Renaissance Bwoy: Check Out Melo-X’s “God Magic”

March 15, 2013

Words by Tasha Brownโ€”

Melo-X God Magic

Melo-X, the East Flatbush, Brooklyn-raised Jamaican, wears many hats. Fresh off his recent collaborative LP with singer Jesse Boykins III, the rapper/DJ/producer (and cousin of Jah Vinci, formerly of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire), has a new EP on the way, GOD: LoFI.

But before the album drops, Melo-X has releasedย โ€œGod Magic.โ€ The track puts the story of his journey to sound waves, recounting his humble beginnings. As he puts it, his constant hustle and grind over the years can only be explained by โ€œGod Magic.โ€

Now, let the spirit move you even more and check out Melo-Xโ€™s self-directed GOD: LoFI visual piece video. Truly an artist in many different senses of the word, Melo is also the party starter (along with Jasmine Solano) behind Electric Punanny, the NYC dancehall fete thatโ€™s full of popping, grinding, and dutty wining. But in case you havenโ€™t partied with him yet, no worries. Heโ€™ll be DJing at our second annual Winter Music Massive on Thursday, March 21 at Blackbird Ordinary in Downtown Miami, along with his Electric Punanny partner-in-crime, Jasmine Solano. Melo-X will surely bless you with his โ€œGod Magicโ€ โ€“ dancehall vibes and all. Donโ€™t miss outโ€”RSVP at

In the meantime, check out his โ€œCooked Foodโ€ video for a good laugh. Itโ€™s an oldie but goodie. He schools his band, โ€œThe Redd Strypesโ€ on how to keep it sizzlinโ€™ for the ladies.