The world received a gem, when Dameon ‘R-Tadax’ Whyte was born on 1st June 1986 in Kingston, Jamaica. Dameon’s early exposure to music was mainly centered on writing songs. At 14 years, he enjoyed rapping and doing lyrical “clashes” with his peers, during and after school. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, he would visit recording studios across Kingston, where he invested his time and energy in honing his writing and recording skills. Even at this early age, he displayed a distinctly unique vocal ability, and there was no doubt he was destined for greatness.
Upon gradation in 2004, at age 17, he became employed in the sales department of local energy firm, IGL and contributed positively to the company throughout his tenure. His work ethic, discipline and focus made him a model employee. Notwithstanding the positive movements in his career, he was faced with the choice of balancing this professional career with his passion for music. In 2010, he made the risky decision to become a full time musician and performing artiste. R-Tadax, with no regrets, was now ready to put his full effort and energy into fulfilling his dream to be recognized worldwide for his inimitable talent.
R-Tadax is often described as a humanitarian who is outspoken, amiable and known for his jovial personality. In 2011, Rtadax came up with the slang “Way Up”, and recorded two songs using this slang. Other slangs he invented include “Who is it”, Yes Sir, “Get with it, or get lost”, “Do Suh”, “Ye”, “Pin Pull” & “Fresh Pair-a”.
R-Tadax got his first radio play with his song “Tomartist” produced by Royal Records. The controversial song enjoyed heavy rotation on the radio. He gained major recognition in 2014, when he released his conscious Reggae/Dancehall single called “Ungrateful”. He campaigned in the streets and the song was played by reputable selectors and was later remixed by Chi Ching Ching. The song was featured on mix CDs and played on major radio stations, while the official video aired on local television channels and on DVDs.
In 2015 he recorded a song with local artiste, Telegent called “Rumble”. He also took it to the streets of Kingston with his dance team Pin Pullas, who performed a full dance routine to compliment the track and achieved great results.
By summer of 2015 R-Tadax was well on his way doing major stage shows and performing with well-known dancehall artistes as their opening act. He grew his female fan base when he recorder “Hill n Gully” on the Dutty Fridaze Record Label and did several singles with the label earning himself much street credits. The music video featured popular Jamaican dancers and displayed his outstanding performance skills.
In November 2016, he recorded the vibrant single entitled “Pose” on the Gold Plaque Riddim. The song is receiving a lot of attention on social media, at local dancehall street parties, at Dancehall Workshops all over Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and it took him all the way to Santiago, Chile, where he filmed scenes for the official video. In 2017 he released an exciting Dance Track called Aggressive Dancing with Canadian based producers and single “Keep Trying and Masterpiece, both with Official Videos. As a result, his music has been gaining traction globally.
In 2018 R-tadax release a variety of singles showing his versatility, diversity and creativity. Songs such as Pickney Mouth, Dear Mama, Finesse Remix, Back Bend, Roll it, Work and Jiggle with Chilean Artiste Canis Major. In addition he released an interesting 8 track EP with Bomb Shop Records, available on all digital platforms.
R-Tadax is a remarkable performer and communicator with an unmistakably distinct voice, and an undeniable passion for music.