Jaye “JAHAH” Berry is a producer/emcee/singer/songwriter from the “Home of the Brave” - Atlanta Georgia. He has released three Independent albums: 2002’s Ear for Music, 2004’s Mama’s Only Son, and 2007’s The Melting Pot under the alias Jahah.
Jahah began writing songs when he was just 15 years of age. Since then he’s collaborated with Tha Bizness, Pink, Speech (Arrested Development), Big Rube, Choklate, Scar, Mistah Fab, Wale Parker, Cool Million and Dukes of Daville to name a few.
In 2002, Jahah popped up on the Atlanta music scene with his first album Ear for Music. The album garnered him attention from Outkast’s now defunct label Stankonia. “It was an honor to know the legendary Outkast and their executive’s at Stankonia wanted to sign me. I only wish something bigger would have come out of the whole situation”. Since the brief set back with Stankonia, Jahah has been featured on four of Speech’s EMI Japan releases and released two critically acclaimed LP’s on the Japanese label Day-Track. After releasing The Melting Pot (Day-Track) in 2007, Jahah was able to tour Europe, South America, and South Africa. “All the tours were great but being able to touch down in Africa was a dream come true. I was greeted with WELCOME HOME the first day I was there. At that moment I felt like all my hard work had paid off. I was so thankful”.
In the summer of 2008, Jahah began working with the production duo Tha Bizness who went on to produce Young Money’s “Every Girl” and Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black”. “Tha Bizness gave me new life and inspiration. My life and career are in a different space now and I welcome change. I needed a fresh start and Tha Bizness helped me do that”. Jahah has since signed on as a songwriter for Tha Bizness and has recorded a 70’s inspired album with the duo that will be released in the near future. He’s also co-produced several tracks on Tha Bizness album and will be featured on 4 of the LP’s songs.
Jahah is also co-producer of his new production company The Feel with Angie Stone’s touring bass player DeToxXx. The Feel has produced the bulk of Jahah’s forthcoming albums Nostalgia (RED) and The Paradigm. Jahah looks to collaborate with other artist(s) soon.
J. Berry Publishing MAMASONLYSON, LLC – BMI 2010©
The NFL Super Bowl 2005-2006
Fox Sports NFL Pre-Game Show (4 time Emmy Award winner)
Fox Sports “5-4-3-2-1” extreme sports
Total Access – 24 hour football network
Burning Time DVD Worldwide Distribution via Dreamworks/Sony.
“10 Yards with TB” theme music for Fox Sports
“ATL Xplosion” theme song
Multiple production credits for MTV, VH1, ABC, CBS, Cartoon Network, A&E,
Downstream International Film Festival & Sacramento Festival of Film credits
“Outlaw Street Cars” by Stone Films (Sony Dreamworks distribution)
“Death or Glory” (Sony Dreamworks)
Columbia Records/Loud Records mix-tape compilation “Game Peep Game” credit
“Rolling” video game for Xbox, PlayStation, Game Cube by Sci-Games (UK)
Hairshow the Movie soundtrack CD with 2 JAHAH tracks
Platinum selling Japan artist Yumi-Shizukusa production (5 tracks on 1 release)
AFL (Arena Football League) / Russell Athletic national commercial song
South by Southwest (SxSW, Austin Texas)
NBA Rhythm ‘N Rims tour sponsored by Sprite & Reebok
NBA Atlanta Hawks home team band (1st ever live NBA arena band / Philips Arena)
Turner Stadium / Atlanta Braves baseball game
Jazz @ Lincoln Center Rhythm Road tour throughout Africa & South America (two 6 week tours)
Dizzy’s Jazz @ AOL Time Warner Building NYC
Atlanta SummerFest, Sweet Auburn Fest, Cotton Club, Fox Theater
HBCU Alumni cruise from Miami – Cozumel
Morehouse Homecoming performance
Plan Bee: The Sting (BeeZee70 Productions)
Ear for Music
MamasOnlySon (US release & Japan import release)
The Melting Pot (US release & Japan import release)
AFAR featuring JAHAH (US release & Japan import release)
“Oohhh”, “Call Me” & “Reverse” music videos
“UnHookt” independent DVD by Memory Wedge
3 guest spots on Speech/Arrested Development releases (3 Gold albums EMI Japan)
Sponsored by SoBe Beverages (Pepsi) for 2006 live events
Sponsored by IMI Clothing NYC (feature song “Pop a Bottle” as promotional song for line)
Reviewed with high marks from Jezebel Magazine
Vibe Magazine “Artist to Watch” via editorial staff