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Born Sheldon Aitana Lawrence on April 6, 1981, Aidonia is the second of four children for his mother who was a teacher, and his father an ex-soldier. Originally from the Red Hills Road area, he took his stage name from the first two letters in his middle name ‘Aitana’, and ‘Donia’, a name which he earned while playing football.

Aidonia attended Mona Heights Primary, then Meadowbrook High School where he had the misfortune of being expelled (for keeping ‘bad company’) while in 6th Form. It was from as far back as 1994, while still attending Meadowbrook, that Aidonia’s special love for music began. After watching a tape of Sting 1993 with the infamous clash between Beenie Man, and his icon Bounty Killer, Aidonia immediately got his mind set on becoming a deejay.

aidonia-02Soon after watching the Sting 1993 tape, he began re-enacting the clash for classmates and friends, many of whom recognised his talent from as far back as then. He started writing his own lyrics and formed the JAG1 (Jah A Guide) crew with friends. JAG1 or JOP (Jag One Productions) were often referred to when they were performing at school concerts and fetes.

After being expelled, he relocated to the United States with his father, and started working at FedEx. For the next three years, he would visit Jamaica regularly, and did a few ‘minor’ things on the dancehall scene in New York. While in New York, he was encouraged by some to return to Jamaica in order to get his career going; he did just that.

He met Mr. G (then known as Goofy) and recorded his first single ‘Many a Dem’ in October 2003 on Goofy’s Young Blood label. Soon after, he began working with Rod Pinnock of Orizen Entertainment, and in early 2004, he became a popular performer at a weekly event called “Battle Thursdays”, where he got some recognition and also had an opportunity to work on his performance skills.

In the latter part of 2004, Aidonia was approached by Cordell “Skatta”‘ Burrell who invited him to record at his studio. Two months later, Aidonia had his first bonafide hit, the song “Lolly” which was done on Skatta’s Irish Dance riddim. In October 2005, news broke that “Lolly” was included on VP Records’ annual Strictly The Best (Volume 33) compilation.

More hits followed from 2005 into 2006, including “Chicken Head”, “Prayer”, “Inna Di Ghetto”, “Eagle”, “Ooku”, “Unknown Assailant” and “Kingfish Ah Come”. He also fulfilled one of his goals of working with Bounty Killer, when he recorded “Sen Fi Dem”.

More recently, he has had “Reload” on the Redbull & Guiness riddim, “Bukam” on the Billback riddim and “Wine” on the Tremor riddim.

Look for more big tings from Aidonia in the near future.


 

 


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LAZA MORGAN

Laza Morgan (born December 13, 1983 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a Jamaican American reggae singer and rapper. Son of the reggae musician and artist Denroy Morgan, he started as a member of the Jamaican dancehall / hip hop trio formation LMS, alongside his siblings trio Noshayah Morgan and Miriam Morgan. Then Otiya “Laza” he engaged in a solo singing career.

He is best known for his single “This Girl” which was featured on Disney’s Step Up 3D. Laza was also a featured artist on Alexandra Burke’s hit single “Start Without You” in 2010 and appeared in the music video for the song. Laza is also featured in Kristina Maria’s new single “Co-Pilot”. He later released his mixed tape on June 7, 2011, after releasing his new hit single “One by One” featuring Jamaican singer Mavado, which topped the Jamaican Reggae Singles Chart. More recently Laza had launched two viral music videos on YouTube for his singles “Ballerina” and “Ya Sey Mi” with his production team Family Affair Productions..


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NARDO RANKS

Nardo Ranks is an internationally renowned for his hair-trigger wordplay and easy fusion of politically conscious lyrics and bass-driven hooks, ghetto-born Nardo Ranks is credited as one of the first dancehall artiste to crossover into the US mainstream. His smash hit single Burrup released 1990 and produced by C. “Solgie” Hamilton on the Profile Records label (now Arista Records) features the unrivaled and unmistakable rhythm duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, then he followed up with “Dem a Bleach” originally released in 1992 on the ‘Murder She Wrote’ riddim which has been added to performance segments by countless artiste such as Beenie Man, Demarco and many more to this day. Nardo also recently made his film debut starring in the new hit movie “Jamaican Mafia” as Jankro alongside Jamaica’s veteran leading actor Paul Campbell and he also stars in the not yet released movie “Artifice”. LDW is excited to be apart of the Nardo Ranksmovement and looks forward to his continued success in the music and film industry.

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