeth.He also did shows throughout Jamaica including St. Elizabeth, Harbor View and Flankers. When it was time to depart Jamaica, he was blessed by the prophets and priests from ZION HILL. They also told him that on his next trip to Jamaica, he should make sure his first stop is Bobo Hill.

Vineyard then went to Florida to headline a major show. What was supposed to be a short visit took some unfortunate turns. He ended up staying in Florida a lot longer than he planned. Vineyard had gotten mixed up with the wrong set of people and even spent some time in jail. The good thing was he got even more inspiration to write more songs about the many tribulations that he faced in Florida.

After three years in Florida, Vineyard linked up with the record company TCOOO (Taking Care of Our Own). Right now he's currently working on a project called "Do You Want to Live" to be released the first week of April 2006. This project is said to be very promising for him, because it has true messages that everyone will be able to relate to in someway.


Rebel Priest

Written By: Vineyard

Am a priest but am a Rebel
Some are God and some are devil
Punnany is the reason for my troubles
It's not my ego
I can't get enough it seems
A simple touch rise it up with ease
But I can't sex away my dreams
Sperm in the streams, always ah water Queens
Yo rudeboy I gotta tell you
Sex sweet, but love principle
When it's sweet in the hole,
dem toes ah curl
But when drama unfolds love turn so cold

I play the field cause am a field Warrior
I keep it real cause am a real Warrior
Hurting ladies, aborted fetus
We break up for reasons but why the future
So many stars never live to shine
I know I can make it one more time
Life is mystic and the concepts devine
More precious more than golden coins

Listen my belove I'm a traveler, this vegetarian can't live without cheddar, live like a pauper not I nor my Queen

I'll be a prisoner, cause man a warrior
Jahson haffi bush out, and Stacy haffi ice
Bling ,bling Coco, Jezreel can't deprieve
African arts, and expensive toys building minds don't destroy...

I gotta hail the warriors from the NYC
Big up the family, yo whaddup Miami
The light of the world reach the West Indies
Rasta run the heavens, run the earth and run the seas
We burn pope benedict and Hercules
And hail Melchzedek the higher Priest
We show them love, but them no want no peace
Give me love, but if it's war, ANY MEANS
Special Request to the Black Nation
Volcano erupt from the Volcan land
From the annex Black sand rise a Thunderstorm
They can't keep me calm, They can't keep me calm


Do You Wanna Live

Written By: Vineyard

Wild roses from the ghettos
You rude as hell, why you won't listen
You don't want no disipline,you don't want no principle
What's up with you? What's up with you?
So you're smoking cigarettes, you drinking and you're clubbing
You popping Ecstasy and you're snorting Cocaine
You were no underwear, you flex so obscence
I hope you live to see your sweet sixteen

Do You Wanna Live?
Tell me!Do You Wanna Live?
Living amongst the dead, you
better know
You only killing yourself(2x)

Killing yourself, shaking your thing
Like a Tambourine, those pretty legs
Dem always opening, you so beautiful
But your insides not clean
Your pregnant with evil, you living a
Careless rose, inside you is a Queen
And she needs to live
We are intelligent beings
Stop bringing our nation down, with
your careless living
For that ah bring down thing


Me sistren, this bitch is the system
That old dirty shitem
But we will be judged for we actions
Hope unuh ah hear me kings
When momma don't care
Sisters don't know
And pappa queer
Brothers need a clue
Hey!Bagga bo just grow the queens
And Jah will see us through
Jah will see us through
If we want to live!


I'm killing myself
Giving myself unto woes
Smoking cigars, and drinking booze
Me can't believe ah dis ah gwan,
me mussy blown a fuse
Meditation bruise, I'm singing the blues.


You Don't Have to be Like Them

Written By: Vineyard

Oh no
If it means you stand alone, take your stand
and mek it go so then, mek it go so then(2x)
Jah we ah defend

Jus kill them with uniqueness, murder dem wit sweetness
And no business none at all
Jah send you come fi done them and dem wickedness
Fire burn dem bad man flex, so dem flip up and fall and dem mother ball
One son she have, brains all over the wall, Ms.Mona weep"Oh God"
she call
Travail like she was giving birth again she ball, Paul was a good boy.


Hold your position! And don't let dem tell you who you are supposed to be, from you be yourself, you are the best you can be
Who you are, nothing but a star, never feel inferior
Not by reasons of your skin color, or any other thing for that matter
Just know that you're more than a conquer
So much more, we are overcomers
Through Immanuel, my God and Savior
Provides everything, so I no lack nor hunger
H.I.M. ah watch mi head, from mi form inna mi mother
So while dem ah judge, I'll be praising Jah.


Education is good, so unuh go to school
In the truth brary you could dig up alot of jewels
If you try I know you would, your brain is a tool
Ignorance and Pride ah move like dem cool
A pity dem no know say a fool dem fool
In the pool of knowledge, dem ah play the mule
Meditate up on this, for this ah Law and Rule
The Law, Law and Golden Rule


(repeat first verse)

Love and Hate could never be friends
Neither can War and Peace make amends
Positive and Negative are two diffrent ends.


"Do You Wanna Live",Rebel Priest, Sak Pase, Thank You Jah, Mama Africa, No Man Should be Alone, Stolen Legacy, You Don't Have to be Like Them,Buss Way,Until,Higher Grade Marijuana.

Set List

1 Set which consist of Ten songs, generally anywhere from one hour and a half sometimes longer.

Rasta is the Highest
No Man Should be Alone
This Women Follow Me
You Don't Have to be Like Them
Stolen Legacy
Mental Chains
Higher Grade Marrijuana
Rebel Priest
Right for Me
Thank You Jah