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Bounty Killer

May 23, 2017     VRA   0 Comment         News

Rodney Basil Price (born 12 June 1972), known as Bounty Killer, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. Allmusic describes him as having been “one of the most aggressive dancehall stars of the ’90s, a street-tough rude boy with an unrepentant flair for gun talk”. He is the founder of a dancehall collective known as The Alliance with deejay Mavado.

Price moved to Kingston at an early age, along with his mother and siblings. His father owned and ran the Black Scorpio Sound System and Price started his musical career as a sound system deejay in his early teens. At the age of 14, Price was shot by a stray bullet during a gunfight between rival political factions, and while convalescing in hospital decided on the name Bounty Killer. After recovering, he increased his performances on a greater number of sound systems, and turned his attention towards recording.

In 2003, Price canceled two of his concerts after the LGBT magazine Outrage! petitioned Scotland Yard for his arrest, claiming songs about bashing gays would incite harassment against the gay community. He returned in 2006 after a three-year hiatus, performing uncensored lyrics at several venues without recrimination. He has since directed his focus to social commentary and party lyrics, admitting that he will not pay attention to nor attack the gay community in his music.

In 2008, Bounty Killer collaborated with Daddy Yankee in the song “Control an do El Area” for the album “Caribbean Connection”.

In 2014 Bounty Killer and long-term rival Beenie Man put aside their differences and recorded a single together, “Legendary