Jameik King scores big with ‘One Step’


October 28, 2016
Contributed Jameik King

Growing up in Berlin, St Thomas, Jameik King was drawn to music from an early age.

The reggae singer began his musical journey at the age of 12, and has been moving forward ever since.

Mentored by Tarrus Riley, he has matured into a vocalist and songwriter. His older brother Markland Chung, aka Japanese, has also played a significant role in his development.

"I've been singing since I was a little boy, and I was fortunate to have Tarrus Riley as a mentor, he was one of the first persons who saw my talent and helped to nurture it," said King.

For the past two years, King has been working closely with the United Kingdom-based Flydie Wise Production imprint.

The label, owned by Garthfield Whyte and Jarrell Edwards, released his breakthrough single, One Step, in July. Since then, the song, which is on the New Step rhythm, has enjoyed heavy rotation both locally and abroad.

One Step has also registered on several local charts, peaking on the FI WI Choice Charts on TVJ, and reaching number two on the Street Link Charts on CVM TV.

The supporting music video has also enjoyed heavy ration on several local cable stations.

"I'm very happy about the success of One Step; it has opened up a lot of doors for me. The exposure that I've received from the release of this single and video has helped to introduce me to reggae music fans all over the world," said King.

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