G:Maffiah on his way to stardom


Photo By: Carlington Wilmot

G_Mafiah_Dancehall_Photos_Beenie_man_wedding_Sean_Paul_Rihanna.jpgThere are various ways to describe an artiste, some can be powerful in terms of delivery, energetic and explosive, some can be poetic, and some just humorous. When one thinks of poetry anyone that has experience the lyrical prowess of G:Maffiah will remember him always. Born, Ian Ramsay, G:Maffiah hails from Thompson Pen in a small district just outside Spanish Town. He is a graduate of St. Catherine High with several CXC passes but refuse to continue in the path of academics. Music is where his heart is.

His pursuit led him to Dillon Reid of Manatee Records, who was impressed with his lyrical bravado and rushed him to the studios to record two tracks entitled, 'Money Haffi Mek' and 'Saturday Night' both of which did well. G:Maffiah went on to work with other prominent Producers such as Jah Snow Cone, Lady G, Mickey John of Lion Paw Production, Power Mix Records Entertainment out of New York, Kingston 6 Rekords/BYG Family Muzik and King Jammys.

Formerly known as Krayzie Hype, G:Maffiah sought to change his name after Elephant Man recorded "Dance De Crazy Hype" as this had people confused and thought he was a dancer. His skill at writing has led him to work with other popular artistes such as Macka Diamond, Queen Paula, Mad Anju, Lady G and Red Rose. The Artiste has performed on several major events both locally and internationally in the Bahamas, Connecticut, New York, Orlando and New Jersey.

G:Maffiah's creative writng skills are attributed from listening to various Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B and Jazz music. He is thankful to the creator for blessing him with this gift and hope that one day soon he will accomplish his mission of acquiring multi-platinum status.

G:Maffiah works closely with Power Mix Records and Kingston 6 Rekords. He has recently recorded a song entitled 'Life' on their "Easy Rock' Riddim. This single speaks on issues and hardships that many Jamaicans can relate to. Other recent singles include 'I'm a Hustla' on the 'Gully Slime Riddim' produced by Natural Bridge, 'More Money More Gal' on the 'Power Up Riddim' a Dwayne Powell production and 'Bag A Noise' on Flabba's Migraine Riddim. Through his lyrics, G:Maffiah will definitely make a mark in the music industry, "Till the day we die the limit is the sky".