BilliBlade, born Linval Alexander McKnight in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1979, has been recording and writing music for several years. His vocal styles and talent for writing is authentic and unique. He has described his style as a blend of Reggae and Dancehall with R&B and Hip-Hop. BilliBlade grew up in a poor family with three sisters and one older brother, in the then quiet city of Portmore. His father owned a sound system (disco) in the early 70’s but by the time BilliBlade was born his mother had convinced his father to sell it. Nevertheless music was already engraved in BilliBlade’s DNA and at a young age he started to pen lyrics. He first started to be drawn to the boy bands in the R&B genre of those days such as Boys II Men, Jodeci and Shai, which inspired him to begin his first set of writings with this genre, this around the age of 12 or 13. However, shortly afterwards, he returned to his own authentic and cultural roots; Reggae and Dancehall music.