SLU: 'Dancehall Underground King'
Substance through Lyrics and Understanding. This essentially sums up the mission and meaning behind the name SLU. Born and raised in the tough community of Swallowfield, aka the 'battlefield', his musical journey started in 2001. though mainly dancehall, it has been a long and diverse one, from name changes to changes in musical influences, style and delivery. However, SLU has managed to remain a realist, fearful of God, a humble being and a true talent.
Since then, SLU has become more educated in the business of music and has since then formed his own production team WHO A SLU INCORPORATION. The production team is responsible for most of SLU's audio-visual productions and the first production from the team is the release of his single, Real Style. This single is the first of many slated be to released that will highlight his lyrical prowess and versatility. With not much main stream success as yet, SLU considers himself to be the 'Dancehall Underground King', which he clearly exclaims with Real Style, a track packed with punch lines from start to finish. He identified with dancehall at an early age because he could relate to the 'ghetto livity' echoed by artistes such as Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, and more so, Sizzla Kalonji.
Dancehall became his release, his way of putting challenges in the ghetto into perspective, and so he started expressing his personal thoughts and experiences through this medium. His musical journey was aided with the help of a few producers. His first song was produced by Franz Davis, and he was soon after introduced to Mario 'Mad Syantis' Lawrence, of Music Factory, who produced a number of songs which culminated in the release of the Suh We Grow mixtape in 2010.
The production caught the attention of Lionel Thompson of Lionel Studio House, and they decided to join forces in an effort to take SLU's career to the next level.
To vote for SLU to be featured on SunCity Radio's World Premiere Tuesday on October 20, log on to The Jamaica Star's Facebook page and like his video: Real Style. Voting ends Monday, October 19 at 11 a.m.