Freedom Blues is the third album from Jamaican reggae musician Jah Cure. It was released in 2005 and includes contributions from Sizzla. This text has been derived from Freedom Blues on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0
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.
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
in April 1999, found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since the arrest, Cure has firmly maintained his innocence.
While in prison he had access to recording equipment and 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.
His first concert after he was released took place at the Reggae Sundance in August 2007. He was the last and headlining act.
He is now signed to SoBe Entertainment/Danger Zone Music Group.
In 2008, Jah Cure released "Hot Long Time" feat. Junior Reid. "Universal Cure", Jah Cure's new album, was to be released on November 25, 2008, but was postponed to a "mid 2009" release.
"The Universal Cure" was released in the US on April 14 2009. The album features "Hot Long Time" (featuring Junior Reid, Flo Rida, and Mavado.), as well as "Mr. Jailer" and "Journey". The album is 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 up coming "World Cry" album, titled "Like I See It" featuring Rick Ross and Mavado.
* 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 (2011)
ReferencesThis text has been derived from Jah Cure on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0