Johnny Blackman is the son of the creator of Soca Music Ras Shorty I aka Lord Shorty. D. Blackman musical style consists of Soca with a touch of African, Latin, and Indian rhythms, and a little bit of hip hop and r&b.  

Born in Trinidad and Tobago , Johnny Blackman was raised with his 14 siblings who are all musically talented. They played in the band The Love Circle with their Father Ras Shorty I as the lead vocalist. They lived minimally in the town of Piparo . Here is where his musical journey started at 11 years old.  

He later started traveling the world in 1997 to experience music. He played in countries like Thailand, India , Malaysia, Taiwan , Singapore and the USA. He finally settled in California playing with multiple bands like Upstream which consisted of two of his siblings Haile and Dereck Blackman. He also played with Avion Blackman and Bredrin Daddys. He recorded a few songs with these bands such as Bag of Tricks, When you come to Long beach with Bredrin Daddys. And with Upstream he recorded Kiss me again and Jump to the Rhythm. With his sister Avion Blackman he recorded some Christian music like Sweet Life , I love you Father and many more.  

Now as a solo artist , Johnny Blackman brings the unique flavor of Soca music with African and Latin Rhythm and hip hop to the US. He currently has a very vibrant catalog of music that is out on all major streaming platforms (There for You, Put It On Me, Tonight, Catch You, Saucy Body, Woman and the latest single; Weekend). He writes feel good music influenced by Nailah Blackman (Soca superstar and D.Blackman's niece), Kes the band, Erphaan Alves and lord shorty all Caribbean Musicians. His Charismatic personality brings an intoxicating stage presence which fits well with his innovative and refreshing sound.