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Born in Montserrat, IJAH Menelik was influenced by the lyrics of Bob Marley, the captivating performances of James Brown and the musical influence of his uncle ?The Mighty Arrow?. At age 7, he was adding lyrical input in his uncle?s studio sessions. By age 14, he started Militant Youths, a five-member high school Reggae group, which opened for Reggae legends Yellowman, Admiral Bailey, Tiger and Junior Reid.Read More...
IJAH Menelik migrated to Washington, DC from Montserrat permanently in 1994. While soul searching on the metropolitan streets, he found his destiny through the King of Kings, Haile Sellasie I the first and created Shashamane Movement Records, Militant Youth Awareness Publishing and Trans Atlantic Review Magazine.
IJAH Menelik released the impressive ?Utopia? in 2005 with conscious, thought provoking lyrics and a wide variety of riddims and musical styles.
Jamming All Night Long with Sadiki I (Logwood Productions) *
Ethiopia (Basement Squad) *
Talking Root II (Compilation: Baggawire. Mt Nebo Records, 2005)
Utopia (Shashamane Movement, 2005)
After Da Storm:
Bass: Warren Petersen
Guitar: Jalani Horton
Never Say Never:
Mastered by: Don Decastro (High Rotation Studio) Mixed by: IJAH Menelik & Daryl Jones (Shashamane Studios, Washington, DC) Executive Producer: Ijah Menelik (Sean Cassell)
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Baggawire - 1,795 plays
- After Da Storm - 648 plays
- Alpha & Omega - 696 plays
- Who We Are - 418 plays
- Never Say Never - 385 plays
- Thanks and Praise feat. Ras Dream I - 238 plays
- Civil Nile Nation - 149 plays
- Natural Empress - 215 plays
- Agape [unconditional love] - 100 plays
- Muzungu - 100 plays