NAS 10 Questions with Jabari Mck
This time, we get to know Jabari Mck. His track "Jus Suh Mi Tan" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
Born and raised in Gunz Hill, St. Catherine, Jamaica however most of my days were spent in the community of Fairview, Spanish Town, St. Catherine and Mountain View, St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica. I enjoy composing/writing music and experimenting in cooking for another tasty dish.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
Music as been apart of my life form ever since I can remember, mainly because my father who is a veteran artist (Action Fire) in the dancehall industry. I can remember as a child the joy it brought and had everyone gather around to hear his music being played on the radio, sound systems or on the television. From there I remember beating my moms old water buckets and singing at the top of my voice all day saying to myself this is my direction 'Music'. Moving forward and entering school I'm that one person thats always topping a beat on the desk dropping a freestyle exercising
some bars for my classmates while polishing my skills.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences in the music would be Bob Marley and Popcaan. Growing up hearing my father brought so much different context which then had me look for more to hear to see what else is there being delivered through the music which Bob Marley being Jamaican was a household name my research started there then later on with time and age I was introduced to Popcaan's music which I found his delivery, style and overall presence with each body of work presented was unique and on point in my take.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
My goal, in the music industry I want see how great of a legacy I can create in my genre of music. I'll most definitely be aiming also to create music that motivates and/or save a few souls from the depression, stress or suicidal thoughts my fellow brothers/sisters might be encountering.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
Jam World Entertainment Center, 'Sting'. From I was youth all my friends would share talks about the next big lyrical contender to be presented at Sting that would be aired on December 26 (Boxing day) and how exciting it was when the artists would be in lyrical freestyle battles that would see the crowd erupt with excitement. Vybz Kartel and Movado clash made it clear that as an artist in the Dancehall line up Sting is the place to prove you are indeed the real lyrical contender.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Honestly, I really couldn't say I have a favorite song. I engage with so many different types of music and with a song (or body of work) out there for ever mood or moment a favorite with time became hard to say.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
It was when I was about 18/19 I was booked for a stage show In my home town. I can remember rehearsing all day working on my delivery and stage craft only to show up at the venue and no one was in attendance with the exception of the sound system selectors and two brown dogs.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Going to high school I was the president for the drama club, I was the host for a lot of the events held on the school grounds where I assisted in the planning of each event as well. A group of us got called to represent at a graduation, did our thing and leaving now on our way to a near by shop to buy something to drink I was approached by a fellow classmate she is the one who got the call to say the host of the graduation was calling for me, the host was 'Jenny Jenny' when both myself and my classmate returned to venue I was now in shock to hear that I'll be receiving a scholarship from Sagicor for any art/performance university of my choose.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
Honestly there's nothing about me that my people don't know. I'm not the type to hide stuff I'm straight faword as can be and an entertainer all if not most of the time I enjoy putting a smile on other face.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
A Sheng Yeng and Jabari Mck sound good to me but then theirs also Stalk Ashley and har mesmerizing vocals, would be a honor to also drop a few tracks with legends like popcaan, vybz kartel and eminem and the list goes on...
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