Even at this stage, and as clichÃƒÂ© as it may sound, Major Myjah is definitely a force to be reckoned with. He says it best, "My name is Myjah and I’m Major" While most young artists add "Lil" in front of their name like Lil Bow Wow, Lil Romeo, Lil Wayne and Lil Mama, this one gets "Major". His lyrics, "I want to be with you, cause you shine in the dark" seem surreal coming from the pen of an 11-year old. Reality check! There’s nothing surreal or far out about this pint size artist, Major Myjah.
With musical influences like Bob Marley, The Beatles, Jay-Z, Nas, and Eminem it’s natural for Myjah to bring forth lyrics that are beyond his years. In fact, the first song he ever sang freestyle was so deep that Reggae veteran Freddie McGregor and his manager Barry Clarke instantly gave him his moniker, Major Myjah; he was a wee 4 years old.
There is a strong buzz in the industry about Major Myjah, and many producers are showing an interest in this pint sized artist whose international pop style is reminiscent of a crossover artist like Shaggy. He’s already been produced by Genius, Leroy "Baarbe" Romans and Grammy winning Producer, Tony Kelly. Myjah is very ambitious and is currently preparing for his "work day" in the studio with seasoned producers Stephen McGregor, T. Mix of Cash Money Records, J.R Rothem and several others.
This rising superstar has been singing and writing since infancy. Now a sixth grader, MJ, as he prefers to be called by his peers, has several original self-penned songs in his repertoire and has co-written with songwriters Shema McGregor, Charles Harris and Red Rat. He also hasan unreleased music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQHyNTSOQ1Y his current single, "My Sunshine" directed by well-known director Jay Will.
Major Myjah sports a Mohawk and loves to sing, dance, rap and play video games. MJ has so much energy that his family enrolled him in basketball to burn some of it off, but this true music lover prefers to spend time burning up his guitar.
MJ’s parents are musically inclined as one is an international reggae artist( Bounty Killer ) and the other is a music industry executive. However, they prefer to downplay their role in Myjah’s career so that he can shine on his own merit as well as feel free to develop his own style. With self-penned lyrics like "Yes, I’m a Super Star," Major Myjah will not have any problems shining.
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