is the stage name for Greg Rose of St. Ann, Jamaica. Inspired by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Toots Hibbert tunes, “Mr. Perfect” was performing by age 9 and gaining a regional reputation as a teenager. “My brother and I opened the first official digital recording studio (Askum) in Bamboo, St. Ann, back in 1998.”
Even though Giddimani’s success after ten albums, 700-plus singles and a Grammy nomination for 2012’s “Journey of 100 Miles” has given him an “intercontinental life,” he stays in touch with his St. Ann roots. This shines through in his lyrics. He has scored No. 1 tunes in Jamaica, Germany, Sweden and France and has collaborated with Lauryn Hill, Anthony B, Sizzla Kalonji, Lutan Fyah and Jahdan Blakkamoore, yet Chalice Palace Muzic still handles his publishing.
His company also founded Giddimani Records, a label that actively records upcoming Jamaican artists on compilations featuring a Giddimani tune or two to help them gain exposure. New titles include “Horn Of Africa Riddim,” “Burnhard Spliffington Riddim” and “Bay Area Riddim.” As the music scene changes, Rose stays true to his message. “As a true Rastafarian, I know that it’s right over wrong, good over evil, so my music will remain positive as long as I live.”