Jammer (musician)

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Jammer
Birth nameJahmek Levi Selassie Power[1]
Also known asMurkle Man
Born (1982-06-30) 30 June 1982 (age 38)
London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • MC
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer


Years active2000-present
Labels


Associated acts

Jahmek Power (born 3 June 1982), better known by his stage name Jammer, is a British grime MC, rapper, songwriter and record producer, known for being a member of Boy Better Know and a former member of N.A.S.T.Y Crew. Jammer also runs Lord of the Mics, a grime clash series released on DVD and well known in grime.[2]

Biography[edit]

Jammer was a member of the East London group N.A.S.T.Y Crew from 2000, and released a single under his own name, "Take U Out", in 2003 before departing from the group.[3] He signed with Big Dada Recordings and released his first full-length, Jahmanji, in May 2010.[4][5][6][7][8] In 2014, Jammer released what was meant to be his first album entitled "Top Producer" for free, in which all the tracks were recorded between 2004–2006.[9] Jammer is a supporter of Arsenal F.C.[10]

Lord of the Mics[edit]

Jammer created the influential grime DVD series in his basement. During a cursing match with one of his friends, he envisioned the set up in his basement to be perfect for hosting clashes. This series skyrocketed in popularity following the famous clashes of Lord of the Mics 1 between Wiley and Kano, and Lord of the Mics 2 between Skepta and Devilman.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Jahmanji (Big Dada, 2010)
  • Living the Dream (Jahmek the World Productions, 2013)
  • Top Producer (Jahmek the World Productions, 2014)
Mixtapes
  • Are You Dumb? Vol. 1 (2006)
  • Are You Dumb? Vol. 2 (2007)
  • Are You Dumb? Vol. 3 (2008)
  • Are You Dumb? Vol. 4 (2009)
  • Are You Dumb? Vol. 5 (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JAHMEK LEVI SELASSIE POWER - LONDON - MUSICIAN". www.checkcompany.co.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  2. ^ "P Money Vs Big H – Lord of the Mics 6". What's Good?. 1 October 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ Biography of Jammer at Allmusic
  4. ^ Noel Gardner. "Album Review: Jammer – Jahmanji". DrownedInSound. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ "BBC – Music – Review of Jammer – Jahmanji". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  6. ^ Review Archived 31 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine, FACT Magazine
  7. ^ Review Archived 8 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine, The Skinny
  8. ^ Siobhan Murphy. "Jammer's début Jahmanji is a show of raw power from a UK Grime pioneer – Metro News". Metro. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  9. ^ SBTV. "SBTV – Share. Build. Teach. Vibes". sbtv.co.uk. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Jammer Unveils Hilarious Visuals For Track Dedicated To Football Legend Ian Wright". Capital Xtra. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  11. ^ Gibbins, Paul. "How a DVD Series Helped Shape A Decade of Grime". Fader. Fader. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2018.