Jah Cure - The Cure (VP Records 2015)

Jah Cure has released his new studio album “The Cure” July 10, 2015, (VP Records). Recently hailed by NPR as “a voice that sounds as if he’s wringing out passion from every note” and once described by the Los Angeles Times as “a brilliant crooner of Bob Marley-esque love-and-peace reggae,” the Jamaican-born singer has long been recognized as one of the island’s greatest voices.
With his beguiling vocals and soulful conviction, Cure effortlessly blends street poetry and sufferer’s tales with beautiful love ballads into one cohesive collection. The 13-track set is a return to roots reggae and lover’s rock with R&B and pop-fused elements.
Jah Cure co-produced the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher “Sketch” Carey, Clive Hunt, Llmar “Riff Raff” Brown, Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Trevor “Baby G” Washington James.
“The Cure” features recent hits like his #1 reggae chart-topping John Legend cover “All of Me” (which received over 5 million YouTube views), “Rasta” (currently #1 on Clinton Lindsay’s NY reggae singles chart), “That Girl” and “Life We Live” as well as brand new singles including “No Friend of Mine” “Made In California,”  “I Surrender” and many more.

Jah Cure’s multi-faceted story of struggle and love is intertwined into “The Cure.”

    “My struggles made me who I am today. That’s why I sing with feelings, it comes from my heart cause I feel the pain. Who feels it knows it,”  he states.

Cure did not have the typical road to stardom. The Montego Bay native just began his musical career, with reggae veterans like Capleton, Sizzla and Beres Hammond taking him under his wing, when it came to a screeching halt after a controversial case that led to incarceration.

However, Cure’s popularity rose to new heights during this time, becoming one of the fastest rising reggae stars worldwide. He was able to secure professional recording equipment and released multiple albums (Free Jah Cure, Ghetto Life and Freedom Blues) for worldwide distribution before his release in 2007.
Since then, Cure has continued to top the reggae charts with hits and has released several albums “True Reflections,” “The Universal Cure” and “World Cry.” His latter album featured collaborations with Rick Ross and Jazmine Sullivan, blending hip-hop, pop and R&B into his sound.

On his upcoming album “The Cure,” fans can also hear this multi-genre influence while he stays true to his roots. His evolved sound creates a well-rounded album that will resonate with roots reggae listeners and R&B lovers alike.

 

Tracks
 01.No Friend of Mine
02. Corruption
03. Life We Live
04. I Surrender
05. Set Me Free
06. Made In California
07. Show Love
08. All of Me
09. Still Remains
10. Other Half of Me
11. That Girl
12. Rasta
13. Stay With Me
 

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Jah Cure

Jah Cure

Siccaturie Alcock, p/k/a Jah Cure, is recognized today as “The Prince of Reggae.” From the age of three music constantly reverberated through his small frame, slowly hypnotizing the souls of all those who listen to his universal healing voice.

Born in Hanover, Jamaica on October 11, 1978, the young man with the voice of a canary snuck out of his bedroom window late at night to visit local dance halls and stage shows. At times, he also visited the annual Reggae Sunsplash shows in his community. At these shows he saw the great Reggae icons performing … Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffith, Garnett Silk, Yami Bolo, Jacob Miller and Black Uhuru … and, by the age of eleven, Jah Cure made the decision he wanted to become part of that elite group. Becoming a reggae star and an icon was his dream and his sole mission. Initially using the name “Little Melody,” Siccaturie began his musical onslaught on the public. He soon became the talk of Jamaica and was well on his way to success. His voice started to leave an indelible impression in the streets, and at the age of fifteen, he moved to Kingston, where he met Capleton, Sizzla and Jah Mason. Little Melody was starting to fulfil his dream.

Capleton, the world renowned Jamaican artist, and the David House Crew later bestowed on Siccaturie the name Jah Cure … primarily because of the vast amount of herb he smoked … a daily custom of his Rastafarian religion. The symbolism was obvious … the singer looked young and healthy … and he was “well preserved,” as in “WELL CURED,” using the plants of the land for medicinal purposes. It was at this time that Cure became enlightened spiritually and his belief in living naturally became heightened.

Jamaican music icon Beres Hammond subsequently took Cure under his wing and began mentoring him in the studio and producing him. However, Cure’s studio education and musical journey would be suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted. His growing success took a radical turn in 1998 when he was stopped and arrested late one night in Montego Bay. Cure was charged with four crimes, all of which he has vehemently denied. He has maintained his innocence to this day all through his arrest, trial and incarceration. A non-jury trial was convened, and Cure’s lawyer unsuccessfully based his defence on the “Identification vs. Recognition” case law. Unfortunately, based on one victim’s claim that she could not visually identify Cure, but he sounded like one of the perpetrators, Cure was sentenced in 1999 to 15 years in prison.

While in jail, Cure recorded and released several records, many of which topped the charts as # 1 singles. Two songs, “Jamaica,” produced by DZ Productions and “Longing For,” produced by Don Carleon, both hit # 1 on the Jamaican reggae charts and were international hits. Cure’s first album, “FREE JAH’S CURE,” was recorded in jail and subsequently released in 2001, approximately one year after he began his incarceration.

It is a project that has been lyrically compared to Bob Marley’s “EXODUS.” On that first album, Cure gives thanks for life while spreading love through his music. He believes his incarceration was Jah’s way of teaching him humility, kindness, forgiveness and love for his fellow man. Consequently, he has forgiven all those who have done him wrong, and all those who have judged him unjustly and unfairly. While still in jail in 2003, Beres Hammond produced Cure’s second album, “GHETTO LIFE,” which featured the single “Divide and Rule.” This song, a duet with Sizzla, was voted the best song of that year.

As Jah Cure’s records saturated the airwaves globally many took up the call for his release from prison. After many international appeals to the Jamaican government, eventually, after serving eight years in jail, Cure was released from prison on July 28, 2007. On the first day of his release and freedom from prison Cure publicly stated that his only remaining goal for the rest of his life was to spread love and to promote peace and healing, universally through his music.

Since his release in 2007 Jah Cure has topped the music charts with three # 1 singles. First, it started with Call on Me featuring his label mate Phyllisia, followed with You’ll Never Find, and presently the # 1 smash, Unconditional Love. His new single, Like I See It, featuring Rick Ross, and the re-mix with dance hall king Mavado, are starting to rock the international clubs and dance halls across the reggae diaspora. This record is destined to be his fourth # 1 consecutive single.

Cure’s new album, “WORLD CRY,” is his second recorded album since his release from prison. It is scheduled to be released at the most appropriate time. The first single off that album, “Unconditional Love,” recorded with his label mate, recently shot to the top of the charts and became the # 1 Reggae single worldwide. That collaboration was the first of many for Cure on the upcoming album. The album contains collaborations with Tupac, Keri Hilson, Mavado, MDMA, Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, Shyne and several others, crossing the reggae, hip-hop, Latin, Pop and R&B genres.

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