Born December 2, 1979, in Detroit, Michigan, Lord Jessiah Allah (Black 7) began his interest in the culture of Hip-Hop at the age of 9. He was heavily influenced by artists of that time who are now revered as legends such as Big Daddy Kane, Rakim Allah, Kool G Rap and many others. Lord Jessiah began honing his skill with the pen and homemade demo tapes by making instrumental loops with his cassette deck. In 1992, Lord Jessiah relocated to Virginia. During this time, he formed his first group called Prisoners of Darkness (P.O.D) which became one of the elite in the underground circuit and they established a strong local following. Lord Jessiah also saw his first true trial and tribulation through a stint in the Juvenile Court System (1995), which became a pivotal point in his life as he was met with a “fork in the road.” In 1996, shortly after being released from custody, he was introduced to the Nation of Gods and Earths. Knowledge of Self was taught to him in the form of Allah’s Supreme Mathematics, Supreme Alphabets and 120 Degrees. While studying with the Nation of Gods and Earths, Lord Jessiah became not only focused on obtaining knowledge of self, but he also became more focused on music and purchased his first drum machine. From that point on, he began to build up a significant catalog of music.
In 1997 His path would lead him back to his roots in Detroit where he linked up with members of the group Sun Tzu Cadre, founded in 1994 by Reasun Allah and Dr.Bahu IsGod Allah. While amongst the fold, Lord Jessiah Allah taught Reasun Allah what he knew related to music production and the Gods helped to keep the gifted youth toward the path of righteousness. Shortly after graduating High School, Lord Jessiah Allah enlisted in the US Army, where he served eight years and participated in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as a Non-Commissioned Officer in a Combat Support Hospital. The time in the Army taught him discipline and survival http://healthsavy.com skills which would allow him to build an Army of his own someday. During this period, Lord Jessiah Allah had also realized that his passion and drive for music had never left. In fact, it was burning strong than ever.
In 2004, he purchased his first sampler, the MPC 2000 XL and began to master the art of chopping and arranging samples. In 2006 Lord Jessiah picked up the moniker Black 7 Productions, formed a production team with his older cousin Endeavor the Beatzmith (Team Revolution Entertainment) and began to network with artists looking for production. Shortly after, the calling was answered. In 2007, Black 7 Productions linked with Wu-Tang Clan affiliates Born Divine (The Better Life Movement) and Dezert Eez. Black 7 Productions had also contributed to Born Divine’s album Born in The Game and Dezert Eez mixtapes and most notably their debut album Ghettoboxx distributed through N-Cendiary/Universal (2010).
In the mist of producing music, Lord Jessiah Allah also reconnected with Sun Tzu Cadre and assisted in building the brand which already was garnering buzz both locally and nationally. This was done most notably by forming personal and business relationships with Detroit’s own Wu Tang Affiliates Kevlaar 7, Phillies Blunt and Bronze Nazareth of The Wisemen. In 2010, Lord Jessiah Allah established a relationship with Justis Hype, the Program Director and Public Relations of Wu Tang Radio. Justis Hype has helped to place music produced by Black 7 Productions as well as music from Sun Tzu Cadre on Wu Tang DJ Coalition mixtape projects which were distributed internationally and also placed in rotation on Wu Tang Radio.
Currently, Black 7 Productions is poised to release his debut album Grounds Of Detroit (G.O.D) in 2013 and is currently in negotiations with Protect Ya Neck Records for distribution, as well as production and lyrical contributions on upcoming Sun Tzu Cadre projects: Blackman Is God (B.I.G), High Science, Phillies Blunt: Welcome To The Detroit Zoo, Ant Live: Run With The Wolves, MF911: Return Of The Bloodsport and much more. Stay Tuned.