Dubbed “Male Artist of the Future” by the Music Industry Achievement Awards (M.I.A) in July 2012, held at the University of the West Indies Conference Centre, Cubanis is indeed the artist at this present moment, to look out for. Born Ackeem Lattibeaudiere on January 19, 1991 in Kingston, Jamaica, Cubanis is an extremely talented and confident dancehall artist who has a clear idea of who he is and what he hopes to accomplish in this very difficult and competitive industry. His powerful vocals, creative lyrical content and sensational melody captivates the ear of any listener/audience who encounters his music.
He hails from the community of Maverley in Kingston, Jamaica and attended Maverley Primary and Junior High School, and was successfully placed in the Jose' Marti Technical High School. Cubanis had an ear for music since an early age. According to his mother, he would gravitate towards the Sunday acoustic sessions on the radio as toddler, dancing and singing with a passion and love for keys. This
musical intuition and capability blossomed and Cubanis began to compose rhythms and songs. He displays his multitalented musical skills in other technical areas as he has worked as a Musical Engineer for popular producers such as Seanizzle and I-Kation Records.
Cubanis has recorded for and collaborated with artists/producers Seanizzle, Mr. G, Marcus of Marcus Records (Buju Banton’s son) and Future Fambo of Outstanding Records. These songs are in rotation on local radio stations and making waves throughout the Island of Jamaica; song’s such as Inhale and Exhale, Head Back Careless, Evil Trap, Real Boss, Wine It along with many others has Cubanis making a name for his self.
When it comes to live performances, Cubanis dominates the stage and musically intrigues his audience. He has performed at popular events such as Plug N Play held at the Jonkanoo, Wyndham Kingston. He has done several community based
shows, treats and charity events for communities such as Marverley, Drews Land, Pembroke Hall and many more. In 2015, Cubanis migrated to the Washington, DC area and performed alongside powerhouse dancehall and reggae & hip hot acts as Jahmiel, Fat Trel and Aidonia as well as others. He is booked for an upcoming dancehall show which will be held next month in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Under the guidance of TeamCubanisMusic & Black City Entertainment (Baltimore, MD), Cubanis considers himself in very good hands. He wants to be the next legend, an icon in the music industry like one of his idols, Bob Marley. He sees himself as being very successful and dominating force in the music market and hopes to one day build a musical empire, an idea which is influenced by his idols Rick Ross and Vybz Kartel.
The focus now for Cubanis is to continue to record superb tracks, expand his musical audience to international arenas and have fun while doing it. He is of the view that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Cubanis says “I see myself being successful at what I do, and I’m going to continue to do me”.