|Birth name||Jason Raymond Cannon|
|Also known as||Young Shanty, Ras Iyahson|
|Born||16 December 1980|
|Origin||San Francisco Bay Area, California|
|Genres||Reggae, dancehall, Roots Reggae,|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Producer|
|Instruments||Percussionist, Kette Drum|
|Years active||Late 2007 – present|
|Labels||Giddimani Records, Chalice Row Unlimited|
Jason Raymond Cannon (born December 16, 1980), better known as Young Shanty, is an American reggae and dancehall musician. His album Chalice Row or Dig a Hole debut at the number one spot and spent three weeks on Billboard's reggae albums charts.
Cannon began his career as the lead singer in a band called STARLINER. Together they released an album in 2007 dubbed Lion Fyah. After this venture he embarked on a solo career using the stage name Ras Iyahson and proceeded to release an album called "More Hot” in June 2009.
Ras Iyahson to Young Shanty
In 2012 Cannon changed his name to Young Shanty and embarked on the third phase of his career. In 2016, he released an EP titled "Chalice Row Or Dig A Hole". In 2017, Young Shanty released a single called "More Weed" which featured Sizzla and Ras Rap. He has appeared on shows in Hawaii, Canada as well as several performances on the West Coast of the United States. Young Shanty shared stages with artists such as: Dead Prez, Wu-Tang Clan, Cappadonna, Killah Priest, Kymani Marley, Beenie Man, Inner Circle (band) and Half Pint to name a few.
On April 12, 2017. Young Shanty’s EP Chalice Row or Dig a Hole debut at number 1 and spent 3 weeks on Billboard's reggae albums charts. This EP was produced by Giddimani Records. It had seven tracks with features from Perfect Giddimani, Teflon and Jahdan Blakkamoore. In August 2016, "Chalice Row or Dig a Hole" was released on compact disc as a combined effort between Chalice Row Unlimited and Giddimani Records.
|More Hot||22 June 2009||BeatsGalore Records||Digital Distribution, Compact Disc|
|Chalice Row or Dig a Hole||10 June 2016||Giddimani Records||Digital Distribution, Compact Disc|
|Kush n Grabba||Chalice Row Records||2015||Digital Distribution|
|Got Trees||Giddimani Records||2015||Digital Distribution|
|I Try||Giddimani Records||2016||Digital Distribution|
|Last Hit (Feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore)||Giddimani Records||2016||Digital Distribution|
|Nugs & Kisses||Giddimani Records||2017||Digital Distribution|
Various Artists Compilations
|Various Artists||Bay Area Riddim||"Pretty Lady"||2016||Giddimani Records|
|Various Artists||Horn Of Africa Riddim||"I Try"||2016||Giddimani Records|
|Various Artists||Reggae Robin Riddim||"Same Lane"||2016||Upsetta Records|
|Various Artists||Nike Ear Riddim||"Keep Working"||2017||Giddimani Records|
- "Billboard Reggae Album Charts 22-04-17". www.billboard.com.
- Kevin Jackson. "Young Shanty rows up chart". The Jamaica Observer.
- "Ras Iyahson - More Hot Album". www.itunes.com.
- Teamrock. "Young Shanty Biography". www.teamrock.com.
- "Young Shanty chart history". www.billboard.com.
- "Chalice Row or Dig a Hole CDs Retail/Wholesale". www.bandcamp.com.