|Birth name||Siccature Alcock|
11 October 1978 |
|Genres||Reggae, Reggae fusion|
Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure (born Siccature Alcock on 11 October 1978 in Hanover, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician, who was raised in Kingston. He was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton whom he met while growing up in Kingston.
His first big break came in March 1997 when he released the single "King in this Jungle" which was a duet with Sizzla. The single was produced by Beres Hammond who went on to become his mentor. He then released a steady stream of singles that won him critical and popular acclaim. Beres Hammond eventually took Cure under his tutelage and began mentoring him and producing his music in the studio. In 1998, Cure performed on a European tour and visited several Caribbean Islands with Beres Hammond and the Harmony House Family.
In November 1998, while driving around Montego Bay, Cure was pulled over by the police and arrested on charges of gun possession, robbery and rape. He was prosecuted before the Gun Court in April 1999, found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Cure was transferred from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, which had a digital recording studio the inmates could use. It was there that Cure released three albums and a number of singles, some of which have topped the Jamaican chart. His first album Free Jah's Cure The Album the Truth was released in 2000, it was followed by Ghetto Life in 2003 and Freedom Blues in 2005. More recently Cure has released the songs "Love Is", "Longing For" and "True Reflections", showing his unique voice and lyrical ability.
He was released from jail on parole on 28 July 2007, after serving 8 years of the sentence. Three days later, his fourth album, True Reflections...A New Beginning was released.
He is now signed to SoBe Entertainment International.
In 2008, Jah Cure released "Hot Long Time" feat. Junior Reid. "Universal Cure", Jah Cure's 5th studio album, was to be released on 25 November 2008, but was postponed to a "mid 2009" release.
"The Universal Cure" was released in the US on 14 April 2009. The album features "Hot Long Time" (featuring Junior Reid, Flo Rida, and Mavado.), as well as "Mr. Jailer" and "Journey". The album was the first recorded album since his release from prison.
At the end of 2010, following the success of Jah Cure's single "Unconditional Love" featuring Phyllisia, SoBe Entertainment released the second single off Jah Cure's upcoming "World Cry" album, titled "Like I See It" featuring Rick Ross and Mavado.
Jah Cure married TV Host/Producer Kamila Mcdonald on 7 August 2011 in Sandy Bay Hanover. On 20 February 2012 the couple welcomed a baby girl named Kailani Belle. Their daughters name means "Beautiful Chief from the heavens".
On 11 December 2012, SoBe Entertainment released Jah Cure's 6th studio album, "World Cry," digitally to the world. The physical release is scheduled for 29 January 2013.
His self-titled studio album is due to be released in September 2014.
- Free Jah's Cure The Album the Truth (2000)
- Ghetto Life (2003)
- Freedom Blues (2005)
- True Reflections...A New Beginning (2007)
- The Universal Cure (2009)
- World Cry (2012)
- Jah Cure (2014)
- Dreisinger, Baz (30 September 2007). "His long-awaited release". Los Angeles Times. p. F-13. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Singing the jailhouse rock", Jamaica Observer, 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012
- Stelfox, Dave. "Pitchfork: The Month In Reggae/Dancehall". Retrieved 2007-08-22.
- "September date for Cure's album", Jamaica Observer, 17 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014
- Jah Cure's Facebook page
- Jah Cure's MySpace page
- SoBe Entertainment
- Jah Cure Interview
- Website for the Free Jah Cure Campaign
- BBC 1Xtra Interview after Reggae Sundance in the Netherlands
- Jah cure interview in French
- Jah Cure Brings "The Universal Cure" to the World