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Roland Jarvis (born December 11, 1985), better known by the stage name Paebak, is a rapper/song writer from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. His stage name, derived from his life experiences, stands for “Positive Art Entertainment Business And Knowledge”. His love for music started as a young child bouncing from city to city after he left St. Thomas where he was exposed to the music of Nas, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. This allowed him to adapt to different cultures and styles, giving him the ability to create any genre of music. Often referred to, “Savan” is the community in St. Thomas where he and his ambitious mother first settled. It is similar to many other areas in the Virgin Islands, depressed and in need, but played a major role of helping Paebak become the artist he is. In 2003, Paebak moved to Florida to attend the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Where he majored in Audio Production. Although many are fooled by his dreadlocks, urban wear and raw style, being an artist is only half of who Paebak is. He is not only a rebel with a cause, but also a businessman who keeps in mind the values of helping the community. In 2008, he solely founded his record label, Black Bag Records, with aspirations to produce quality, positive music that synergies cultures and genres of music worldwide. The company’s dedication is not limited to just entertainment and excellence, but enlightenment as well. Paebak often says “I’ve always felt like it was a part of my mission on earth to share opportunity with those who find it scarce.” With music being his tool, he has started working towards doing so. In March 2009, he debuted his first single on MTV They Say directed by Richard Benenge. They Say was released under the label Black Bag Records. In 2011 Paebak moved back to the Virgin Islands and later released the mixtape “Not Just Another”. In late 2011, he signed with a local label WMB Entertainment, where he recorded his second mixtape “Running”, influenced by his accomplishments, losses, loved ones and lifestyles with a mixture of New York Hip-Hop with a Virgin Islands flavor. This mixtape was his most influential and requested mixtape on local Virgin Islands radio stations. Currently he is working on his third tape entitled“Small Island Big Dreams”. Which he has released his first new single entitled “VIOG’s” featuring the Grammy Award songwriters Planet VI. “VIOG’s” is currently in rotation on major networks like MTV Jams and Tempo. This song has gained popularity reviews on local radio stations and websites. It has also been mentioned in internationally known music blogs worldwide and gained over 170,000 views on YouTube.
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