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Mr Easy

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1996 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1996
Solo World Reggae




"Mr Easy's Debut Compilation"

Asid Reignz Music Releases Debut Compilation

Asid Reignz Music group has released their debut rhythm, the Speak Out. The Asid Reignz team is comprised of recording artiste Mr. Easy and business partner Michael 'Brooklyn' Palmer, who grew up together in the United States.

Palmer is humbled at the release of the project. "This is our first release from the record label. I am very anxious and humbled. I have been in the business over 10 years, but this is the first time taking it from a corporate perspective," he said.

The rhythm was composed by Zimbabwe-based producer Major Riddimz and executively produced by Mr. Easy, who coordinated the recording process through his industry connections.

According to Palmer, the final product is real dancehall music. "The rhythm reminds us of old school dancehall from Dave Kelly days and that is what we want to launch the company as. We are also promoting our new artiste, Tekstyle. We want to expose youth to the international market. There are a lot of artistes out but a lot of them are not getting pushed, so we are using our international connections to achieve that," he continued.

"Support us because what we are looking to do is to generate revenue and generate resources to put back in the communities. We are taking a page out of Shaggy's book. Our goal is give back via the music and create better schools and better education and my goal is basically to let my work speak for itself," Palmer said.

The Speak Out rhythm is currently receiving rotation on local radio stations. The compilation features Beenie Man, Mr. Easy, Konshens, Spragga Benz, Esco, Fresha Dan and Gappy Ranks, among others. - The Jamaican Gleaner Daily Newspaper

"From The Big Apple to Yard"

NEW York City is home to arguably the largest Jamaican immigrant population. No surprise then, that the Big Apple has produced a number of dancehall heavyweights who made it out of that region before breaking in Jamaica. Here are some of them:

Mr Easy (real name Ian Dyer) was born and raised in east Kingston but migrated to the Flatbush area of Brooklyn in the early 1980s. He signed with Quincy Jones' Quest label (distributed by Warner Bros) which released his debut album Call Me Mr Easy. He later teamed with Dave Kelly's Madhouse company and scored hits on the Joyride 'riddim' (Funny Man) and Tony Kelly's Buy Out beat (She Drives Me Crazy).

Deejay Shelly Thunder was born in Kingston but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Known for hits such as Shock Mi a Shock, Working Girl, Kuff and Walk Outta Mi House (Make Up to Break Up), she was once signed to Island Records subsidiary Mango Records. Now 49 years-old, Shelly Thunder (real name Michelle Harrison) is a born again Christian.

Orville Burrell, more famously known as Shaggy, was born in Kingston but moved to Flatbush in the late 1980s. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and served during the first Gulf War.

After leaving the military, he pursued a music career. He had minor hits in the New York City area including Big Up (with Red Fox) and Pose Off. Big Up reached number two on the New York Reggae Chart in 1992. The following year Shaggy scored a monster hit with a cover of the Ffolkes Brothers' Oh Carolina. He got even bigger with hits such as Boombastic, Angel, It Wasn't Me and That Girl.

England-born Shinehead moved to the Bronx, New York in the 1980s. He is one of the first acts to blend hip hop with reggae.

Shinehead was born Edmund Carl Aiken in 1962. His music career began on the New York City sound system circuit, performing mainly with Tony Screw's Downbeat the Ruler, based in The Bronx. His recording debut was in 1986 on the African Love label with the song Who The Cap Fits (Let Them Wear It) from the album Rough & Rugged.

Shinehead signed to Elektra Records in 1988, and remained with that label until 1995.

His most popular song in Jamaica is Strive which went number one in 1991.

Singer Kranium is the latest New York-based artiste to score a hit in Jamaica. Born Kemar Donaldson in Montego Bay, he is the nephew of singer Screwdriver, best known for the 1988 hit song Sharon a Pregnant Yuh Pregnant. Kranium migrated to New York 10 years ago.

His song, Nobody Has to Know, was a sleeper hit in New York before crossing over to Jamaican charts. The song has entered Billboard's Next Big Sound, Emerging Artistes and Trending 140 charts. - The Jamaican Observer Daily Newspaper




Mr East has embarked on a worldwide tour following the Hot New Single PARTY TIME featuring Christopher Martin, SUMMERTIME featuring Mini G, Fly Away Ft Beenie Man, The Don produced by Ricky Blaze, Never Let You go Ft Bugle and the 2014 summer smash riddim Gwaann Baad with No Mercy. We are now campaigning for the super smash hit Red Red Wine, written by Legendary Neil Diamond and covered by UB40 in 1983. Mr Easy is featuring King Fragrance on this remake of the classic hit.

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