March 21 - 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3||Backing : 3||Production : 3||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Born Christopher Palmer and raised in the Mountain View area of Kingston, Mr. Lexxus (or simply Lexxus) first displayed his deejaying skills in 1992 at the popular Sunday night dances held in Kingston's Harbor View area, featuring the Super Dee sound system. Representatives from the New York based label Natural Bridge Records heard Mr. Lexxus' impressive lyrical flow and brought him to Kingston's Mixing Lab recording studios where the 16 year old recorded his first single, "Own A Home", his tribute to women who aren't dependent on men for financial support. In 1997 he had his first notable success with three hit singles, "Runaway Train" for Barry O'Hare's X-Rated label, "Fade Away" on Jeremy Harding's 2 Hard Records and "Boogie Woogie" for producers Steely & Clevie. In 2000 VP Records released Mr. Lexxus' debut album, a 20 track hit filled collection that included "Ring Mi Cellie", "Divine Reasoning", "Full Hundred", "Cook", "Get Wid It" and "Yuh Nuh", each showcasing Mr. Lexxus' rapid fire rhyming skills and his gift for weaving humorous, topical tales.