Back to Blakkamoore: Snoop Lion Collaborator Jahdan Goes Unplugged

December 19, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”

Jahdan Shanti

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 Jahdanโ€”one of the most underrated reggae singers there is, in our opinionโ€”does his thing, as always. Watch the clip below, and stay tuned for more Jahdan on LargeUp shortly.