Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure (born Siccature Alcock on 11 October 1978 in Hanover, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician, who was raised in Kingston. He was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton whom he met while growing up in Kingston. Jah Cure is also known as the King of Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae.
|Birth name||Siccature Alcock|
|Born||11 October 1978|
Hanover Parish, Jamaica
|Genres||Reggae, Lovers rock, Roots reggae|
|Labels||Iyah Cure Music Ltd.|
|Website||Jah Cure's Website RealJahCure.com|
His first big break came in March 1997 when he released the single "King in this Jungle" which was a duet with Sizzla. The single was produced by Beres Hammond who went on to become his mentor. He then released a steady stream of singles that won him critical and popular acclaim. Beres Hammond eventually took Cure under his tutelage and began mentoring him and producing his music in the studio. In 1998, Cure performed on a European tour and visited several Caribbean Islands with Beres Hammond and the Harmony House Family.
In November 1998, while driving around Montego Bay, Cure was pulled over by the police and arrested on charges of gun possession, robbery and rape. He was prosecuted before the Gun Court in April 1999, found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Cure was transferred from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, which had a digital recording studio the inmates could use. It was there that Cure released three albums and a number of singles, some of which have topped the Jamaican chart. His first album Free Jah's Cure The Album the Truth was released in 2000, it was followed by Ghetto Life in 2003 and Freedom Blues in 2005. More recently Cure has released the songs "Love Is", "Longing For" and "True Reflections", showing his unique voice and lyrical ability.
He was released from jail on parole on 28 July 2007, after serving 8 years of the sentence. Three days later, his fourth album, True Reflections...A New Beginning was released.
He is signed to Iyah Cure Productions and VP Records.
In 2008, Jah Cure released "Hot Long Time" feat. Junior Reid. Universal Cure, Jah Cure's 5th studio album, was to be released on 25 November 2008, but was postponed to a "mid 2009" release.
The Universal Cure was released in the US on 14 April 2009. The album features "Hot Long Time" (featuring Junior Reid, Flo Rida, and Mavado.), as well as "Mr. Jailer" and "Journey". The album was the first recorded album since his release from prison.
At the end of 2010, following the success of Jah Cure's single "Unconditional Love" featuring Phyllisia, SoBe Entertainment released the second single off Jah Cure's upcoming World Cry album, titled "Like I See It" featuring Rick Ross and Mavado.
Jah Cure married TV Host/Producer Kamila Mcdonald on 7 August 2011 in Sandy Bay Hanover. On 20 February 2012 the couple welcomed a baby girl named Kailani Belle. Their daughter's name means "Beautiful Chief from the heavens".
On 11 December 2012, SoBe Entertainment released Jah Cure's 6th studio album, World Cry, digitally to the world. The physical release was scheduled for 29 January 2013.
His album The Cure was released in July 2015. It topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in its first week of release and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2016.
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- Free Jah's Cure The Album the Truth (2000)
- Ghetto Life (2003)*
- Freedom Blues (2005)
- True Reflections...A New Beginning (2007)
- The Universal Cure (2009)
- World Cry (2013)*
- The Cure (2015)*
* Indicates release recognised by Jah Cure
- Dreisinger, Baz (30 September 2007). "His long-awaited release". Los Angeles Times. p. F-13. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
- "Singing the jailhouse rock", Jamaica Observer, 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012
- Stelfox, Dave. "Pitchfork: The Month In Reggae/Dancehall". Retrieved 22 August 2007.
- "July Release for The Cure", Jamaica Observer, 13 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015
- Jackson, Kevin (2015) "Cure tops Billboard Reggae Album chart", Jamaica Observer, 24 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015