Jameik King started pursuing music as early as 12 years old in his hometown of Morant Bay in St. Thomas, Jamaica.
Influenced and mentored by international recording artiste Tarrus Riley, Jameik King has grown a passion for reggae music. Jameik was also influenced by his older brother Markland Chung popularly known as Japanese who also has a love for the reggae genre. In 2011 he released the single ‘Hold Me Close’ produced by Russian of Head Concussion Records.
The single helped propelled King’s career and opened the door for several other named producers to recognize his talent. Soon after he released singles such as ‘Paradise’ and ‘Taking Over’ produced by Big 12 Records. Both singles were successful in their own rite receiving airplay locally and internationally. Additionally, ‘Paradise’ charting at number one for two weeks in Connecticut, USA.
In 2014 Jameik King was signed by Flydie Wise Production, a record label based in St. Thomas, Jamaica and the United Kingdom owned by Garthfield Whyte and Jarrell Edwards. Through the label, King released ‘One Step’ on the ‘New Step Rhythm’ which showed a positive side to the young artiste. ‘One Step’ made it to the top of several local charts on mainstream and underground in Jamaica.
Through these successes Jameik King has performed on major stages in Jamaica such as Reggae Sunfest (2015); Tarrus Riley and Friends Concert (2017); Gt Extravaganza (2017); Reggae For Life (2017); and Portmore Festival (2017.
Jameik King is now set to launch his first EP entitled ‘The Genesis’ which marks the beginning of a new chapter in music for him. The EP comprises of nine tracks which showcases the versatility of the artiste. King’s music can be described as authentic reggae music with positivity at the forefront.