Red Rat

Red Rat

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Red Rat is one of Jamaica's most well known reggae/dancehall artists. He has performed on the largest festivals in Europe, Japan, the U.S. and the Caribbean. He is known for his many hit songs including "Tight Up Skirt", his crazy live performances and his trademark "Oh No!"

Biography

"Yo you [skin] red and you look like a rat!" In 1996 Wallace Wilson was about to emerge on the International stage as one of Jamaica's most versatile and exciting performers when he heeded then label mate Degree's point-blank observation and Red Rat was born.

Wallace Wilson AKA Red Rat was born January 17th into a musical family in the tourist area of St. Anns Bay, Jamaica. Incredibly, his first performance was at the age of four, "My brothers used to play in the hotels. They called me onstage and I started singing a Michael Jackson song, yeah 'ABC!'” The audience went wild and Red Rat was hooked.

"Can't Live Without You" featuring Red Rat and his brothers caught the attention of Danny Browne the producer/musician CEO of Main Street Records. Impressed by the young performer's musical abilities and charisma, Browne mentored the artiste allowing him to nurture his talent and gain valuable experience alongside Main Street artists such as Degree, Buccaneer and Papa San.

While still in school Red Rat recorded his first single "Itsy Bitsy" for Danny Browne's Main Street Records, however his father insisted that he put his career on hold until completing his education. After graduating from high school Red Rat under the watchful eye of Browne moved full steam ahead releasing a string of hit singles including "Shelly-Ann" and "Dwayne" that catapulted him to the top of Reggae charts Worldwide while showcasing his unmistakable voice, unique sense of humor and his unforgettable trademark "Oh-No!"

Red Rat’s debut album "Oh No....It's Red Rat!" quickly became one of Greensleeves Records greatest selling albums with hits such as "Tight Up Skirt", "Cruise" (featured in the movie 'The Big Hit') and "Big Man Little Yute." The album's success, steady radio play and demand for his outrageous live performances led to shows all over the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and beyond.

"I'm a Big Kid Now" followed in 1999 with more hits and critical acclaim. His musical diversity and mainstream popularity led to a series of collaborations with artists such as Treach of Naughty by Nature, Kele Le Roc and British icons Groove Armada. Following the success of his sophomore album Red Rat decided to take a break from recording to spend time with his daughter Taiye while producing other artists.

The buzz from fans anticipating a new album inspired Red Rat to return to the studio where he began recording new tracks with chart-topping producers including Scott Storch, Salaam Remi, Blackout and Cool and Dre. The tracks from the forthcoming album reflect a new direction for the artiste who has once again redefined himself.

Discography

Singles
My Space Page
Wine Pon Me
Tight Up Skirt
Dwayne
Shelly-Ann
Big Man Little Yute
Girls Dem Highway - (featuring Chico)
Cruise - (featuring Goofy)
Rumors

Set List

Sets are usually 30 - 60 Mins