Born Delmark St. Aubyn Spence Jr. on June 18, 1981, in Kingston Jamaica, Delus had a growing passion to fulfill a musical career. Growing up with his father Delmark Spence Sr., his mother Winsome Spence and younger brother Garfield Spence (â€œKonshensâ€) he discovered his love for music as his motherâ€™s weekend ritual was to play music loudly while cleaning.
He is influenced by present day and existing musical icons such as Buju Banton, Spragga Benz, and Beres Hammond. However, it was not until after leaving Morant Bay High School that he attempted to embark on understanding this love for music, which was slowly becoming a fire that fueled him. Delus started to hang out at studios, mainly the Youth Man Promotion/Black Roots Studio owned by Lincoln â€œSugaâ€ Minnott, thus gaining the much needed exposure and experience of the studio environment and lifestyle. â€œI am a highly persistent and progressive individual. Music allows me to write and sing about every aspect of life.â€
Delusâ€™s first recording was with his brother, Konshens. The duo recorded under the name Sojah which means â€œSons of Jah.â€ Their first single entitled â€œMedz Pon Di Cornerâ€ on the Cash Flow label, went number one in Japan in 2004, which afforded them the opportunity to tour in Japan. The tour prompted the release of the duos debut album titled â€œSons of Jah.â€ Songs recorded by Sojah included â€œMi Madaâ€ and â€œSegregationâ€ on Cash Flow Label; â€œCyaan Draw Wi Outâ€ on the In The Streets Label; â€œReal Loveâ€ on the Vertex Label; â€œRatataâ€ on the Open Ear Label.
In 2007, Delus decided to establish his solo career and released singles such as â€œNymphomaniacâ€ and â€œPowerâ€ on the Cash Flow Label and â€œMoveâ€ on the Rapid Fire Label. During that time Delus displayed his versatility when he directed and edited music videos for artists such as Bescenta, Warrior King, Tiana and a medley that included artists such as D'Angel, Mr. Peppa, Delly Ranx, Sojah and Spragga Benz.
Additionally, Delus worked on projects such as "Some Gal" on the Outada Riddim by Seanizzle, "Gal or War" for Mr. G's Young Blood, remixes by D&H (Daddy & Hypa) out of France, with Tracks like "Whatever You Like (Anything U Want)" Remix with Rapper T.I. featuring Delus & Nicole, "Gangsta Remix" with Mavado featuring Delus & Vybz Kartel and â€œArab Moneyâ€ dubbed "Gangsta Money" with Busta Rhymes featuring Delus.
In 2009, the singjay busied himself promoting singles â€œGang War,â€ from the Exile Production Label, along with his latest videos for chart topping singles â€œTrue Love,â€ from Media House Production, â€œSheâ€™s Happyâ€ featuring Konshens, â€œHeathen Dem Nuh Like Meâ€ from Miguel Music and â€œLoose Controlâ€ on the Substance Riddim from Young Veterans Productions.
In May, 2009, Sojah released its Sophomore Album titled â€œModern Revolutions,â€ at which time the duo went on tour in Europe to promote the album. The album was produced by Irievibrations Crew. The tracks on the album are an eclectic mix of roots, reggae, dancehall, hip hop and pop and feature artists such as Luciano and Iriepathie. Dancehallusa.com writes, â€œWhen you talk about a complete album, â€œModern Revolutionâ€ is a fine example. Each and every song tells its own story but still manages to keep a connection between all the other tracks on the LP.
Although Sojah is still an important part of Delusâ€™s musical resume, his solo career is still the forefront of his journey. 2010 will undoubtedly be a record topping year for Delus, as he has written songs for College Boys entitled â€œGod Alone,â€ â€œSanityâ€ for LMR (Love, Money, Respect) Productions, â€œMek Dem Sorryâ€ for Subkonshus Music, â€œUnrulyâ€ for Live Up Records, as well as more in the mixing stage. We can also look forward to the upcoming release of brother Konshens â€“ which he is featured on â€“ hit single â€œChalis Load.â€