Humble – Old Time Days
Box Lunch Production / VPAL Music
Oneil George McFarlane; usually called Dada Blacks, now Humble, is the next serious, conscious reggae roots artist in the music industry.
Humble was born on October 2 at the Linstead Hospital. I was raised in St Catherine in a small district called High Mountain with my mother Winsome Thompson and father Clifford McFarlane, both of whom took the best care me.
Humble attended Miss Gloria’s Basic School in Princess Field, Linstead All Age School, then Bog Walk High School where I graduated with 2 CXC subjects.
Humble found his real love for music after leaving school and started working in the Construction, Carpentry and Joinery Industry, where I usually sing while working.
Humble enjoys playing football with friends in the High Mountain community and enjoy listening to reggae artists like Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Bob Marley, Strictly Roots and international artists like Stevie Wonder.
At the age of 19 hestarted putting words together and writing music.
In 2012 Humble linked an old colleague Michael Howell, who at the time was an apprentice engineer at the Tuff Gong Recording Studio where his brother, Roland (Rollie) McDermot, was the chief engineer who worked on numerous grammy award winning albums.
He started to voice in the late 2013. Humble recorded his debut song called Reggae Deh Deh produced by Michael Howell for Box Lunch Production, which got its first air play on the 2 March 2014 on Jamaica’s Reggae Radio Irie Fm. When he heard his song on the radio for the first time it was a sensational moment in his life and his community. In December 2013 Humble did his first performance at the Reggae City grand opening ceremony with Ron Muchette from Irie FM & Sound Di Alarm Music Festival