Born and raised in Africa (Sudan),moved to Kenya (Nairobi) in 1987, Started listening to Bob Marley at 10,Favorite tune was "Buffalo Soldier", Third born of 7 kids 3 boys and 4 younger sisters,
From a well various spoken language family, we speak 3 different languages in my house at the same time, "swahili","arabic","Latuka (Which is my mother tongue)". Both arabic and latuka are from sudan except for swahili which is from kenya.
First stage performance was at age 14 at the Bob Marley Day Featival in City Hall with former sound"King Lion Sounds" in Kenya (Nairobi), Since then I took music seriously, At the same time I was an upcoming selector too.
Played soccer for the Kenya Coca Cola under 21 team at age 16,soccer runs in the family. My Father was a soccer player him self, all my brothers and sisters play soccer too. I Went to Riruta H.G.M Primary school in Kenya, After Graduating from there I attended S.S.D secondary school for a year before moving to the States with my 4 younger sisters and Mother..
While in Kenya, Reggae was a very big thing for those who I came across, I think thats how I got hooked to it, From Artists like Charlie Chaplin,Shine Head,Gregory Isaacs,Born JamericansChakademus & Pliers, To Madd Cobra just to name a few, Reggae was really kicking it over there, But I was kind of more in to the reggae dancehall singers like Wayne Wonder,Sanchez, Cocoa Tea, Singing melody just to name a few. All this Artist were my favourite choices while selecing for local sounds like Mickey Dread Sounds.
My Town was called "Kawangware", a really highly gang related area, My family lived there and had now just get adopted to the community over there,it was not as bad as I thought it would be,I got involed by playing soccer for "Kawangware F.C",We always got a chance to be ball boys when the National team played so that kind of gave a chance to be at the stadiums and feel good about our selves.
Moved to the States in Nov. of 1996,when we first landen J.F.K Airport in N.Y.I Knew My Life was headfing for a big change(Big Up Brooklyn 90's,40's,50's Flatbush, all the corner stores and local artist from BK) (First Time Expiriencing SNOW"), This was a major different from Africa, immidiately I got involved to East High, While there I was part of the Soccer Team, Basket Ball Team, Track Team and did swimming for a year. While in High School I joined a World Beat Reggae Band called "One World Tribe", A well popular band in Upsate N.Y (2001 Most Entertaining Band Award - Buffalo Music News) I still performing with them part times today.I graduated and enrolled at Pennstate University majoring communication and hopefully music as a minor,
Artist's I have Played With So Far :
Freddie Mc Gregor
The Wailers Band(Bob Marleys Band)
Wayne Wonder & Spragga Benz
The Mighty Diamonds
John Browns Body
**Look out for Dynamq's release on Shashamane Records this coming