When his single “7 Eleven” made its splash on airwaves, many agreed that Caribbean crooner, Dexta Daps, had the much sought after “vibe”. In December of this year, the artiste will be performing right here in St. Lucia. If you haven’t heard the name before, most likely, you’ve heard the song. If not, familiarize yourself with his material, because this guy right here, fits perfectly into the industry with his unique style.
Stage Name: Dexta Daps
Birth Name: Louis Anthony Grandison
Born: January 12, 1986, Seaview Garden, Jamaica
Genres: Dancehall, Reggae
Years Active: 2008-Present
Facebook: Dexta Daps Music
Label: Daseca Production
First Single(s): “Save Me Jah”, “May You Be”
Albums/Singles:“7 Eleven” (2015), “Shabba Madda Pot”, “Cheat on You”, (2015), “Jealous Ova” ft. Tifa (2014), “Morning Love” (2014),
Influenced By: Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man and Garnet Silk
Collaborations: I-Octane, Mavado, Bugle, Razz n Biggie
N.B: information taken from slapweh.com
Growing up in the poverty stricken streets Dexta learnt to take out his frustration the best way he knew how, through music. “I would hear the melodic voices of the kids crying for help, and the sadness of the people. Their voices, and hunger for retribution was very inspiring for me, and made me want to sing songs of happiness and joy”, declared the 28 year-old artiste.
In this day and age of music influences, Contemporary Reggae Music has become a commodity that has crossed over to Rhythm & Blues, Hip-Hop/Rap, all the way to the Pop world. With his versatile and unique voice, Dexta Daps has been compared to Sean Paul and Maxi Priest. His style is different and refreshing; he proved just that with his debut singles, ‘Save Me Jah’ and ‘May You Be’. Shaking the dancehall up from Rochester to New York all the way down to Florida and throughout the United States, Dexta Daps has reunited young and old, packing the party to hear his songs play. More recently, he has been working with artistes such as I Octane, Mavado, Bugle and Razz’n Biggie—montrealdancehall.com