***Chappa Jan***was born in a small rural community in Claremont , Saint Ann , Jamaica. Saint Ann is the birth place of many famous artist including Justin Hinds, Shabba Ranks, Burning Spear and Bob Marley.
This is where you will find the Magestic Dunn River, the twist and turning Ferngully and the birthplace of the great thinker Marcus Garvey. Chappa Jan practicallly grew up around local sound systems. This enhanced his talent and love for music. He entered and won many local talent shows. It was the Roof talent show that was owned and managed by producer Courney Cole on James Ave. home of the legendary Jack Ruby that lifted the bar for Chappa Jan. Being a winner of the Roof talent show provided him the opportunity to begin his early recordings with producer Paul Vernon, Calvin Reid and Barry O'Hare.
It was the Safe House Label with the chart topping song "Yardie" that blazed the air waves and boosted him to the hearts of main stream audiences and inspired patriotic Jamaicans to take pride in their country. Another hit "Work is the order of the day " is a song that speaks about the youths dreaming of a luxurious life ....without working to acheive it . Chappa performed in some of Jamaica's most prominent and stand-out shows such as: Reggae Sumfest, Fully Loaded , GT. Taylor Christmas Extravaganza show, Culture shock and Campfire. He has Shared the stage with Beres Hammond , Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Gentleman, Joseph Hill and Culture to name a few. His universal mind set allowed him to work with Phaffar Nesser from Denmark to produce the song " REAL LOVE" collaborated with the late Nastasja,"SOME OF US" with Chezidek.For all the females who know "yoh pretty when yoh wake up, yoh nah fi use no make up"the latest song title "NAME A CALL" on the FOOD PALACE MUSIC/MUSMEKIT MUSIC label speak for you. .The single " JOURNEY & YES I KNOW" on the Good Look Label highlight his strength on the mission. Chappa believes in human improvement and always strives to use his music to lift up the human spirit in a positive way...Blessing to everyone, ONE LOVE.