King Benj-I, music creator, writer, recording artist, guitarist and performer, started his musical journey in Kingston, Jamaica. By his early twenties, King Benj-I had become a well respected recording artist worldwide. In his early years he worked with well known producers such as: Henry\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Junjo\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Laws, Jo Jo, Whittey and bands such as Revolution, Roots Radics, High Times & Black Culture. Recorded for Legendary recording studios in Jamaica, Channel One, Harry J & King Tubby.
Some of King Benj-I’s first shows was in Kingston, JA for producer Henry Junjo Laws, Portmore Reggae Festival, Odeon Theater, some shows in the Countryside of Jamaica. King Benj-I started his own recording label “Solid Rock” in JA with Raymond Smith who produced his first classic hit single “Crazy Lover”. & Poor Can't Take No More, which was his first single.
A personal friend of Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Tinga Stuart, Latty Guzang, Errol Dunkley, Josey Wales, Papa Toyan, Lee Van Cliff, Reggae Giants whom he grew up and worked with. His works and successes have earned him the right to be among the Reggae Greats. In ‘84, King Benj-I left Jamaica for the United States, to conduct a world tour starting in the US for his hit single \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Crazy Love\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"with Roots Radics Band, where they played several states through out the US, Mexcio & Canada.
His outlook on life and his concern about derogatory lyrics, influence progressive people as they give him Nuff respect. His message, style and charisma is original. as he takes his music to higher heights. Read article in Reggae Report from 1995-1999, and his review in Dub Missive earned him the title “A New King of Reggae Music " 1998 & 1999 issues, Beat Magazine 2000 & 2001 issues, Jamaica Star,April 200 issue..Home News Tribune Sept. 2004 issue. Caribbean Life, May 2006 issue.. The Cover of IView Magazine April 2008 issue. He had star billing with R & B Legends Ray, Goodman & Brown. First Reggae Artist to headline along with Positive Power Band, Jah Love & The Survivors and Rock & Roll’s best, NJ’s own Bruce Springsteen at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ. King went on to play Synphony Hall in Newark, NJ There he played alongside Mary Baracka, Leroy Jones, Black Democratic
Connection, De La Sole, Jessica Corrum, Poet Paramore, Bouncing Soul, the Calabash Sisters and Bigga Thomas Group
King went on to release albums such as; Reggae Girl, Outrage, Who Rule and Racial Profiling., singles, such as; Girl Like You, Hail Up King Selassie-I, Don’t Hurt My Love and Jah is the Assurance. His new works, ready for release. is album, ”Musical Revelation”.King Benj-I has contributed to numerous charitable events, to name a few: Hurricane Gilbert Relief Fund, for aid to Jamaica. Fireman’s Benefit for the Perth Amboy, NJ Fire Department, Marlboro Physchiatric Hospital, NJ Reggae Festivals: The Festival of Four Directions in Tuba City, Arizona, (on the Hope Indian Reservation,) World Reggae Festival in Wichita, Kansas, Reggae Sunsplash in North Carolina, African American Festivals, Garden State Arts Center, NJ (the first reggae artist
to play at Arts Center). Performances at Symphony Hall, Robert Treat Hotel, NJ, Trump Plaza, Atlantic City, NJ , The Armory, in
Perth Amboy, NJ Colleges: King College, Montclair, NJ, Livingston College, NJ, Rutgers College, NJ
His remarkable stlye, truthful lyrics and upbeat rhythms differentiate him from many others as he rides on any rhythm track. He has always shown remarkable flexibility along with a unique one-of-a-kind sound on many different rhythm tracks.
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