Parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica
Eric Smith is indeed one of the most talented, riveting and hard hitting reggae artistes today. Since Bob Marley and Peter Tosh passed on, reggae music has lost its focus on the issues of the poor masses, and giving a voice to struggle and hope by spreading the message through reggae music.
Eric Smith has reclaimed the sound and message of true reggae music. He is a true musical treat for any promoter. Eric’s voice is crystal clear and unique as is his style of music. Eric Smith has worked with musicians from Studio One – a must have for any and many reggae fans worldwide.
Early life and career beginnings
Eric Smith was born in the Parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica. He grew up with his mother Ms. Lisa Cox in a working class community known as Pepine, near the capital called Kingston.
He credits his mother, as well as his cousin May and William Badroo for many of his early moral teachings. As a youth, Eric witnessed the social and economic inequalities associated with the ghetto life in Kingston.
These experiences fueled the powerful civil minded commentaries which permeate Eric’s music. Eric moved to the United States at a young age and still resides there.
Music career and endorsements
He looks to the teachings of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Nelson and Winnie Mandela for political inspiration.
Eric has chosen music as his platform to voice ghetto people’s life long struggle for equal rights and justice. He sends a message of change to expose the decaying morality that is infecting and corrupting both the youth and contemporary society as a whole.
He released his album “Rocky Road” in 2007 and Toured East and West Africa in 2013. Eric is working on his current album which will soon be released.
Eric Smith gets his spiritual strength from the Almighty Jah Rastafari, in whom he rests his unbending Faith and Conviction.
Awards and nominations
|2007||“Rocky Road“||Toured East and West Africa in 2013|