Words by Ronnia Cherry
Photo by Liza Mazur
Blvk H3ro (pronounced Black Hero) has been making waves musically, with his soulful songs and electrifying performances, and creatively, with features in content by Levis and BBC1. After years of honing his craft, the Portmore-born reggae rocker is ready to level up with the release of his debut album, Immortal Steppa.
“I’m just a youth that was yearning for knowledge and music became the medium that brought it to me,” says H3ro. “It gave me the ability to express the things I learned through it. I’m channeling energy, and I’m sending it out into the world as sounds and melodies.”
This can be felt in the new album, a culmination of a three-year process beginning high in the hills of St. Andrew, Jamaica, at Skyline Levels Recording Studio. It is tapestry of sounds from classic and modern reggae to jazz and hip hop, with production credits from some of Jamaica’s most promising young talent, and guest appearances by Leno Banton, iotosh and Royal Blu.
Stream Immortal Steppa, out now via NY-based DubShot Records, and check out the video for “Feet Don’t Fail” — directed by Robin Chin & BP Welsh — exclusively premiering here.