Simba was born and raised in Kingston Jamaica, he comes from a poor family who didn't have much. He fell into using music as an escape from the everyday struggles. "Growing up in a one bedroom house in Jamaica with six family members I didn't have much, even food was hard to come by". Simba and his family later moved to Mount Vernon, York in hopes of more opportunities. It was then he discovered the hip-hop culture and fell in love with it. His inspirations are 2Pac, Rakim, Biggie, Nas and Jay-z. "No disrespect to Jay or Big, but I want to be better than them.
Life and earning money in Mount Vernon was always hard, the city is plagued by gang violence, murder, and robbery. You could hardly walk down the street without hearing gunshots or seeing a fight ever so often. Simba's song "Susie's Story" depicts the cruelty and horror of such gang violence. Simba says that growing up in a town filled with struggles makes him work harder.
"This town made me who I am, I am proud to say I am from Mount Vernon. " Simba has been able to use the power of words to connect and cultivate the minds of his listeners.
Simba has been doing music for years, realizing that music is his true passion he started to perfect his craft in his teen years. Simba has grown a rapid fan base amongst his listeners. Singles such as "Pen Game" and "Want it All" have gotten him more than 30,000+plays on
SoundCloud, and a following of over 20,000 on social media outlets.
He's done multiple performances throughout his musical journey. His most notable are his appearances on Coast2Coast and SOB'S Success Sundays. Simba's main motivations are his family and his fans. In the future he sees himself being at the top of the charts.
Simba's music is very versatile, his story telling, rapid pace, and sheer essence on his tracks captivate his audience. I think the world is in for something great, from a great artist named Simba.