Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal
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Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal

Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
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SUGA ROY & CONRAD CRYSTAL
- an energetic force impacting the world
The energetic force of Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal has been powerfully impacting the
international reggae scene ever since they joined forces some seven years ago.
Remaining consistent hitmakers, the duo has left an indelible mark and are indeed
two exceptional artistes who have decided to unify their voices in their message-filled
songs geared towards past, present and future generations…and they have been able to
successfully bridge the generation gap, as they embark on their mission to spread
reggae’s powerful message.
But how did fate bring the DJ and singer together? Simple. A love for each
other’s masterful work.
In 2002, Suga Roy, then a talented DJ and producer, was so impressed with
Conrad Crystal’s 1986 release, ‘True Love’, that he sought out the singer and requested
that both of them record a remake of the hit single. The remake was a success and both
found that they had a natural chemistry. More combinations followed: a cover of the Pat
Kelly original ‘Talk About Love’, followed by a cover of Gregory Isaacs’ ‘Love
Overdue’.
Their successful recordings continued, yielding the originals ‘Man Can’t Walk In
Peace’ on the Yellow Moon label, ‘Mek Dem A Gwaan Suh’ on Stone Love’s Real Rock
rhythm, ‘Tired A It’ and ‘Education Wise’.
All powerful, thought-provoking tracks that enjoyed success on the local and
international charts, as well as getting heavy rotation in the dancehalls and on the
airwaves.
‘Education Wise’, an anthem in schools, held the number one spot on the Mega
Jamz chart for three weeks, ‘Love Overdue’ peaked at number four on the RJR chart and
both tunes rode Richie B’s Hot Mix chart.
A double music video featuring ‘Man Can’t Walk In Peace’ and ‘Tired A It’
followed, along with the ‘Education Wise’ video that was a massive success.
Other singles from the duo were just as potent, including ‘Johnny Too Bad’,
‘Piece Of The Action’, ‘Trace’, ‘Don’t Stop The Music’, ‘Righteous Train’, ‘Down In
Jamaica’ and ‘So Many Persons’.
In 2008 Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal teamed up with singer Gyptian and dropped
the Culture classic ‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’. The single was an instant success, getting
heavy airplay and chart action across the globe. ‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’ hit the
number one slot on the Jamaica Music Countdown chart and the New Style Radio chart
in Birmingham, England. The single climbed the TPN Radio chart in Italy, Caribbean
Vibes Radio chart in the USA and the Stampede Street Vibes in Jamaica.
In additional, the captivating music video for the single was in massive rotation
across all the music video channels, hitting the pinnacle of the RE TV chart.
‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’ (I ‘n’ I a conquerer), originally done by the iconic
group Culture in 1976 and remains one of their best songs to date, is the lead off single
for one of the greatest projects to hit the music industry in years. A project that will
revolutionize the reggae scene in 2009. ‘Suga Roy Conrad Crystal & The Great
Reggae Icons’ – one of the greatest albums of all time paying tribute to some of reggae’s
legends. Hitting the streets in mid 2009, this 17-track project will be released on Suga
Roy’s label.
On June 28, 2011 Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal released there third album which is
another great album paying tribute to Gregory Isaacs one of the greatest reggae legend,
titled ‘Suga Roy Conrad Crystal Universal Tribute To Gregory Isaacs’ featuring Fantan
Mojah and Luciano on separate tracks. The album has 18 tracks from Gregory’s catalog
such as Night Nurse, All I Have Is Love, Universal, Border, Number One Mr. Brown and
12 more classic tracks. This album was Produced by Leroy ‘ Suga Roy’ Moore for Fire
Ball Records and is available on Itunes in stores world wide, Distributed by Ernie B’s
Distribution USA, irie Ites Distribution France, Dub Vendor UK, Stingray Records UK,
Fire Ball Records Jamaica and USA and House Of Riddim Austria.
In addition to constant studio work producing reggae classics, Suga Roy &
Conrad Crystal spent the better part of their career on tour, especially the European
circuit, giving sold-out performances in countries like France, Italy, Switzerland, Japan
and Spain, at places like Le Mans, Angers, Alencon, Annecy, Bienne, La Clusaz, Rome,
Bologna, Strasbourg, Passy, Mulhouse and Girona, to mention a few.
Before fate brought them together, however, each artiste was already heading for
stardom.
DJ SUGA ROY, born Leroy Moore on October 17, hails from Racecourse, Clarendon. A
product of Racecourse Primary and Kemps Hill Secondary, Suga started deejaying while
at secondary school, performing at school concerts, fetes and around the turntables of
Black Lion Sound System.
After leaving school in 1990, Suga and longtime friend, Jahmali, moved to the
music capital of Kingston hoping to get a break in the music business. It was rough
going, but Suga persevered, and in 1993 he r