Written by. Chalise Macklin
In the early 2000’s Elephant Man and Sean Paul helped Dancehall music make a resurgence into popular culture and mainstream music. These days, Rhianna and Drake are carrying the torch, but rising Dancehall star, Jahmiel Foster plans to carry the genre further than its ever gone before.
“I see nothing but greatness in the near future major platforms for artists like myself especially, after what Drake is doing. Music is life. It’s all about my type of music being promoted to the fullest,” said Jahmiel.
The Dancehall singer was born in Portmore, Jamaica and was hit with the music bug at the tender age of 4. He has been writing his own music since he was a young boy and has been true the genre from day one.
“I keep it realistic. I sing from personal experience with an up-tempo beat, and positivity because I’m high energy,” said Jahmiel.
His hard work and original style is paying off. He is not only gaining notoriety overseas, he has been added into rotation in the U.S. Bet Soul is one of the major music platforms introducing Jahmiel’s sound to American listeners.
“I always bring something new to the table from Dancehall, R&B, and Reggae. I don’t follow trends; I follow my heart and make positive music,” said Jahmiel.
The Jamaica native doesn’t just make music for people to dance to he also focuses on how it will help them overcome adversity.
“I like when people feel in a positive way. I want to lift their spirits and help people grow through a certain struggle. I do music people can relate and be inspired by in a positive way,” the singer said.
Jahmiel is preparing to take is inspirational music on the road. He will spend two weeks in Europe at the top of 2017 as well as release his debut album.
“The sky is the limit. I believe what you put in is what you put out. I’m expecting great years (in the music business). I’m doing what I do best, which is making music. I’m just optimistic,” Jahmiel said.
His debut album is titled ‘Khemistry’. The sound captures traditional Dancehall music, but with his personal high- energy spin on it.
“I’m creating a new page. I doing it for my genre, but creating a new page. I’m hoping to open some new doors.”
Jahmiel plans to build on what other legendary Dancehall singers have accomplished and create his own legacy at the same time. The New Year is already shaping up to be a great year for Jahmiel. He has tour dates in Canada, Grenada, Bahamas, and the Caymans. He plans to do a few shows in the US in 2017 as well. Go to ITunes and all other music platforms to get familiar with Jahmiel’s music so you can sing along with the Dancehall musician who “got next.”