Bounty Killer

Genres: Reggae
Tags: dancehall reggae ragga jamaican hip-hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Rodney Basil Price, 12 June 1972, Riverton City, Jamaica, West Indies. Coming from a dancehall background, his father ran the Black Scorpio Sound System, and it was not long before he picked up the microphone himself. He soon became known performing on other sound systems, including Stereo Two and Metromedia. His first recording session was in the spring of 1992 at King Jammy’s studio when he sang ‘Watch The Gun’, produced by Uncle T. After singing a number of other rhythms, Uncle T’s brother King Jammy recognized Bounty Killer’s potential and ‘Fat And Sexy’ was the resulting hit. Many ragga hits related to guns and Bounty Killer’s contribution to the list is considerable: ‘New Gun’, ‘Cop A Shot’, ‘Kill Fe Fun’ and ‘New Gun Gal Say Yes’. The flurry of gun-related hits continued unabashed and in 1993 the inevitable clash took place with his main rival, Beenie Man. In 1994, Killer...

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