A Conversation with JAH CURE

By :- Janette Brin

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Hailing from Hannover, Jamaica, Siccature Alcock better known as Jah Cure walked into the offices of ZROD FM in Road Town, Tortola. It was the eve of his Martin Luther King Weekend Concert and although tired from his LIAT travel experience; he was very warm in his pouring of gratitude for the opportunity to be in Tortola. It was as if he knew everyone for years as he greeted the group of media representatives which included Caribbean POSH Magazine Publisher, Janette Brin. Then after a few pictures with some laughs in between he proceeded to his interview lead by radio personality Gadiethz.

 

G: They say that good things come to those that wait and we’ve been waiting for quite a while now. The Cure is here…Welcome to the islands.

…What is your view on “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”? Are we really that different…Men or Women?

JC: It’s just a saying. Of course we are two different, but really we are not that different.

G: How would you describe Jah Cure’s ideal woman? I know that you’ve found her and everything, but some of these females are having this high hope that Jah Cure is free, single and disengaged but clear the air right now..

JC: See, in this life, you must be careful what you wish for. I would like a next subject.

G: As an artist, how would you describe the intended message in your work? How would you describe the work that Jah Cure is doing?

JC: Heart-felt, Deep love, Relationships, Struggles. Uplift people out of their sadness and their pain we go through. So I sing for those people. I sing for the ladies. That’s the comfort. When their heads get hurt from someone out there. Jah Cure said hold one. I can’t be their man, but I at least I married one for all of them.

G: If you weren’t a reggae superstar, what would you be?

JC: I would be a fisherman.

G: If you had the power to change one thing in this world, what would it be?

JC: I would change the way how the system is set. The class system. I would change many things, but that’s just one thing I would change. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

G: Your career started around 1997. Describe the difference between Jah Cure then and now.

JC: Well I’m a mature man right now - a full-grown king, mature in the music and different delivery. With ethics and just little things that come with life. You grow up. Nothing stays one place. So now is the time I’m ready for the world. Although you’re out there and you make music, but still there comes a time when you’re fully grown and fully mature and master the craft.

RH: Beres Hammond is your mentor. How is the relationship with Beres Hammond? When are we going to get that song with Beres Hammond?

JC: Trust me, I recorded that song already but it looks like I’m going to have to go record that song again. The relationship with Beres Hammond only gets better because he’s my mentor still and people can probably look forward to seeing that package between me and Beres Hammond in 2013 and beyond because he said to me a couple weeks ago that he wants me to come sit and have a meeting with him talking about doing our booking package.

DJ Kevy Kev: Cure, it’s really a blessing and honor to have you come up across here on Jost Van Dyke. Being an island boy from a little island called St. Kitts, small British territory, and living abroad in the states right now, you having the influence of the entire world. The entire world is watching you. The entire world looks at every move that you make. When it comes to being such a role model for our youth, there are a lot of people that want and try to be in this business that have raw talent. With all of the things that you’ve experienced in this business [and you being as successful as you are], can you talk to some of the listeners who are trying to come up and do some of the things you’re doing and following in your footsteps. Talk to some of the youth and youngsters, “If you want to be like me,” what would you have to do?

JC: Well youngsters, listen to this: if you want to be like me, first you take perseverance, persistency to try, but believe in yourself, learn what you want to do. Strive and be passionate about it and everything will work. Just come from your heart about it and then they will feel you because there’s no heart only made of stone. You have to feel it. Even if you live in a cave, you have to feel it. People will come up in the cave, when you’re keeping the show. So guess what, just work on your art and your craft and when your craft is ready you will know. The world will know. Everything will be perfect and right. So just continue to write and if you can get someone with the experience .... If I have the time I will give you the ears and tell you exact what things you would need to get across the bridge. But for now, just believe in yourself and be passionate about what you want to do. It will work. If you don’t believe in yourself, it won’t work. It’s a big world with a lot of challenges out there and many people want to make it in different avenues of life. You have to step up on the scene and when you come, you have to come with something. Come with a bang. Everybody’s ears will open.

RH: You’ve moved into some house music now. You’re working on something with Don Corleon. Talk to me about that because I believe that’s going to put you into a whole different liking as far as your career goes. Talk to me about that.

JC: Very interesting topic. All the time I’m singing, I’ve loved reggae…but there are so much nice things out there. House music…it’s a type of music that they call “need love”. It touches me in some way. Music evolves but I won’t go with the dance hall thing. So I decided to go with Don Corleon for 2012/2013... We have so much good songs piled up, the fans haven’t really heard anything yet.

Jah Cure closes interview by introducing new hit for 2012/2013 entitled “I Do” Prod. By Don Corleon

 

 

 

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