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J. Carrington


Splatter House Records
PO Box 1981
St. Thomas, VI 00803

(340) 777-1762

Jahman (J. Carrington) is a chanter from the island of St. Thomas who first surfaced on the 2000 Splatter House Records release Poverty Struggle. Jahman lashes out poignant lyrics over some serious dancehall and Hip-Hop riddims to give his music a style that is unique among STX artists.

The Music

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In 2000, Jahman joined forces with Splatter House Records to release his debut album Poverty Struggle.  He can also be heard on the 2002 compilation Rastafied Hip-Hop, as well as having contributed one selection on the Talkin' Roots Vol. II album.  2004 saw the release of his second full-length album Reggae International, in which he collaborates with numerous artists including Bambu Station, Batch and Pressure. Rasta Endure is Jahman's most recent studio album.  For more information, click on one of the images below.  

Jahman - Reggae International Jahman - Poverty Struggle
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One of the most prominent and sought after voices of reggae music in the Virgin Islands is the raspy vocal stylings of Jahman. Born Jabari Carrington on September 18, 1976, Jahman was raised by his grandmother in Contant, St. Thomas. After attending grade school and socializing with peers, it was inevitable that Jahman would migrate from the hills of Contant to the turf of Garden Street. It was there he found a rhyme and a reason to explore the depths of reggae music. As Jahman matured, he realized that he wanted to be a positive influence despite the many obstacles and negative generalizations he received from many. As a means of achieving this goal, he turned to reggae music and began seeking faith in Rastafari. Like many, he was initially nurtured at Christian ceremonies every Sunday with his grandmother, but as he came into his own, he gravitated towards the calling.

Jahman has been an avid listener of reggae music most of his life, and credits Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, Shabba Ranks, and more recently, Mad Cobra, Sizzla Kalonji, Buju Banton and Notch (formerly of Born Jamericans) as his influences. Jahman has been writing and performing for over a decade, and has represented the Virgin Islands at countless reggae concerts and festivals throughout the Caribbean and the United States. In recent years he toured the East Coast for six weeks with Richie Spice and opened for Morgan Heritage at the Reichhold Center for the Arts in St. Thomas, as well performed at the star-studded Tempo Turns 2 event in St. Croix.

You can hear some of his poignant lyrics and enticing vocals on any of his four studio albums Poverty Struggle, Reggae International, Life as an Artist, and most recently Rasta Endure. RAlthough Jahman spits mostly conscious lyrics, his albums are laced with tracks featuring catchy hooks that uplift the youth, celebrate women, embrace Rasta Livity, and encourage righteous living.

Coupling his robust involvement in reggae music with maintaining a higher meditation has kept Jahman grounded, helping him to overcome many challenges and to acquire a resilient spirit on and off the mic. Jahman has the voice of a lion and a style all his own, that guarantees this humble soldier of Jah many more blessed years of success. 

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Promotional Photos
Jahman - Live at VI Reggae Festival 2001 Jahman - Live at VI Music Festival 2002 Jahman - Live at VI Music Festival 2002

VI Music Fest 2001

VI Music Fest 2002


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