Jah Defender (borm Ricardo Mills) is a Trinidadian reggae singer/Songwriter) Many regard his music as positive. His soothing voice and comforting lyrics have made him a well-liked and admired artist on the rise. The conscious element of Rastafari through Reggae music attracted Ricardo to this genre. Music is an avenue to teach ‘truths and rights’, heritage, and culture, all of which is skillfully delivered through Jah Defender. His lyrical vibration encompasses depth and soul to remind the people of their treasured tradition. Embracing the teachings of Rastafari has allowed him to stay humble and trod with faith and courage, becoming the voice of many.
Since about 1994, a time when Reggae music become popular in Trinidad through artists like Capleton, Sizzla, Anthony B, Luciano, Norris Man, and Garnet Silk which also helped in shaping his musical talent. In 2004 Ricardo entered the professional Reggae scene as Jah Fyah, later changing to
‘Jah Defender’. In his words “Jah Defender stood for a deeper mission”. His blessed talent, creative musical melodies, istinctive sound, and powerful lyrics create timeless music. From the age of 18 he started writing his own songs, today
he has over 300 songs. He has shared the stage with numerous popular artists such as: Morgan Heritage, Jr. Reid, and Chezidek, in addition he has collaborated with other artists, such as Chuck Fender in the song entitled “I love it so”.
His talent is known worldwide and is supported by many people in the music industry; nevertheless he gives all tribute to his fans, as they are the ones that have fueled his desire to continuously thrive in music. While Jah Defender remains an independent artist, he has allied with independent record labels: IsRoyal Records (Canada), 7 Seals Records (France), and Backyard Studios (Trinidad). This diligent, hard working artist is currently working on two upcoming albums simultaneously of which will be internationally received. Songs like “Watch dem inna Babylon”, and “No feel no way” have already received
exceptional reviews. Listening to music from Whitney Houston, Freddie Jackson, Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson
was part of his musical arsenal growing up.
A meeting of minds, peace and spirituality, conscious and uplifting lyrics. Jah Defender has proven to be in a higher musical caliber that will ‘take the world by storm’ – so stay in tune and look out for upcoming projects. His love for music started
from a young age, as he heard the sweet sounds of his Mother’s vocals daily. He then bravely began singing for his classmates in Primary andSecondary schools.
Reggae artiste Jah Defender debut album titled «RASTAMAN RISE» is available now on iTunes. This album features fourteen tracks including one bonus track featuring the French reggae artist Tiwony. This project will defintely vibrate the soul of people despite their country, color and conviction.