Jah1, also known as Jason Bergin, is a versatile music artist from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. He started writing his own lyrics when he was just 12 years old, now at the age of 25 he is at the epicenter of Irish urban music. He is comfortable in all aspects of hip hop and doesn’t stick to one genre. His latest release is called “4X4 freeestyle” with Bernard, M & Ellis, Mackerhymes.
Jah1 is preparing the release of “Big Boys” which will be available on October 29th.
“Drill is huge in the world right now and coming from a violent background I see everyone jumping in to tell their stories, drill is also good without the violent story and just good heavy bars.”Jah1,
Jah1: “People laughing at me saying I’m Irish, I’m not black, I think I’m Eminem etc. that just pushed me to go harder.”
He went by the name Jah1 when he heard the music and beat that awakened in him the vibes of that creative pattern characteristic of rap. “From a very young age I would listen to hip hop and rap and tell myself that’s what I wanted to do in my life,” Jah1 tells us. He grew up listening to Eminem, 50 Cent, D12, The Game, etc. Then he started listening to some Irish rappers, and that made him think that if they could do it, so could he.
The song that stands out the most from his entire repertoire is “Jazzy Belle”; which is on his first album “Fresh Fruit”, of 7 songs, featuring Mori C and Tony Mahoney. He also did a song called “Understand Me” with Willa Lee, an Irish singer that Jah1 listened to as a child: “it was a little dream come true”.
Jah1 is very open and has no reservations with the songs. He tells it like it is and is not afraid to touch on any subject. Many topics speak to his personal life: “I don’t mind telling my story to anyone outside the room, that’s my goal, one person may not relate, but the next person will,” he acknowledged.
In the music world, “everyone is only out for themselves and what you put in is what you’re going to get out.” “Be true to you and do it because the industry is full of snakes and backstabbers,” he advises us when asked about the lesson he has learned in the music and entertainment industry.