Micah Shemaiah Biography

Micah Shemaiah

Micah Shemaiah Biography

Micah Shemaiah, born Micah Shemaiah Abrahams in 1981, at Jubilee Hospital, Dread Heights, Kingston, Jamaica, is a roots reggae artist whose music radiates the realness and messages of roots while pushing the boundaries with his distinctive sound and conscious lyrics. Determination, passion, and a deep connection to his roots have pathed his journey from the start, leading him to become a well-respected figure in reggae.

He was raised in Kingston City, Jamaica. This environment exposed him to the sounds of reggae, ska, dancehall, and roots. His household was filled with legendary artists like Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, and Dennis Brown, who would all would go on to influence his own music.

From the start of his musical journey, he promised to deliver the great sounds of reggae that we have all come to love. Coming from the original home of the sound, Kingston City and growing up in a Rastafarian house of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. His name, Micah Shemaiah, means ‘One who fears the Almighty’ and ‘One who loves the Almighty,’ and he lives that in his everyday life.

The talent
As a teenager, he began developing his musical skills, starting with singing in his local church choir and participating in school talent shows. The passion he had for music made him try different instruments, including the guitar and drums, but he soon discovered a skill for songwriting. Inspired by the conscious lyrics of reggae, he started crafting his own songs, using music as a means of self-expression and social commentary.

Micah Shemaiah’s big break came when he caught the attention of producers with his raw talent and authentic sound. In 2013, he released his debut album, “Dread At The Control,” which received a lot of love for its powerful lyrics and infectious melodies. The album showcased Micah Shemaiah’s ability to mix traditional roots with new sounds, earning him recognition as a rising star in reggae.

In the years that followed, he continued to develop his skills, releasing successful singles and collaborating with other artists. The album, “Roots I Vision,” released in 2016, furthered his reputation as a thought-provoking singer. Each project he has created has pushed the boundaries of reggae, experimenting with different beats and styles while also staying true to his roots.

More recently, in 2022, “Still” was released with Zion I Kings; songs like “Wicked Babylon,” “Angels In Zion,” and the title track “Still” all stood out, showing his consistency. Then, in 2023, he collaborated with Evidence Music on the album, “Jamaica Jamaica,” Pauzeradio reviewed the title track to that album. Both of these releases had a lot of support worldwide and gained great feedback from radio DJs and music lovers, proving that the consistency of quality roots music is firmly in Shemaiah’s corner. You can find these albums in the Pauzeradio reggae vinyl shop.

Worldwide impact
His songs are known for containing very powerful messages of faith and truth and rights and his lyrics address issues including poverty, inequality, and corruption, often reflecting the realities of life in Jamaica and the world in general. He uses his platform and reach to push for social change, inspiring people all over the world to stand up for their rights and what they believe in.

Micah Shemaiah has toured a lot, performing at big events in Europe and around the world, festivals like Rototom Sunsplash, Reggae Jam, Uprising Reggae Festival, Uppsala Reggae Festival, Sziget Festival, Enter the Dancehall Festival, Rootsbase Festival, Reggae Geel, Reggae Camp, Zwarte Cross among many other festivals and venues.

Driving force
He is a regular feature here on Pauzeradio, often in rotation in the Unique Reggae Mix Show that Gav Pauze creates. Pauze stated, “Ever since I first heard Micah Shemaiah, I just knew that his music was right for my radio shows; the message he shares with us and the quality of the productions are just perfect for the works we do here.”

Micah Shemaiah continues to be consistent with his music in the world of reggae, with a number of incredible albums and collaborations under his belt. His commitment to his craft and his passion for social change make sure that his music will continue to inspire and uplift people for many years to come. With each new project, he remains true to his roots while pushing the boundaries of what reggae can achieve.

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Micah Shemaiah Biography written by Gav Pauze / Pauzeradio PR Services.

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