Artist Biography: Jah Wyz
With a voice that can turn its hand to Reggae, Afrobeats, and Dancehall, and with lyrical skills to match, Jah Wyz is a force to be reckoned with – and an artist whose craft has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years.
Jah Wyz’s musical journey began in Accra, Ghana. As a youth, he taught himself music, which is something that’s always been a passion for him. He crafted his style on the Reggae sounds coming out of Jamaica – and while attending college, furthered his endeavours to create the artist Jah Wyz we see today.
His lyrics are always conscious and he cites some of the artists who inspired him as being Anthony B, Sizzla, Jah Mason, Morgan Heritage, Eric Donaldson, Turbulence, and Norris Man:
One of his stand-out tracks is his freestyle Congo Natty Dread – the video of which was filmed on an amateur camera. But it sparked attention, as he shows his abilities excellently. You can watch the video here.
Since then, he has produced many Reggae cuts – featuring on numerous riddims including Mama Don’t Cry (across Roadblokk Record’s Love Taking Over Riddim), The Coming Of Jah (across Forever Music’s Sanity Riddim), and Life Is a Journey (across Anotha One Production’s Forgive I Jah Riddim) and not forgetting the huge hit Rally Round (across Anotha One Productions Meditation Riddim).
Jah Wyz has worked with Anotha One on many occasions. He said of this partnership:
“Working with Anotha One is a great plus for my career. It’s taken it to another level in the business after meeting up with them. I guess Anotha One understands the business and how its supposed to be done. Believing in the artist’s art is the most important part of the journey and with Anotha One I think they’ve got all the qualities to direct and lead an artist to their destination. I am glad that an international company joined my Ranking Family ”.
Jah Wyz doesn’t always just focus on his Roots Reggae influences, though. The track My Life – discussing growing up in Ghana – has more of an RnB feel to it. Hummer is distinctly Afrobeats, but with some EDM twists; Ah Who Dem invokes vibes reminiscent of Dancehall, while Why Not with legendary Shatta Wale crosses those boundaries in AfroDancehall.
He said of his musical diversity:
“The song My Life was the start of my musical career. As a versatile artist I don’t want to be locked into one box. I love to explore other genres too, which is easier to do because of the versatility I possess as an artist”.
His tracks have also featured as remixes by UK-based DnB/Hardcore producer Vandal – showing that Jah Wyz’s inimitable style can turn its hand to any genre.
His vocal abilities see him produce an expressive and gritty vocal. Sitting comfortably in both baritone and tenor registers, he can work easily around complex melodies and rhythms, while maintaining enunciation and tonal accuracy. A good example is the track My Race (across 2021’s Where Di Money Riddim).
Overall, Jah Wyz said his:
“Music is purely a reflection of my life story and things I see around me. I create it for the uplifting of the people, both physical and spiritual. All music has the power to connect us, to heal us, and to help us find our place in the world. So, I think my passion for music is an inborn thing which has been part of me since infancy. I love doing what brings joy and satisfaction to my soul and I think music is the only thing that brings this. I am hoping to change the world and free the captivated souls”.
Jah Wyz is a highly unique talent with a natural and unwavering mission to bring about lasting change through his craft. He’s one to watch – and is available for Dub Plates, interviews, and live performances.
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Jah Wyz Biography By Mr Topple / Pauzeradio PR Services (19th October 2023)