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Born Gregory Kellman on December 23rd, Melekel is an International Reggae and Dancehall Superstar that has been writing, producing, recording and performing for over ten years. With the Gold record release of "Desperado" on Interscope Records, he established himself on the global scene and has remained a source of popular music. The Grand Son of Amy and Victor Barrett, he is the Great Grand Son of George Hutchinson; a Jamaican Mason and Master Builder; who migrated from Jamaica with his wife Christiana during the early 20th century to work on the Panama Canal.
Growing up as a child was no bed of roses for the artist. From early on, he demonstrated an inclination towards music and a propensity to deejay from his grandma's balcony. Being a frequent participant in local talent shows, helped develop a unique and recognizable flow pattern that has remained consistent throughout the years. He was forced to deal with the grieving loss of a loved one at an early age, due to the murder of his older brother.
In spite the odds, he continues to overcome bias and propels Reggae and Dancehall music forward with consciousness and originality. A generational talent, he has toured and performed along side some of the most well known names in the genre. Junior "One Blood" Reid, Sizzla, Capleton, Jah Thunder, Andrew and Wadda Blood, Luciano, Jahmali and Turbulence just to name a few.
Melekel speaks multiply languages and has earned a Bachelor's from the University of California at Los Angeles, with a major in Accounting and minor in Economics. Skills that have empowered him to push full speed ahead as an entrepreneur and business man. He is also host of the popular apple podcast, The 5 W's in Reggae and Dancehall Music.
An avid learner, driven by a passion for Jamaican music, Melekel attended S.A.E. the School of Audio Engineering in Hollywood California. There, he gained valuable knowledge and received accreditation from top instructors in the music industry. Extremely talented and committed to excellence; he is an accomplished Writer, Producer, Certified Audio Engineer and live Performer.
His inspiration comes from the Almighty and is manifested through some of the most profound and revolutionary musical minds the world has ever witness; such as Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Tiger, King Jammy's, Tracy Chapman, Lovindeer, Slick Rick, Dave Kelly, Anthony Malvo and Shabba Ranks.
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