Devon McKillop - Born October 18th 1976 at Naylors Hill, in the Parish of Portland on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Devon Charles McKillop is the fifth child of Adassa and Wilfred McKellop.
The fifth child of Adassa and Wilfred McKellop. His father died when he was
only ten years old and life became somewhat of a struggle for his mother with six children. He went out on his own in order to help himself at an early age. Most of his youth was spent among older men who had an interest in music. For them music was a relief from stress after a hard days’ work.
As he grew up and started working as a construction worker some of the
men on the construction site would encourage him to get involved in the
nightly DJ sessions they held at various location in Port Antonio.
Pretty soon he became very involved in the DJ art form and found that he loved it and was good at it. He began writing lyrics and sang to many rhythm.
In 1998 he left Portland to explore Jamaica in order to find his true calling. Using construction work as a means of income he was able to focus more intensely on his music. Rehearsal was a daily thing for him and he spent many hours putting lyrics together, which he studied by heart. He spent many hours listening to his favorite artiste King Shango (Capleton) and tried to emulate his unique style.
He returned to Portland in 2001 and began recording music and putting them on CD’s. Many of his friend and associates were very impressed with the quality of his music and encouraged him to continue his rehearsals. He had the opportunity to work in several stage show with some well-known artiste like “ Busy signal and “ liquid “and “brain” and “future wise” to name a few.
He released his first single “Never had to wake this morning” in 2011, which was aired on our local radio station “Styles FM” (96.1) the music was met with great enthusiasm by the local town folks. He is presently working on several other recordings. In the works is the song entitled “Tek it easy” which is due for release as early as January 2013.
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