Emerging in 2003, Pepaseed became one of the leaders of the conscious dancehall movement. Along with Buju Banton and Capleton, he helped lead dancehall back to the musical and spiritual influence of its reggae roots. Pepaseed favored organic productions and Rastafarian subject matter over the trendy Americanized reggae. His music was generally positive, advocating faith, compassion for poor black youth, and respect for women.
He sometimes courted controversy with his strict adherence to Rasta views and recanting of his troubled past. His critics particularly disapproved of his aggressive condemnations of homosexuals and White Western oppressors. Yet overall, his lyrics were profound and aimed to generate positive change in a disturbed society.
Pepaseed remained something of an enigma to the public at large, rarely granting interviews and keeping his concert appearances to a minimum. Nonetheless, his fans still ranked Pepaseed as the most popular conscious reggae artist of his time.
Pepaseed is on radio rotation with the track, “Hope And Pray” (Ocean Fire Riddim/Instrumental/Version – Markus Records – VCVHRecords)
Pepaseed Best Reggae / Experimental Song for ‘Ever’ in the September 2015.