Featured Artiste: Dancehall Heartthrob, Dexta Daps


Dexta Daps
Dexta Daps

Dexta Daps, born Louis Grandison on January 12, 1986 in Seaview Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica. Known for both dancehall and ballads, this Calabar High School old boy is known for his 2012 singles "May You Be" and "Save Me Jah."


Since signing an exclusively with DASECA Productions in 2014, the artiste's talent and the collective efforts of his team have continued to elevate his persona in the reggae dancehall music industry.


In January 2015, popular dancehall DJ Bounty Killer named him as one of the top artists to watch for that year.




In 2017, with his debut album Intro, Daps became dancehall's biggest sex symbol when he released the Owner and its accompanying music video. That same year, he performed at Reggae Sumfest.


Growing up on the streets, he learned to express himself through music, the best way he knew how. ” I would hear the melodic voices of the kids crying for help, and the sadness of the people. Their voices, and hunger for retribution was very inspiring for me, and made me want to sing songs of happiness and joy”- he said.


Daps was arrested and detained by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force on April 8, 2020, for alleged shootings and gang-related activities in the West Kingston area.



He was eventually released in the afternoon of April 30, just one day before his lawyer was scheduled to appear before an emergency review tribunal to request the entertainer's release.


He’s been in various collaborations including with rapper M.I.A., Blakkman, follow Jamaican artiste, Tifa and more.


On July 30, 2020 Dexta’s 16-track Vent album which was released and debuted on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number 10.


Dexta Daps continues to make waves both locally and internationally.


 

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