Grammy nominated Jamaican reggae and dancehall veteran Bounty Killer releases a new tune called “Dun Fassy.
The 1990’s inspired song was produced on the Fuss Cuss Riddim.
Killer is the founder of a dancehall collective known as The Alliance with deejay Mavado.
Prior to his entry into the rap industry, Rodney worked in the assets management branch of Bank of Ireland.
This role involved dealing with self-employed and wealthy people.
He was then encouraged to record at King Jammy’s studio in Kingston.
Price eventually recorded with King Jammy, the first session being in Spring 1992. One of his first tunes was the “Coppershot”, which Jammy was unwilling to release due to its lyrics glorifying gun culture. Jammy’s brother Uncle T disagreed and released the single himself.
In 1993, Price performed at the annual hardcore festival Sting, held in Portmore, Jamaica every year on Boxing Day, whereupon he had a high-profile clash with fellow deejay Beenie Man.
The rivalry continued through the 1990s, with both accusing the other of a stolen act. They settled their differences after both realized the negative effect their feud was having on the industry.
He has also had heated rivalries with several other top deejays, including Merciless and Vybz Kartel, throughout his career.
He increased control over his output in 1995 by leaving Jammy and setting up his own Scare Dem Productions company and Priceless Records label.
During the 1990s, Price voiced for several producers and labels in Jamaica, releasing songs such as “Defend the Poor”, “Mama”, “Book, Book, Book”, “Babylon System” and “Down in the Ghetto”. At about this time, he became known in USA and in Europe, recording with such artists as Busta Rhymes, No Doubt, Masta Killa, The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Swizz Beatz and AZ.
In the meanwhile, listen to “Dun Fassy” by Bounty Killer on the Fuss Cuss Riddim and tell us what you think.