August 05, 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 3/4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Mr. G has been a serious force on the dancehall scene for some time now. Born Chad Simpson in Kingston, Jamaica, the 29-year old artist began his musical career at age 12, deejaying various block parties and sound systems. Infatuated with the sounds of Lt. Stitchie, Papa San and Admiral bailey, the youngster dreamed of toasting in similar fashion. After having finished High School he started hanging around Kingston studios in 1990, putting out his first single entitled "Informer". By the time he broke big with the international chart-topping "Fudgie" in 1996 (followed by hit singles such as "Whining Machine", "Don’t Give A Damn", "Brush Yuh Teeth" and "Big Man, Little Youth"), he was well-versed in the reggae game, armed with knowledge that led him to begin with his own Young Blood Records in 1999. As Goofy he released his first album, "I Don't Give A Damn", in 1999. Recently he changed his name into Mr. G to become more serious in the music business, and he now releases his first album under his new name for the US based label S-Curve Records.