Ponder over Jamaica’s D-Major’s ‘Real know real bout yah’
Kingston, Jamaica-born D-Major’s ‘Real Know Real’ is one of my personal favourites… His song, ‘Real know Real’ is indeed that inspirational; deep in lyrics, real talks, just in love with this song.
He is known in real life as Damian Codlin, but musically, D-Major. He grew up listening to his mother’s R&B and Reggae collection of EPs.
D-Major’s first authored material dubbed; ‘Tell Me Who’ was produced by prominent guitarist, Ernie Wilks. His genre of music can be described as a mix between Lovers Rock, Reggae, R&B and Soul.
His run with Reggae icon, King Yellowman at a local supermarket was an early inspiration to starting his music career. He started out as lead vocal of Q-T (Quality and Togetherness), a quintet, while attending Calabar High School.
He later launched his solo career in 2005.
Currently signed unto VPAL Records; soon after releasing his solo debut, D-Major visited the infamous Big Yard Studio, in Kingston Jamaica, where he sang the song, ‘People Make the World Go Around’; he was invited to join the Big Yard family.
While under the management of Big Yard Studio and Record Label, D-Major recorded his 3 original singles, ‘People Make the World Go Round’, ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Won’t Separate’ in 2007 probably.
In 2008, his songs, ‘Speak the Truth’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough’ topped the charts and saw D-Major sharing stage with international talents like James Ingram, Jeffrey Osborne, Ginuwine, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, and Sean Paul.
Consistently releasing hit songs; D-Major’s musical contribution and talent was recognized by the local music industry in Jamaica and earned him a nomination in the 2008’s Best New Artiste category at The Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award.
His collaboration with Christopher Martin and Agent Sasco on ‘Real Friends’ and also, with Busy Signal and Richie Loops on ‘Party Like It’s Your Birthday’; these hits helped to propel D-Major to mainstream success in Jamaica and on the international music scene.
He joined the panel of judges of Television Jamaica’s Digicel Stars lending positive influence and musical expertise to the rising Jamaican music stars in the summer of 2012.
Upon the premiere of the music video for his hit single, ‘Girl of My Dreams’, it became a stronghold on local and international charts including Idha-ya Taifa 92FM in Kenya, one of the oldest radio stations with the farthest reach in that country.
D-Major’s popularity has since continued to raise in Kenya and other African nations such as Ghana and Zimbabwe as well love and support from Japan, UK and Europe.
And on December 1, 2012; D-Major signed an exclusive management deal with Supreme Pedigree with projects including his long-awaited ‘It’s Major’ album as well as promotional tours to Africa, UK and Europe.
scheduledto be in stores on May 28 under distribution deal with VPAL Records, ‘It’s Major‘ is available on iTunes with songs like ‘I can’t make you love me’, ‘That’s what love is about’, ‘Let her go’, ‘Girl of my dream’, ‘I will never walk away’, and ‘Woman’, a few to mention.
After completion of his headlining European tour in September 2014, which was a major success; “We also plan to travel to the USA and into the Caribbean. Territories that embrace my music,” D-Major had shared.
He performed for audiences in 9 cities, 5 countries across Europe as the only act for each of these shows.
The album’s singles that have been released to date have been increasing in popularity on the local and international music scene, especially ‘Real Know Real’, ‘Naked’ and ‘No More Distance’ featuring Busy Signal.
The video for Real Know Real has already been released and the other two are currently being planned.
His musical influences are Sam Cooke, Beres Hammond, R Kelly and Stevie Wonder.
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