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    Legends of Reggae: The Bounty Killer Thread

    Rodney Price, aka Bounty Killer, controversial as he might be... still one of the best.

    Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. He is the founder of a dancehall collective, known as The Alliance.

    The last son in a family of nine, he grew up in a rough part of Kingston, Jamaica, in the neighborhood of Seaview Gardens. His mother stayed at home while his father went out to earn a living. While walking through a rough neighborhoods of Kingston, he was caught in a crossfire and hit by a bullet. He spent several days in the hospital, and it was during this time that he decided to change his name to Bounty Killer.[citation needed]


    1990s
    During the early 1990s, Bounty Killer was encouraged by his friend and deejay Boom Dandymite to hang around the studio of producer King Jammy in Kingston. This lead to Bounty Killer getting the chance to record for King Jammy. One of Bounty Killer's first tunes was the "Coppershot." Coppershot was heard by New York-based Johnny Wonder, a pivotal figure in North American Dancehall Reggae, who went crazy when he heard it, instantly recognising the potential of its hardcore appeal to the urban markets Stateside. Ironically Coppershot became an underground hit in New York before taking off in Jamaica

    Beginning in 1993, Bounty Killer became a household name in Jamaica due to his well received performance at the annual hardcore festival Sting held in the days after Christmas.[citation needed]. Bounty Killer has tried to protect his individuality and this has caused many problems both on and off stage with various singers. Bounty Killer and Merciless got into a fist fight on stage during the Sting festival in 1997, and has made headlines throughout Jamaica for the rivalry with Beenie Man as both claim that the other has stolen each others act.[citation needed]

    Bounty Killer, while updating the sound of the reggae riddim, for example, using electric guitars and no piano riff, he has expressed disdain for popular rap, which he called "embarrassing to reggae," even while collaborating with Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and others he considers hardcore.[1]

    During the 1990s, Bounty Killer has voiced for producers and labels in Jamaica releasing songs such as "Defend the Poor", "Mama", "Book, Book, Book", "Babylon System" and "Down in the Ghetto". The 1990s was also the decade in which Bounty Killer became known in USA and in Europe and ended up with several combinations with big artists like The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, No Doubt and AZ. The decade of many albums released, the new millennium seems to be the decade of many singles released. While working with producers in Jamaica and abroad, Bounty Killer insists on releasing singles almost on a daily basis.


    2000s
    In 2006, Bounty Killer signed with VP Records and the compilation album Nah No Mercy - The Warlord Scrolls was released on November 7, 2006. He has been credited with inspiring many young artists such as Mavado, Vybz Kartel and several other members of The Alliance.



    In my opinion... one of his best songs:

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    is he still the poor people governer though?

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    big chune fiyah KABOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!

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    Bounty Killer - Sufferer


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    Showing his versatility

    Bounty Killer - Its OK


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    He took a few shots at the mainstream and was relatively successful

    Bounty Killer - Its a Party


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    Bounty Killer - Smoke Dih Herb


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    Bounty Teaming up wid Barrington Levy to record the mega hit Living dangerously


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    Bounty Killer at his best... defending poor people...

    Bounty Killer - Can't Believe Mih Eye


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    Bounty Killer - Fed Up

    Fed Up - Bounty Killer

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    Good thread.

    Some of the songs not mentioned already...


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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyah View Post
    Bounty Teaming up wid Barrington Levy to record the mega hit Living dangerously

    Timeless.

    *bogles*

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    And how can we fuhget ANYTIME on THE BRUKOUT RIDDIM
    THIS SONG IS MY ALLTIME FAVOURITE.


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    of late what I respect bounty for is not so much the tunes, but the way he buss new artist. Mavado, Kartel, Serani, Busy Signal and the alliance all owe a lot of their career start to his push.

    I don't get this whole 'alliance' thing, and calling men your daddy, but Bounty get's lots of ratings for promoting lots of artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotiKing2004eva View Post
    of late what I respect bounty for is not so much the tunes, but the way he buss new artist. Mavado, Kartel, Serani, Busy Signal and the alliance all owe a lot of their career start to his push.

    I don't get this whole 'alliance' thing, and calling men your daddy, but Bounty get's lots of ratings for promoting lots of artists.
    Its a jamaican ting bredren don't ever try fuh understand it. Big up killa still doh, i like dis bussin of the yutes ting. Anybody dat par wid killa does reach far

    @ Maddy bout bogle
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