Reggae Sumfest 2018

Natural Bridge artiste, Real Image, aspires to live his dream

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real.jpgExciting, upcoming dancehall act, Real Image,is intent on living his dream. The artiste, who signed a publishing, recording and booking deal with the Mark Pinnock-led, Natural Bridge Records in 2014 is commanding major attention with his breakout single, 'My Dream'.

According to the 21-year-old singjay "My Dream is a reflection of what I want to achieve in life."

He added that it is also the heartfelt cry of many who are aspiring for financial independence and visioning the day when they "will be free from the landlord because they now own their own home".

Quite happy with the effort that his management team is putting into his single and his career, Real Image is working hard promoting a number of new singles. He has recorded 'Pray Fi Dem' by Shams for the B Rich label, and the soon-to-be-released 'Bread Alone' on Natural Bridge Records

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The artiste's label also recently shot a video for 'My Dream' at locations in the Corporate Area. This video will be released in the fall of 2015.

Real Image, as his bio states, is not your typical 21 year old. When he just started out in music, he first gravitated towards the regular gun-and-girls fare that dominate most dancehall songs, but soon, he began to laser in on reality songs with radio-friendly hooks, and bubbly songs with inspirational, uplifting themes.

Born Steven Brown on January 14, 1994, he grew up in the community of James Hill in Clarendon. He grew up with his mother, Georgia Meredith, grandmother and two sisters, attended James Hill Primary before moving to live in Mandeville at the age of 9.

He attended the Mandeville Primary and Junior High before entering the Mayday High school in Manchester where he discovered his love for music during informal dancehall clashes in between subjects.

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"When I was 15, I used to clash with a friend of mine, Junior, during break. We would sing the Kartel-Mavado songs, then Junior asked me to write my own songs and build our own vibes, and that is how I started writing my own songs," Real Image said.

"In class, I found myself writing songs even when the teacher a teach," he added, laughing.

Even though he spent his sessions daydreaming of recording success, he still was able to focus long enough to gain five subjects at the CXC level.

At age 19, he visited the town of Springfield, Massachusettes where he began to hone his nascent deejaying skills in a small studio.

"A great friend of mine, Danny Stewart made all this possible when he introduced me to Mark Pinnock and the rest, as they say, is history," he said.

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