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Reggae artiste Mighty Mystic Official Biography
Mighty Mystic is considered as one of the leaders in the modern-dayreggae revival.
He has been a spearhead for reggae music for nearly 20 years.His high-flyingtheatrical stage performance is something to behold, simply one of the best in the reggae genre...!
Mystic's fresh sound and musical diversity have proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of that next level sound that has been missing in the reggae genre. It has attracted listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.
It is clear to see that Mighty Mystic is a charismatic man on a mission, one who has gone from being a fan of the music to being a major contributor to the art.Mighty Mystic came on the scene in 2006 after scoring his first international hit with the song “Riding on the Clouds.”
However, it wasn’t until the release of his first album “Wake up the World” (2010) that he became a household name. “Wake up the World” boasted several standouts, such as “Revolution,” “Riding on the Clouds,” “Original Love,” and“Slipped Away” with appearances from reggae icon Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah.
Mystic continues to wake up the world with his high energy, message driven brand of reggae music which he emphatically calls “HARD ROOTS.” It is this unique spin on classic reggae blended with Hip Hop & Rock that has catapulted him to the forefront of today’s Reggae Revival.
Mighty Mystic is also the younger brother of current Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. When asked, does beingthe brother of Prime Minister Holness have any impact on your music? Mystic simply says “Andrew has a job to do and so do I, impact or not we both have our own mission to complete”.
THE EARLY YEARS Mighty Mystic was born Kevin Mark Holness in the farming community of Goshen, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica to parents Morris & Sonia Holness. As a child, Kevinshowed early interest in his native island’s music. It was common to hear him singing the latest tunes while imitating the actions of popular reggae artists.
When Kevinwas 10,the family relocated to Boston, MA in search of a new life. Though oceans apart Kevinnever lost the passion for his beloved reggae music. Kevin’sbrother Stephen was already making a name forhimself in the local Hip Hop sceneas an up and coming rapper. This intrigued young Kevinand it wouldn’t be long till he was bitten by the music bug.
Soon hewould be at every school talent show, every house party, every park showcase, every rap battle, every studio doing features, on every show as the opening act and before you knew it young Kevinhad the ears of his City.
It was becoming clear that this early buzz might be a real thing so he decided it was time for a musical name. He chose Mystic as it was his father’s nick name as a kid and also the area Kevin was living in at the time, butmoreover it was a reflection of the type of music he was into and doing.
As Mystic arrived so would a new level of determination and passion. By the time he was 19,he had several songs as well as remixes produced by DJ Roy Barboza being played on Boston’s #1 commercial radio station JAMN 94.5.
The buzz would ignite like a wildfire and spread nationally. Soon the big boys like Funk Master Flex in NY was rocking MM, DJ Khaled in Miami and the Baka Boys in LA to name a few. And in a blink of an eye the foundation for a “Mighty” future was set.
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