Prophecy Izis is a recording artist of real authentic reggae music. He sings to teach and uplift the people. His deep cultural lyrics and positive feel reggae beats are sure to make you feel great. Born Melvin Claude Leslie on December 29th 1975, Prophecy Izis is from Westmoreland Jamaica and now temporarily located in Montreal.
From the age of 9, Melvin Claude sang in churches, schools and community events. Both his parents were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which made cultural events and traditions a very important part of his upbringing. His music was greatly influenced by reggae icons such as Joseph ‘’Culture’’ Hill, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Burning Spear and more. Rastafarianism became more and more important for Melvin Claude from reading Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King and Ily Selassie I speeches. That led him to move away from his parents’ home to the hills where he could ‘’livicate’’ himself to his new order, the Bobo Ashanti. Because of his spirituality his Rastafari brethrens and sistrens started to call him Ras Izis,because Izis mean praises.
Inspired musically, he wrote his first song Bloody War, from then he was called Prophecy Izis. That song was recorded as his 1st single in 2001 (under ‘’Name brand production’’ out a Sav-va-na-la-mar Westmoreland Jamaica) before the war in Iraq with America, which was on regular rotation at iriefm (on GT Taylor, the dancehall master show), linxfm and vibzfm. Prophecy Izis has performed in many events in Jamaica, like Tribute to Peter Tosh and Vybzfm concert with artists such as Richie Stevens, Warrior King, Tarrus Riley, Chezidek and Lutan Fyah. Prophecy Izis also released singles with Wildgeese Records such as Jah is Worthy and The System Red.
Prophecy Izis has now been in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for about 2 years, where he has been working on new material. He has since then released many great singles including Revolution, Mama & Papa & Free Education. In August 2012 Prophecy Izis released his first complete album online. This album was produced by young and upcoming producer, Bereket Tafari of Riddim Yut Prodz in South Africa. He is currently hard at work with his band, towards the album launch party April 13th 2013 at Alize Club Lounge, Montreal.
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(450) 758-7711 (450) 758-5397