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JB Legend aiming at musical stardom

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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JB Legend knows the power of the streets to propel an artiste. That is why he endeavours to be authentic in his music.

“I am trying to stay real to the music. I focus on real topics and try to give the disenfranchised and the poor a voice so that the authorities can know their stories,” said JB Legend.

He is pleased with the feedback to Up in the Street and 1.80 Caliba, both released in December 2017 on the 180 Caliba Records label.

“I have a viral Street video for 1.80 Caliba that my fans are gravitating to right now and there are plans to shoot a video for Up In the Streets next month,” said JB Legend.

The artiste speaks four languages: Dutch, Spanish, English and Papimiento (a dialect spoken in Aruba) but he is more interested in the language of success these days.

“I have been spending countless hours doing music because I want to make it big and make my family proud of me. JB Legend have to make it, mi love music too much to fail,” he said.

In the meantime, the singles will be made available online via iTunes and other platforms.

Born Jermaine Norlando Nugent, JB started singing when he was four years old while living in Portmore. To seek a better life, he and his mother migrated to Aruba, where he attended ECB Sanicolas High School and College. He started recording music at age 14 while there and fine-tuned his craft. Two years ago, he returned to Jamaica to pursue his dream of becoming an artiste. In Aruba, he won several freestyle battles all over the island at music events, but he always felt something was missing.

“I returned to Jamaica because I am determined to find my birthright. I came back, as a legend, to spread my legacy. Jamaica, land we love, is what my heart was missing to inspire me to write the best songs,” he said.

Last year, JB Legend performed on shows such as a concert in Leith Hall Square in Morant Bay, St Thomas, and a live show with Little Hero in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

“2018 will be my breakout year,” he said.

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