Genres: Reggae
Decades: 2000s
Links: discogs


Sheldon Campbell, Mannings Hill Road, Jamaica, West Indies. Turbulence is widely acknowledged as being discovered by Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell, although his first recording, ‘Keep It Going’, was actually recorded with Sky High. Turbulence’s initial foray into the Jamaican music industry faltered and it was not until 2000 that he enjoyed notoriety with Burrell’s Exterminator crew having recorded ‘Word Wid It’ in 1999. Widely considered a ‘sing-jay’ he effectively combined ragga, hip-hop and R&B that resulted in a unique style. Turbulence’s sound leaned heavily towards the US market and led to unwarranted trepidation from the purists. The Exterminator crew also featured artists such as Sizzla and Prince Malachi with whom Turbulence toured in the summer of 2000. The tour covered Europe and included a highly acclaimed appearance at the Montreux International Jazz Festival. In the same year he released ‘Where...

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