Born in Brooklyn’s tough Bushwick neighborhood, Mojo Morgan was raised in Springfield, MA and spent his summer vacations back in New York’s hippest outer borough, where he returned after high school. Although he grew up in Massachusetts, the family was able to maintain a home in Jamaica and made sure the strong Jamaican culture was present in the home while raising the children in America. As a member of Reggae super group Morgan Heritage, they started recording for the first time professionally in the 80’s.
The band signed to MCA Records in 1992 (following a much-talked about performance at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash Festival), issuing its debut album, “Miracles“, in 1994, triggering one of the most impressive streaks in modern-day Reggae since. In a dozen years, the band has racked up several hits in Jamaica and abroad including Reggae smash hits “Don’t Haffi Dread To Be Rasta” Reggae Bring Back Love” “Down By The River” “She’s Still Loving Me” “Tell Me How Come” and “Nothing To Smile About” in the UK, Jamaica, Holland, Germany, USA, and around the world. Morgan Heritage has had top chart success over the last 5 albums.
Not to be forgotten is the intense touring that the band has done, which has brought them across the globe. From North America to Africa to Asia and the South Pacific back to South America. Europe has been the stronghold for the group, where they have played all the major Rock and Reggae festivals alike. Africa holds a special place in their heart and has showed great support towards the group when they played sold out Stadiums in Senegal, Gambia, Mauritius and all across the Continent.
Surrounded by sessions of intensive vocal and instrumental training, Mojo Morgan was exposed to everything from the godfathers of Roots Reggae to top 40 American Radio: everything from Sade and Bryan Adams to The Cranberries and Hootie and The Blowfish. Those musical influences have formed a new direction for Mojo Morgan’s solo project.
Mojo is ready to unveil his latest work with the new CD “The Next Generation” that features a new sound called “Rasta Rock” which can be described as a hybrid of Alternative Rock and Hip-Hop/R&B that will appeal to current fans as well as new fans for generations to come. The CD is led by the sizzling new single Million $ Check. A song that reminds people that someone else feels their pain and is with them during the struggle.
Mojo Morgan’s solo CD is sure to be a milestone in a career already studded with numerous accomplishments and accolades. Mojo continues to maintain the fans he has already captured alongside Morgan Heritage and further expand his international reach with “The Next Generation” and the national anthem Million $ Check!