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Born Jabari Desta Blackburne, in Brooklyn NY on Dec. 16th,1991 JAHBARI was destined to be an entertainer. He hails from a family of performers and singers. His grandmother whom lived with him throughout his life and great aunts are all singers, while his great Uncle, Count Robin, is a well known Calypsonian within Trinidad and the United States. From a young age, he and his older brother, moved to Trinidad from the United States where they gained an appreciation for the colorful music of the country. This would later transcend to his passion for singing. After moving back to the United States at the age of 8, JAHBARI would sit in his room and listen to the music of his favorite artists, including Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Boys II Men and most recently Akon , who he credits as his favorite artist.
JAHBARI would always sing humorous songs that he penned himself around the family, until his older and only sibling, Nkosi, saw that he had a great voice and that his talent was one to be taken seriously. Along with Nkosi, and older cousin Dharrion, they formed LFS (Loyalty+ Focus=Success). LFS formed in 2001 and established in 2010, is a movement of talented family members and friends who came together,initiated and joined forces to create a different sound. With JAHBARI as singer, Nkosi founder/manager/ songwriter, and Dharrion as rapper/writer. Through LFS, JAHBARI was able to gain studio time to record and exhibit his great talent and distinguishable voice. This young phenom, along with fellow members of LFS, ooze a raw musical talent that spans beyond their years. With JAHBARI at the helm, they are primed to take the music world by storm with their infectious sound.