Dezarie or should we say "Empress"?, is a reggae singer from St. Croix US Virgin Islands.
She is a diehearted Rastafarian with one of a kind vocals and hard-hitting lyrics, which most reggae and dancehall music lovers enjoy listening.
She Broke unto the scene in 2001 with her debut album "FYA". This was released by "I Grade Records".
That same year she won the best new female reggae artiste in the Atlanta's Music Awards.
This Roots Empress has being working with Midnite Recording company since 2001. This has led to the release of her second album "Gracious Mama Africa" (2003) and "Eaze The Pain" (2008).
Her songs are very well loved and listened throughout the Caribbean, USA, North America and most reggae music lovers in Europe.
Some of her top single are : "Travelers, Gracious Mama Africa, Poverty, Gone Down, Slew Dem An Done, Not One Pennyand Judgment Come".
This talented Singer-Songwriter, Musician is definitely destined for big things in the reggae and dancehall industry.
The Roots empress blessed the reggae community in 2003 with the deliverance of one of the most potent musical albums of all time "Gracious Mama Africa."
Released on the Afrikan Roots Lab record label, this album emerged from the seeds planted on her amazing debut album of 2001 "FYA".
Gracious Mama Africa transports the incredible voice of her to a whole new level - the highest heights. Her foundation is firmly established on songs such as "Travelers" and the title track.
The brilliance and clarity of Dezarie's voice is reverently unveiled on "Exhalt." Gracious Mama Africa abounds with pleas for social justice and racial equality with selections like "Poverty," "Strengthen Your Mind" and "Justice".
But to this listener, the strength and power of her is most strikingly displayed in her condemnation of 'so-called' civilization. "Gone Down," "Not One Penny," "Law Fe De Outlaw", "Slew Dem An Done" and "Judgment Come" all deliver conscious punches that penetrate the soul.
After receiving Atlanta's "Best New Female Reggae Artist" award in 2001, She returned to her native island of St. Croix. Since that time, she has been working closely with Midnite’s Ron Benjamin.
2008 saw the release of “Eaze The Pain,” an album in which Dezarie’s devotion for H.I.M. provide the book-ends for poignant political and social messages on songs like “The Truth,” "Set Da Flame” and “For The People By The People.” A similar template is employed on the 2010 release “The Fourth Book.”
Her newest release “Love In Your Meditation” takes the music of her to an even higher plane with outstanding vocals and harmonies punctuating powerful lyrics on selections that include “Download De Criminal,” “Return To Sender” and “Constructing Destruction.”
Once again, Ron Benjamin provides exquisite instrumentation, production and vocal harmonies on this album that includes the hair-raising ballad “Stronger.”