!!!! ATTENTION!!!!! THIS IS NOT CONCERNING MY DECENT HONEST SC FOLLOWERS-FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS !!! MY MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD IS FREE WAVE FILE DOWNLOAD "ONLY" FOR MY SOUNDCLOUD FOLLOWERS & FOLLOWING " LATELY I FOUND OUT THAT MY MUSIC IS "SILENTLY" BEING DOWNLOADED OFFLINE" WITHOUT "LIKING " COMMENTING OR REPOSTING THEM HERE ON SOUNDCLOUD, I AM NOW EVALUATING THE CURRENT MANNER IN WHICH I AM GIVING AWAY MY MUSIC FOR FREE.....MY "FREE" DOWNLOAD" POLICY WILL STILL CONTINUE BUT STARTING TODAY I WILL BE "BLOCKING" ANYONE THAT DOWNLOAD MY MUSIC WHO IS "NOT" FOLLOWING - FOLLOWER OF MINE... ALSO ALL DOWNLOADERS "MUST" PUT "LIKES" ON THE TRACKS THEY DOWNLOAD THAT IS NOT ASKING FOR TOO MUCH IF YOU ARE A "HONEST" INDIVIDUAL.. !! ..BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE THE TRACKS YOU DOWNLOADED WHY ARE YOU REFUSING TO FOLLOW ME , OR REPOST THAT SAME TRACK OR TRACKS YOU DOWNLOADED ??? NEW POLICY AS OF SEPT 1ST 2014 IF YOU TRY TO DOWNLOAD TRACK AND CAN'T AND YOU ARE VERIFIED FOLLOWERS OF MINE PLEASE INBOX ME AND I WILL ALLOW YOU TO FREELY DOWNLOAD THAT TRACK ... .. I DEPEND ON THE GOODWILL OF DECENT SC MEMBER AS A GAUGE TO KNOW IF SOUNDCLOUD IS THE RIGHT OR WRONG PLACE FOR MY MISSION OF UPLIFTING HEARTS AND MINDS !!!! !! !!!!!!.... MANY THANKS TO MY LOYAL HONEST FOLLOWERS ; THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE , THEY GIVE ME THE NECESSARY INSPIRATION TO SACRIFICE COSTLY HOURS MAKING “MESSAGE MUSIC” AS SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF "GOOD PEOPLE," WHICH IS MY ORDAINED MISSION ASSIGNED BY JAH-GOD ; HE PROMISE TO REWARD ME THROUGH A "HIGHER ORDER" THAN CASH MONEY, AND CARNAL PLEASURES !!
I have been making music for a long time with no interest whatsoever in being "signed" by a MAJOR LABEL recording company or Indie Label regardless of any amount of money they would be willing to offer; my reason is my SOUL is not for sale, "MY SOUL" will be FOREVER under "MY CONTROL" ...I belong to no "organized" religion so I don't really attend churches, mosque, temples, or synagogues etc, I believe in Jah -God and obeying the mystical spiritual laws of his universe.. . I was once a Major Label “insider” meaning: I was involved as far as anyone with the Major for many years, purposely avoiding having any contractual ties with them although working musically with numerous artists that were “signed” to them or later got signed …
Although I am a US citizen that spend literally all my life living in the USA ironically my break into the professional music scene began on a sojourn in Jamaica West Indies when I was approximately 10 years old and teamed up as a duo with a friend; we gained popularity after performing at numerous live concerts venues and was encouraged by the audience who heard us to go audition at one of the main studios in Jamaica: at that particular time we went to a major Jamaican music label located in West Kingston, it felt like we won the lotto when we were given a high passing grade by the audition manager to join the label , we recorded a single for the company but I have no idea what happened to that song…Nevertheless we were allowed to visit the studio any evening after school. There I had the golden opportunity to be present when many reggae legendary superstars like Sir John Holt "masterfully singing” with soulful emotion creating hits after hits in the UK and Jamaica, these stalwart legends were “singing” not making the ragga ragga “chatty chatty” noises now referred to as singing in Jamaica today.. That early exposure to those internationally known Reggae superstar “SINGERS” instilled in me an understanding that creating good music is not a fly-by-night computer thing , although I am a DAW expert instructor –trainer , nevertheless it takes great devotion of learning the “rudiments of music” humbly listening intently and absorbing from those musical giants i met whatever information and tips they were willing to pass on to me a “little youth man” as they affectionately refereed to me because of my younger age . I later joined many bands and vocal groups doing live performances sometimes as “front man” lead singer , or musician.
I have met and worked with countless artists in the USA that has made millions of dollar as major label artists.. Paradoxically I spent thousands of dollars out of my pocket from a 9-5 job in corporate America to build a sound proof professional studio, containing everything you can imagine a person would need to make pre-post production music. I clearly understand why most folks make music for monetary profit but so far over many years I have been doing do the complete opposite .
All my family roots are embedded in New York long before I was born, so I never returned to Jamaica ... In reality I know very little about the "current" Jamaican culture which has changed vastly from the one I knew in the 70s although what I absorb there never leaved my existence.. I have traveled extensively throughout the USA acquiring “hands on” audio engineering-mixing-mastering experience from internationally renowned producers-audio engineers who were friends and mentors I met during my long musical journey.. In addition I did training in the “theory and techniques" of Mixing & Mastering. I proficiently play bass guitar, acoustic-electric guitar, keyboard and percussion, and have written hundreds of songs...
Over the past 18 years I have produced several artists in the genre of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Reggae in NYC gaining invaluable experience as a producer -musician never submitting any of my PERSONAL independent work to a Major Label company, or do radio payola, nor hang out in perverted promotional circles so chances are you have never heard any of my “pre internet” productions on commercial media.. Going on three years now I have totally given up producing any artist and is currently focused on " me the artist” again : I always wanted go back to being an artist while producing other artists but such was never possible before now…Happy to know you if you have read this far, much thanks and respect! Stay tuned to my SoundCloud page :-) JAH Blessings!! Jam York