Words by LargeUp Crew—
We never know where Jahdan Blakkamoore will turn up next. A small sampling of the eclectic singjay’s recent catalog includes a reunion with Smif N Wessun (on whose classic “Soundbwoy Bureill” remix he appeared on back in the day), a riveting unplugged performance with Brooklyn Shanti and a tribute to the “Queen of the Forest” with Chicago’s Illuminati Congo. And that’s not even mentioning his songwriting credits for Major Lazer and Snoop Lion—whose “Lighters Up” featured more vocals from an uncredited Blakkamoore than it did Snoop himself.
Through it all, he remains down with Noble Society, the Brooklyn-based reggae/dancehall/hip-hop outfit he’s been a part of since the ’90s (back when he was still better known as the BlakHeart Skavenger). Though not an official Noble Society release minus the presence of rapper Delie, “Dont’ Violate” sees Jahdan reconnect with Noble producer Fuego Campo for a heavy electro heater that reminds us real badman move in silence.
ABB Records has just dropped the single, which you can buy here, but they’ve also given us a link with a free download for the first 100 listeners from LargeUp. Once it reaches 100 downloads, giveaway done! So don’t violate, and click the player below.