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Elijah Prophet

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Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies

Elijah Prophet was born and raised in Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies. At a young age, Elijah began singing under the mentoring of Garnet Silk and Uton Green. These years were spent in the cool hills of Parish of Manchester. At the time, Garnet Silk was unknown to the world of music and was djing under the name Bimbo. Singer Uton Green took on the dual role of godfather and teacher and remains to this day a mentor to Elijah. The next step was in 1991, when Garnett Silk would take Elijah to Courtney Coles Roof Talent Show every year and Elijah would sing with the band. These live appearances helped Elijah earn a reputation as a singer with a powerful voice and a strong stage performance.

Elijah first visited a recording studio in 1996 with producer Jimmy Hinds. This session produced the singles Mr. Badman and Mankind. The same year, Elijah Prophet received the Best New Artist award in the Stone Love star search contest. This award caught the attention of other Jamaican producers, leading to a series of singles like: I Can See Dem, Burn Down The Walls Of Babylon and War A Gwaan. These conscious and often unapologetic nature of Elijahs lyric drew immediate attention especially in the recordings like Shatter, where a parallel is drawn between in the street gunman and police . When asked about this, Elijah responded: Look, it dosent matter who you are. Whether you got a license to kill or you dont have a license to kill, every man with gun is a gunman.

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