EVENT: Turbulence (Jamaica)

On an island where reggae is considered the voice of the people and an outlet for survival, Sheldon Campbell, AKA: Turbulence is a prime example of the miracles that can happen in Jamaica through musical aspirations. Born on January 11th, 1980 in the poverty-stricken area of St. Andrew, also dubbed as "Hungry Town" by its residents, Turbulence is a bonafide ghetto Kingston reggae star.
Rising up from obscurity and the whirlwind ghettos of Kingston, and from a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, Singjay Turbulence has maintained the enchanting reggae tradition before him and through his impressive catalogue of musical work (achieved at such youthful age!) earned his place in a country where reggae music is the heartbeat of the culture.
Although it was the rawness of "Notorious" that catapulted Turbulence to top status, Turbulence first attracted some attention in 2000, when Xterminator producer Phillip "Fatis" Burrell released his self-titled debut cd. Although Turbulence's first full length album was a solid set, it didn't reach a wide audience as it lacked promotion. "Rising" - again coming from the Xterminator camp - was the second album for this very promising singjay who sometimes comes on like a cross between Sizzla and Jah Cure. Not only was the critical acclaimed "Rising" album a more balanced set, it also got more exposure than his first album. Then Turbulence started to perform as an opener on many Sizzla concerts on different occasions all over the world, which increased his popularity further and along the way earning him a number one spot on Jamaica's charts in 2005.
Turbulence is different from the current school of popular culture artists: Ritchie Spice, I-Wayne, Jah Cure, and previously reigning Boboshanti-dread dancehall artists like Capleton and Sizzla. He is righteous but streetwise, earthy but cool. Turbulence is the conscious ghetto youth with enough determination to move mountains.


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