Having lost his father to the gun at the tender age of three, he was forced to recognize from early that survival was a necessity and only his talent could help him extricate himself from the situation he was born in.
Shamari has used his experiences to craft a robust lyrical snippet in Gangster’s Paradise that boasts a level of credibility envied by most established artistes. Gangster’s Paradise is but a taste of this artiste’s talent as his unreleased songs are just as good.
Pledging to always stay on the positive side, Shamari believes that he brings something special and unique to the music industry. Gangster’s Paradise, his first major release, has been welcomed by many radio DJs in Jamaica and has blown a breath of fresh air into the playlists of those who’ve decided to give it a listen.
The song is an autobiography of Shamari’s life and he digs deep to unearth painful memories and lessons learnt; from the murder of his father to the constant struggles of his mother who raised him without help. It is an honest appraisal of the life of a ghetto man and Shamari is best placed to tell that story. The artiste pledges not to stop there and has teamed up with Out-A-Road Records to continue his positive journey.
Shamari explains: “I sing about my life and the life of people around me. Anyone who knows me and listens to my music knows that this is real. I represent the repressed and oppressed, the youths on the corner looking for an opportunity to be better so they don’t have to live in a Gangster’s Paradise”. Shamari has a different sound, different approach and different thinking. The young singjay is lyrically competent and knows how to hold a note; skills that will help him to break into the mainstream of Jamaican music.