Sampaloo
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Sampaloo

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Sampaloo Releases Video For Only Jah Know"

Montreal's well received dancehall entertainer Sampaloo recently released his highly anticipated video for the reggae single, 'Only Jah Know' on Tenament Yard Records' Sweet Dreams rhythm.

The team has great expectations for the single as it portrays the developments in Sampaloo's career that caused the Canadian-Jamaican entertainer to slow down his pace in 2013.

Management, Reeva Ann Proctor of Empowerment Media Group states: "2013 was an important milestone in Sampaloo's career. With unforeseen circumstances including the passing of two family members, Sampaloo took a slower path to ensure he had quality reggae singles to which people around the world could relate. Though his album Immigration didn't get the chance to hit the market yet, it has given us time to re-evaluate what songs we intend to put out on the album that truly represent him and his journey here in Canada."

Sampaloo has been one of Canada's top dancehall artistes since 2004 with the release of his debut single, Immigration, and has since released mainly dancehall tracks for various producers from Jamaica and around the world.

As Sampaloo continues to maintain his presence in the media, he is also actively involved in empowering his community. His fundraiser for the Philippines though small, turned out to be very successful.

He again brings the Montreal and Canadian artistes together in March where he officially announced on Facebook that his annual 'Welcome to Montreal' event will be held at V-Lounge, on Saturday, March 29, 2014. - Jamaica Star


Discography

IMMIGRATION [March 21st, 2013]
From Jamaica to Canada
- Immigration- Baby Mother Drama
- Roll Out
- How Dem Suh Badmind
- Nah Run, Nuh Hide
- My Time Fi Shine
- Weed Anthem
- She Tell Me
- Black & Proud
- Do You No Wrong
- Life Hard ft. Patexx
- No One Night Stand
- 300 Pound
- Ova Gyal
- Special Track

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SINGLES
- Badman Place [2012]
- How Mi Sound [2012]
- Top Ranking [2011]
- Police [2011]
- I Got A Ceiling [2010]
- Rumours
- Welcome to Montreal

VIDEOS
- Roll Out [2012]
- Immigration [2004]
- Welcome To Montreal

Photos

Bio

Sampaloo (meaning discipline, honesty and loyalty) was born in Kingston, Jamaica as Denniston Mullings. He was raised in country in the community of Black River, St. Elizabeth. Young Sampaloo could be seen dedicating his time towards becoming a professional athlete in Jamaica. He always thought that running would be his life long career. However, his fate changed directions after getting involved in a farm aid program which brought him to Canada.

When the artiste touched Montreal he could be seen at small events and partys laying down his unique style keeping the people entertained with his lyrical flow and energetic stage presence. The artist made his radio debut back in 1995 in Montreal, Canada, with a tribute to the Late Great Garnett Silk. Sampaloo impressed many people including promoters and other radio hosts. His debut prompted invitations to appear at many other events such as Jamaica Day and Prymtyms Birthday Bash where he performed to an audience in excess of 2,000, being so well received he earned the title of Montreals DJ of the Year in 1995!

From there he gained overwhelming encouragement from his community to continue down the musical path. ' As all artistes do Sampaloo matured with his style and lyrics and began focusing on life experiences, addressing issues such as black on black, family values and encouraging the youths to stay in school. Sampaloo cites his family as his main source of pride and encouragement and has gotten his children strongly involved in his music career. In 2004 Sampaloo released his first hit single Get Landed (Immigration) in answer to his struggles finally being overcome. The single received an amazing amount of radio play as many around the world could relate to the struggles of Immigration. With the single's success an official music video was made. The hit continued to blaze in popularity which garnered a nomination at the 2004 Canadian Reggae Music Awards and brought him the honor of being a featured host on the popular Canadian Reggae, Dancehall program titled RaseTV.

With that being said Sampaloos charismatic-self lead himself to open for such prominent artists such as Sizzla, Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas and Montreals very first International Reggae Festival as well as Calgarys International Reggae Festival. Sampaloo continues steadily showcasing his talent at many stage shows around Montreal such as Barbados Day, Caribbean Festivals and Black History Month Celebrations. The artist has also had the opportunity to travel to Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and Quebec to perform.

In October 2011 Sampaloo signed to management, Montreals own Reeva Miss-Reeva Ann Proctor in hopes of building a fanbase worldwide including his home; Jamaica. He then continued on to join partnership with Jamaicas upcoming Label Kimichi Records where he dropped his world debut single Nah Run, Nuh Hide featured on World Quake Riddim Compilation with other prominent artistes in the industry. Since his new journey with his management the artistes popularity worldwide has grown. He left label Kimichi Records in order to grow in different markets, with His 45 minute Debut Album Immigration dropping March 21st, 2013, distributed by 21st Hapilos featuring some of his best past singles and new material from his label Kimichi Records. The artist continues working with prominent and upcoming labels in the Jamaican Music Industry.