Dancehall artiste Mr Lexx The Entertainer
"I'm not a singer, I'm not a deejay, I'm an ENTERTAINER", asserts Mr. Lexx, the resonant, rolling tongued dancehall sensation who is on a mission to take Jamaican music to the heights of international popularity.”
Born Christopher Palmer and raised in the Mountain View area of Kingston, Mr. Lexx has been performing, as he says, "since the day I was born".
A former student at Kingston's (now defunct) Fox Drama School, Mr. Lexx is an accomplished actor who has appeared in several plays and earned a Best Actor award in 1992.
Mr. Lexx also distinguished himself as one of the finest dancers in Jamaica when he joined the popular dance troupe Squad One. For the past seven years he has pursued an extremely promising career as a deejay whose electrifying stage performances are enhanced by his vast experience in dance and theatre.
Mr. Lexx first displayed his deejaying skills in 1992 at the popular Sunday night dances held in Kingston's Harbor View area, featuring the Super Dee sound system.
Representatives from the New York based label Natural Bridge Records heard Mr. Lexx's impressive lyrical flow and brought him to Kingston's Mixing Lab recording studios where the 16 year old recorded his first single, "Own A Home", his tribute to women who aren't dependent on men for financial support.
Subsequent single releases including "Unification" and "Ghetto Man Slam" yielded little fanfare for the aspiring deejay. He persevered and in 1997 is efforts were rewarded with three hit singles, "Runaway Train" (X-rated label), "Fade Away" (2-Hard Records)
and "Boogie Woogie" for producers Steely & Clevie.
Mr. Lexx also received several concert bookings including an invitation to perform in New York City where he decided to live for an entire year.
Mr. Lexx's popularity lagged in Jamaica due to the time he spent abroad, so he returned home in 1998 and re-established himself through a series of successful stage shows.
The determined entertainer advantageously utilized his acting and dancing capabilities to support his microphone skills at Kingston's largest annual Dancehall concert, STING, in December 1998.
In 2000, Mr. Lexx released an album called Mr. Lexx that spent five weeks on the Billboard Reggae Chart and peaked at number twelve.
Other notable releases included the dancehall favorites “Good Hole,” Bounce a Gyal,” “Why,” “Taxi Fare” and the list goes on. Some of Mr. Lexx’s newer hit releases include “Penny We” “When we do Road” “Wine and Dip” “Done Out” and more recently “Struck By Love and Bad Boys.”
Mr. Lexx's success is a result of daily divine reasoning which has enabled him to derive inner strength and professional discipline, surmounting the many obstacles intrinsic to the fickle music industry.
Mr. Lexx says, "I'm from the ghetto and I remember wearing the other people clothes, going nights hungry, sitting and crying with my mom because we didn't have anything.
Now I'm at the stage where I can have things and make other people have things too. That's why I want to start producing, because I know I can build artistes but I want to build myself first."