After more than ten years as a producer, dotting the charts with a slate of hit songs, Adrian Locke is expanding on his musical capabilities.
Now expanding on his talents, Locke is now known as recording artiste Jahfrican. Last August he released the song Ole Friend which was produced LockeCity Music Group.
“The inspiration behind Ole Friend really came from a lack of physical socializing during the early stages of the pandemic. Locked inside and really longing to see some longtime friends,” said Jahfrican.
He explained why he decided to pursue music as an artiste.
“I started singing dub plates for my selector friends, singing sound-clash versions of popular AfroBeat songs, just for fun. I remember doing the first one for Little Shabba for BoomClash as well as Tony Matterhorn. It wasn’t until Ricky Trooper called me one morning and complimented me about some dubplates that he heard that I did. Thats when I realised how serious I should be taking my talent.”
Jahfrican shared what he is bringing to the table musically.
“African heritage and lifestyle, blended seamlessly with Jamaican culture to give my listeners a unique sound. That’s the best way to describe the style that I bring. Afro-Dancehall is what they call the sound, instruments from the motherland, artfully blended with that hardcore dancehall/reggae feel from yard,” said Jahfrican.
Jahfrican said music and entertainment have always been a part of his DNA.
“Entertainment has been in my blood ever since I can remember. My father was into stage production and theater. My brothers, Steve and Andrew, both of whom I look up to immensely, have been the corner stone of many of Jamaica’s top artistes including Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer and Elephant Man among others.
“Jamaican dancehall is more than a genre. It is a lifestyle, a culture which brings people together. A culture which I’ve grown up on, listening to songs that have had an impact on my personal development and lifestyle. Now that I’m an artist I want to amplify this lifestyle to the world,” said Jahfrican.