Words by Jesse Serwer—
Popcaan and Mavado are billed as featured artists on the latest Snoop Lion single “Lighters Up,” but astute listeners will note an un-billed Jahdan Blakkamoore figures just as prominently as either dancehall star, or Snoop himself for that matter. And Blakkamoore isn’t just “on the song,” he’s the co-writer on “Lighters Up” and several other tracks from the upcoming Snoop Lion album, Reincarnated. What better time to get reacquainted with the Brooklyn-based, Guyana-born vocalist of Smif-n-Wessun’s “Sound Bwoy Bureill” and Noble Society fame, then?
His team recently sent over this clip of him and guitarist/vocalist Brooklyn Shanti going in on an acoustic version of their tune, “I Know.” We’re wishing there was a smidgen less Autotune on Shanti’s mic, but Jahdan—one of the most underrated reggae singers there is, in our opinion—does his thing, as always. Watch the clip below, and stay tuned for more Jahdan on LargeUp shortly.