Young Shanty

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Young Shanty
Young Shanty close Up.jpg
Background information
Birth nameJason Raymond Cannon
Also known asYoung Shanty, Ras Iyahson
Born (1980-12-16) 16 December 1980 (age 38)
OriginSan Francisco Bay Area, California
GenresReggae, dancehall, Roots Reggae,
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter, Producer
InstrumentsPercussionist, Kette Drum
Years activeLate 2007 – present
LabelsGiddimani 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.[1][2]

Music career[edit]

Early Years[edit]

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.[3][2]

Ras Iyahson to Young Shanty[edit]

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.[4]

Billboard Debut[edit]

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.[5][6][2]



Title Release date Label Format
More Hot 22 June 2009 BeatsGalore Records Digital Distribution, Compact Disc
Chalice Row or Dig a Hole[2] 10 June 2016 Giddimani Records Digital Distribution, Compact Disc


Title Label Release year Format
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[edit]

Various Artists Compilations
Artist Title Song/s Release date Label
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


  1. ^ "Billboard Reggae Album Charts 22-04-17".
  2. ^ a b c d Kevin Jackson. "Young Shanty rows up chart". The Jamaica Observer.
  3. ^ "Ras Iyahson - More Hot Album".
  4. ^ Teamrock. "Young Shanty Biography".
  5. ^ "Young Shanty chart history".
  6. ^ "Chalice Row or Dig a Hole CDs Retail/Wholesale".