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Jimi D Gives Praises

A turning point in singjay Jimi D’s life took place during the 1990s when he was living in Brooklyn, New York. He and a friend were smoking a spliff (marijuana cigarette) when both became dis-oriented.

It was not until some years later, that he realized that the joint was contaminated. Jimi D recovered, but his friend did not. The episode inspired him to write and record uplifting songs like ‘Praises’, his latest release.

“The kinda music I started to make was more spiritual around them time deh,” he recalled.  Released in late 2023, ‘Praises is co-produced by Hard Doe Entertainment LLC, Just Time Records and C&E Entertainment. It is the follow-up to ‘Struggla’ which was also a joint effort between Hard Doe Entertainment LLC and C&E Entertainment.

Over the years, Jimi D has recorded a number of songs and one album (‘Multiple Personality Disorder’, released in 2010) while holding a full-time job as a paramedic in Atlanta. He has also toured as a backup singer for stalwart roots singer, Don Carlos, his uncle.

“Musically, I didn’t realize until I was a teenager that all the conversations we had about music was his way of checking my interests in music. He would always ask me to sing whenever he came off tour and stuff. When I became a teenager that’s when he started to push me more in that direction,” Jimi D related.

He completed ‘Praises’ shortly after listening to the rhythm track. “The inspiration for ‘Praises’ came from the mindset I was in when I heard the beat. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always in gratitude, that’s my first kinda of mindset with life. I’m a very spiritual person. I grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist Church,” Jimi D disclosed.

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