Barrington Levy riding high with the rappers

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By: Jaide & DC
Barrington.jpgMr Barrington “Shuddli-Waddli-Didli-Oh” Levy, boasts being the first Jamaican singer to have three rappers featured in one song, and in line with this achievement, the reggae icon is proud of his latest release, “No War”.

Collaborating with Busta Rhymes and T. Dot top shot rapper Kardinal Offishal on this blazing track, Levy takes his God given gift to levels that do nothing other than rock you.

Levy told Yardflex recently of his linking with ‘Busta’ and ‘Kardi’ and the energetic artist, known for constantly working hard, said it was a natural creative attraction. He said, “I was at a show in New Jersey, when Foxy Brown called up Busta to come to the club. After the show he asked me to sing a song and then right away he said let’s go to studio…” The historical remainder of the tale is the hard hitting conclusion – that is, “No War.”

Previous collaborations by the avid musically driven entrepreneur, who stands firm by his words in what became almost a ‘motto’ for the world, “Every Posse Must Work,” have been with rappers like: Snoop Dogg, Bounty Killer and Lil Wayne.

Mr. “Broader Than Broadway” has a catalogue loaded with hits and whenever he performs fans bask in the sheer pleasure. He said singing came natural to him at a very early age and with the inspirations of artists like: Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, John Holt, Gregory Issacs and Freddy McGregor he embraced his own sound and honed his skills to perfection.

Working with top producers like: Tallman Records,Sly & Robbie and Platinum Camp Productions, Levy churned out many hits over the years and his unique vocals have graced countless airwaves and subsequent charts around the world.

Taking time out to be a helping hand in his community, Levy’s enterprises provide employment for many in his area of Clarendon. The proprietor of : a restaurant, wholesale store, bar and Mystic Recording Company, Levy is steadfast in his focus on increasing employability by offering opportunity. “Everyone must work and I try to create more jobs for the local people,” he told Yardflex.

And the veteran, who is certainly solidly prime, is set to release a new album titled, “Its About Time”, while preparing also to bring his sweet sounds to Honolulu, Hawaii and Maui in the near future.

Look out for him – and be sure to pick up a copy of the hot shot, “No War”.