This life journey for Blvk H3ro began in the community of Waterford in the Sunshine City of Portmore, home of the legendary Vybz Kartel. He is the elder of two sons for his father, a Deacon, and his mother who is an Evangelist. The church provided his earliest musical exposure and is responsible for much of the energy in his eclectic sound.
He started playing the drums at 8 years old, and by the age 13 he was singing on the youth choir at church, which provided a space for him to nurture his artistic talents. His musical abilities were further enhanced while he was as a student at Excelsior High School where he became a staple on talent shows and concerts, always seeking platforms to hone his creative gifts.
After high school he enrolled at the Portmore Community College to study Information Technology but soon had to withdraw and seek employment at a financial institution in order to support his family and his craft.
The decision to leave corporate Jamaica after only a few years in order to fulfill his purpose as a recording and performing artiste was a key moment in the young singer’s life, and is when he became Blvk H3ro.
Career & Notable Accomplishments
H3ro began his career as a recording artiste in 2012, working alongside independent Label Mhaadboxx Productions (MBP). His first major recognition came through a musical collaboration with Jasoul and polish rappers Full House for the Jewunalia festival in Poland. Not only did it result in the song of the festival, but it also represented the first multi-lingual collaboration in Polish and Jamaican Patwa.
He later released 2 singles, ‘Live This Life’ & ‘Downtown’, which generated considerable buzz among the community of young reggae fans inspiring him to release an autobiographical freestyle on Major Lazer‘s smash riddim for ‘Get Free’ entitled ‘My Story’.
The sound was a hit, resulting in Major Lazer giving official endorsement to the young artiste by posting his remix for their millions of fans to enjoy. It racked up 500,000 plays in a matter of days, inspiring H3ro to release his first collection of recordings in 2015, a showcase of his emerging sound titled ‘Reggae Soul’. That project generated several commendations for songwriting from influential blogs and music industry critics.
The following year in celebration of International Weed Day, more popularly known as 4/20, Blvk H3ro released an EP entitled "THC: The Herb Connoisseur" along with a video for the lead single "H3rb" that received over 10,000 views within one week.
2016 saw the formation of Reggae Soul Band, a handpicked selection of talented young Jamaican musicians ready to rock the world and in the summer of 2017 he did just that, successfully completing a tour of Europe making stops at the prestigious Reggae Jam Festival in Germany and the Reggae Geel Festival in Belgium to promote his hot new single ‘Feet Don’t Fail’ from his long anticipated full-length debut titled ‘The Immortal Steppa’.
That project is due for release in 2018 and already there is great anticipation building for the arrival of Blvk H3ro.
His power is intensifying with each memorable performance and every song released is building his reputation as a musical artiste of exceptional quality.
Blvk h3ro & reggae soul band
Formed in 2016, this hand-picked selection of musicians collectively represent the new wave in Jamaican sound, providing the sonic landscape for Blvk H3ro to perform his heroic musical feats.
Guitar / Almando Douglas
Guitar / Delano Gayle
Keyboard, Sampling / Navar Lewin
Keyboard, Sampling / Oshane Lampart
Bass / Phillip Burton
Drums / Demechi Henry
Percussion / Stephen 'Shaquille' Forbes
Sound Engineer / Johnoye 'Shotta Biggs' Bucknor
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