Title: Money Grow Wing Album
Artist: Jah Jeff
Label: Up Deh Music Productions
Genre: Reggae Dancehall
Released: 17 August 2023
Typical of serious artists with new music on the market, Jah Teff is chomping at the bit to promote 'Money Grow Wing', his second album, which was released August 17, 2023. The nine-song set hears him working with different producers, as the veteran Singjay looks to break into markets beyond his Dancehall base.
"This album is full of vibes and headbangers," he declared. Most importantly, Jah Teff notes, 'Money Grow Wing' projects his maturity as an artist after over 25 years in the music business.
“The difference with this album, it’s more dedicated to my life and my growth in the music industry. I have grown tremendously doing this and have a lot more experience learning about the business,” he said.
Some of the songs from 'Money Grow Wing' include 'Chop A Chop', produced by Jermaine Frazer and 'Erectile Dysfunction', an Omarie Lawrence production. Jah Teff's first album, 'Pan A Knock', was released in 2015. At that time, the Jamaican artist had done the rounds in his homeland and the US, cutting songs for producers such as Bounty Killer, Jah Life and Ed Robinson. In fact, it was Bounty Killer who produced 'Excercise', his first song which came out in 1996.
His most successful song to date is 'Can't Sleep', with Kiesha Martin. Released in January 2023, it has over 4,500 streams to date.
Jah Teff was born Gary Johnson in Montego Bay, the scenic city which is the mecca of Jamaican tourism. It also has a rich music history, producing acts like The Blues Busters, singer A J Brown, singer/bassist Benjy Myaz and Kirk Bennett, the hottest session drummer in contemporary reggae.
But for any artist with eyes on making it big in Jamaican music, Kingston is the place to be, and he moved there in the early 1990s. While in the capital, he rubbed shoulders with producers such as Jack Scorpio, and acts like Bounty Killer and Anthony B. The latter, who like Jah Teff is a son of western Jamaica, took him on his first US tour just over 10 years ago.
Over the years Jah Teff has performed on events including Bob Marley Concert in Los Angeles, the Miami Sound Fest and New York City Benefit Concert.
Jah Teff now lives in the United States. He released his ‘Money Grow Wing’ EP on his own Up Deh Music Productions label.