Sharp – You & I (Ft Malika)

Born Oketto Chambers in St. Catherine, Jamaica, Sharp believes music was infused in his genetic makeup and has been taking risks with it ever since that discovery.

As a youngster in Jamaica, he lived for dances. Initially it was to watch and learn from prominent DJs and soundmen, but soon he was on stage as part of the clashes, performing at parties and dances and entering contests including. When he immigrated to the United States after completing high school in Jamaica, Sharp’s mother may have thought that was the end of his music interest, but it was only the beginning.

Listen Sharp ft Malika “You & I”

He enrolled at The College at Oneonta in upstate New York, and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industry and worked at Columbia Records as an intern in Strategic Marketing. Armed not only with a talent but knowledge of the industry, Sharp, who plays the piano and writes all his songs, is now on the cusp of his breakout with his new and soon to be released album, EP UnderRated on the BBK Entertainment label, a company started by Sharp and his cousin.

Five singles have been released thus far, “Money Right”, “ Biz”, “Wake Up” Ft Laden Werk it ft Voicemail and most recently “Hangover” produced by Ajan from Hitcity Records if the hype is anything to go by, this Jamaican artiste is one to watch. ““Hangover”” which Sharp describes as a hip, feel-good song, party song encourages one to enjoy themselves however, drink responsibly. The song has enjoying heavy rotation in Florida, Jamaica, Atlanta, New York and Connecticut.

Sharp
Sharp

Now based in South Florida, Sharp has plans for several performances in New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Canada and Europe. Artistes Shabba Ranks Bounty Killer, Garnet Silk and Terror Fabulous have influenced sharp’s musical career, but he credits his start in the industry to his close friend Rudy (R.I.P.), who recognized his versatility and way with words and encouraged him to hone his talent. He describes the industry as one fraught with challenges, like music taking the backstage to personalities and encourages Jamaican artistes to develop more of a collaborative approach to putting the music out. In 10 years Sharp sees himself still making good music and playing a role in grooming young talent. He believes music is the most therapeutic creation and says, “the world would be a crazy place without music”. In the meantime, Sharp’s musical career continues to soar to newer heights.



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