Veteran Dancehall Artiste Red Dragon Is Dead!


Veteran dancehall artiste Red Dragon died in hospital after battling with an undisclosed illness for some time.

The entertainer best known for the monster hits ‘Hold A Fresh’ and ‘Agony’ was a staple on the dancehall scene during the 1980s.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Red Dragon, whose given name is, Leroy May, deejayed with several sound systems in the early 1980s, including Barrington Hi Fi, Stone Love, People’s Choice, and his own Rambo Mango, initially working under the name Redman.

His “Laughing Dragon” dubplate became popular, prompting a change of stage name to Red Dragon. Some of his early recordings included “Computer” for producer Charlie Chaplin, “Nah Get Nutten” for Harry J, and his first big hit “Hold a Fresh” for Winston Riley. He went on to record for King Tubby and King Jammy, and in 1989 his debut album was released, a split LP with his brother, the deejay Flourgon.

Red Dragon also started his own Dragon label, and moved into production, and helped to nurture the early careers of artists such as Buju Banton and Terry Ganzie. In the early 1990s, he returned to recording, enjoying hits with a variety of producers including Riley, Bobby Digital, and Sly & Robbie, and had a major hit single along with Brian & Tony Gold with “Compliments on Your Kiss” in 1994, the single reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to dead reggae and dancehall artists.

Subscribe to our Eblast and get the latest Dancehall, Reggae News and Releases sent directly to you.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

To have your projects featured on dancehallreggaeworld.com, Please email us at [info@dancehallreggaeworld.com]

Get your music sent to over 20,000 Subscribers now!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

Custom Search
Custom Search

Did You Miss These?

Recent Articles

  1. Mixed Emotions Riddim Prod. by Cawvinz Ent.

    Mar 25, 17 01:01 AM

    World Blast Premier Mixed Emotions Riddim Prod. by Cawvinz Ent. with artistes like : 1.Versi Versatile - Money Can't Buy 2.Popcaan - Real Thugz 3.Bugle

    Read More

  2. Barrington Levy Releases "G.S.O.A.T" - New Single

    Mar 24, 17 11:57 PM

    Legendary Reggae artist Barrington Levy unveils a powerful single, "G.S.O.A.T," from his upcoming album Survivor.

    Read More

  3. Best of the Best Concert Announces 2017 Line-Up

    Mar 24, 17 08:08 PM

    The artists line-up for Best of The Best 2017 have been unvailed.

    Read More

  4. Torch and Chiney Kiki Chart In Africa With New Collaboration

    Mar 24, 17 07:22 PM

    Torch and Chiney Kiki Chart In Africa With New Collaboration

    Read More

  5. Dquan “Dem Nuh Real” Spring Break Japan Tour

    Mar 24, 17 07:04 PM

    PCI Marketing & Booking Agency located in Osaka Japan, is thrilled to announce American/Jamaican performing artiste, Dquan Spring Break tour in Japan titled “Dem Nuh Real”.

    Read More

  6. Sizzla Kalonji Set To Release New Reggae Single With Ghana's Stonebwoy

    Mar 24, 17 12:08 AM

    Jamaica's contemporary international reggae musician Miguel Orlando known popularly as Sizzla Kalonji is set to drop a new reggae single with Ghana's

    Read More