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Blackout Ja aka Christopher Hendricks was born in Portland Jamaica. He is the youngest of three siblings. Growing up in a musical household his mother sang on the church choir and his father played a sound system called universe from Portland.
Blackout Ja attended Titchfield High School. He would perform on local events in his town. He was advised by an influential teacher at his school that music was his destiny. He was crowned champion DJ (Mc) by his community after winning many local DJ competitions.
Seeking a career in music he went to the Capital city Kingston where he was spotted by lots of popular producers like Collin Fat who produced his fist single on the top ten Riddim called Question man. He then worked with other international producers like Sly and Robbie, Castro Brown, Steven Stanley, Heavy D, Bus out, Gussie Clarke and Sky High who recorded his first LP entitled BLACKOUT.
He then worked with General Lee who became his mentor because he was ask by the great Dennis Brown at the time to help the artist on his Journey.
Blackout Ja was signed to Supreme Promotion who host the biggest one night reggae show on earth STING. He preformed four consecutive years on sting to excellent reviews. He has performed on Sun Splash Teen Splash Border Clash Ghetto Splash Tastee Talent Contest as a special guest with Heavy Dee crew.
Blackout Ja was told by the great Yellow Man that he was going to make a significant impact in dancehall reggae. He then left Jamaica to perform in France with the Mighty Diamonds but was not granted the visa by the French embassy and decided to stay in England where he was singed to East West records and worked with UK based producer Curtis Lynch, Sting Ray and other UK based reggae producers.
Blackout Ja top charts on the drum and bass scene with hit singles Informer with K*ners and Murder a Sound with Tener fly all done with the Runtingz Crew a drum and bass production team based in Bristol uk. Hits with Benny Page, Aries, J Man, Chop Stick Records, Marcus Visionary, Congo Natty, Deekline, Ed Solo and Gold Dubs, Lion UK, Isaac Maya, Lion Dubs, Jah Boogs, Speaker Lewis, Sleepy Time Ghost and countless other hits across the world.
Blackout Ja also worked with European producers like Dread Squad, Mongoes Hi Fi and other producers across Europe and has performed on some of the major festivals like Boom Town, Shambala, Nothing Hill Carnival, St Pauls Carnival, One Love Festival.
He worked along side the legendary Ranking Joe, Big Youth, Tappa Zuki, Buju Banton, Freddy McGregor, Culture, Mighty Diamond, Sean Paul, Bounty Killa, Alpha Blonde, Daddy Freddy and other great acts.
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