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Birth nameJason Hershey
Born1978 (age 41–42)
Spokane, Washington
GenresPacific reggae, dancehall, hip hop
Years active2000–present

Jason Hershey (born 1978 in Spokane, Washington), better known as O-Shen, is a reggae musician, raised in Papua New Guinea.[1] O-Shen resides in Hawai'i but still goes to PNG.[2] He raps and sings most of his songs in Tok Pisin.


O-Shen although born in Spokane, Washington was raised on the island of Papua New Guinea from a very young age.[3]


He has had collaborations with Jamaican artists like Elephant Man, Third World, Black and Uhuru.[4] His single, Throw Away the Gun, from his album, Rascal in Paradise, was featured in the 2004 film, 50 First Dates.[5]



Studio albums[edit]

Album Label Release
Iron Youth Cinnamon Red Records January 1, 2000
Rascal in Paradise Hobo House on the Hill Records February 21, 2003
Kanaka Pasifika CHM Supersound February 6, 2004
Rising Son Sharpnote Records January 26, 2005
Faya! Sharpnote Records 2005
Best of O-Shen Tokuma Records 2006
1 Rebel Sharpnote Records July 4, 2007
Saltwater Messenger Sharpnote Records February 16, 2011
In Ex-Isle Allstar Records April 21, 2013
Pacific Storm Push Broom Productions Inc. August 20, 2013


Singles Album Release
Free Island People Island Warriors 2000
She Looks Good (with Ho'onu'a) Take You to the Jam 2003


  1. ^ "With new CD, O-shen takes on the larger world | Hawaii's Newspaper". The Honolulu Advertiser. August 3, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Okole, Henry; Kantha, Solomon. "O-Shen – Pacific's rising son". Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Paiva, Derek (February 7, 2006). "O-Shen goes back to his roots on new album". Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Saltwater Messenger". cdbaby.com. 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "'50 First Dates' the best romantic movie I have seen ever". Joe. December 27, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "2001 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards – 24th Annual Hoku Awards". Hawaiianmusichistory.com. May 29, 2001. Retrieved October 15, 2012.

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