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FROM THE CAYMAN ISLANDS TO JAMAICA, JAH SHAWN AIMS TO TOP HIS GAME!

 AFTER seven years living and working the Cayman Islands’ tiny dancehall scene, deejay Jah-Shawn is determined to make a mark in Jamaica.

The Seaview-reared artist returned home four years ago and has been recording steadily for different producers.

Top A Wi Game with singjay Jahvinci and Mi Money Nuff are his latest crack at the local breakthrough.

“Wi jus’ a concentrate pon put out some good tune ’cause wi really waan do good a yard,” said Jah-Shawn.

Though he has been recording since he was 12 years old, most of his success has come in Cayman where he recorded for local producers and performed on shows like the Cayman Jazz and Blues Festival.

While he kept busy in Cayman, the 30-year-old entertainer said the going is slow there for reggae artists.

“Dem love reggae an’ dancehall bad but the marketing not there. The people love the music but dem not going go out an’ buy it,” he told the Observer.

Jah-Shawn (Andre Cousins) grew up in a community that produced a number of dancehall heavyweights, including Shabba Ranks and Bounty Killer.

His biggest influence, however, was his uncle, a little-known deejay named Mr P who is from Bog Walk in St Catherine.

Money wey wi Want and Gideon Bus Now are among his previous songs.

–By Howard Campbell

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