If you know ANYTHING about the foundation of Dancehall Reggae Music, then you have to KNOW who Kesta Pearson is. Casta “Kesta” Pearson is a producer from Jamaica, W.I., who now resides in the Bronx, NY.
He worked at Aquarius Records in Jamaica from 1980-1991. After which he migrated to the USA – he now resides in the Bronx, where he owns Kesta Records.
Kesta gave many artists their primary start to voice recordings and is the original Producer to MANY of Dancehall’s greatest legends. Artistes like Buju Banton, Mad Cobra, Little Meeky and Thriller U are all members of his stalwart musical fraternity of Dancehall talent. Lady Patra leads the pack along with Junie Ranks in Kesta’s burgeoning camp of female artists that he has produced early on in their careers.
Kesta’s uncanny ability to discover new talent before they get recruited by “big promoters” is undeniable! Due mainly because of his willingness to listen, foster and groom new Artists – simply put, every artist had to be a new artist before their “big break.”