The Federation Sound


Reggae / DubDancehallPopInterview
120 minsFirst aired 16 Aug 2017
Next The Federation Sound Wed at 2:00pm EDT
Courtesy of Jahmiel

Positive vibes only: the rising MC and singer-songwriter discusses finding his groove at the intersection of pop, dancehall and reggae.

You might know Jahmiel from the loping guitar line and surging, aquatic bass of his inescapable 2016 single “Where Were U.” Growing up singing along to Bob Marley, Buju Banton and Sizzla, the artist formerly known as Culture Jamiel held his first performance at the tender age of 7, after a family friend heard his vocal chops and recommended him for the stage. By age 12, his father brought him to the studio to record his first official single, and he took his talents to massive music festivals like Champions in Action and West Kingston Jamboree. For this episode, he joins Max Glazer in the studio to chart his rapid rise with hits like 2015’s bittersweet “Gain the World” and the uplifting “True Colors.” Jahmiel also shouts out the family members and neighbors who have helped him realize his potential and talks about his upcoming new album.

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