Jahdan Blakkamoore was born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, where he discovered hip hop and embarked on a career fusing the sounds of hip hop with reggae and dancehall. He and producer Andrew "Moon" Bain became two of the key collaborators on Snoop Dogg's 2013 reggae album Reincarnated, and all three of them connect again on Blakkamoore's new album Upward Spiral, which came out earlier this year and gets an expanded deluxe edition on Friday (11/13) via Lustre Kings.
Blakkamoore and Moon Bain (who together form the duo PaperStars) co-wrote and co-produced much of the album together, and Snoop is on the song "Get Down Tonight." "Some would say this is the biggest track on the album," Blakkamoore said. "A party record with positive vibes with the Snoop Dogg feature on this one which is humongous. His opening lyric says it all, 'the drinks on me cause I got it all, yup you bout to bang with the big Boss Dogg.' I remember Moon telling his A&R, Justin Lee – 'We want Snoop Dogg. We want a classic, positive vibes, Snoop party record with two verses and for Snoop to sing the hook with Jahdan.' He delivered on every single point. That’s love and a huge blessings on the project from an icon. This track justifies the album title completely and reminds people that love is essential."