Loose - Eclectic Extreme - (Retail) [Reggae/Dancehall]
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Added: 2343 days ago by exploderecords
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Loose means free. He is more than what you expect from a Reggae/Dancehall artist. He is the combination of the music cultures in Brooklyn.
Born in Grenada, a teenager in Brooklyn, Loose grew up listening to Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs. But in Bed-Stuy and Flatbush in the ‘90s it was all Biggie and Tupac, Beanie Man and Bounty Killa for reggae. All these different influences molded his style, unique in its own.
Loose never had a recording career, and he never thought he was going to have one. He worked in a variety store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn for the longest. He sold T-Shirts, socks, durags as well as CDs. He was asked one day to record his own CD to sell in the store. Not knowing if he could do it, he went to the nearby Explode Studio where he recorded his first song, “Them Bwoy”, and it came out better than he and producer G-Fontana expected.
The next day Loose went to work as usual and played the song all day in the store. He sold 20 copies of the CD. Ricky Indian, DJ at Hot 97 and a DJ from Waah Gwan Radio Station were walking by and noticed the song. They asked who DJed the song. The following Sunday “Them Bwoy” was broadcasted on Waah Gwan.
His career had started.
Throughout the following summer (2007), Loose recorded about 75 songs. Some were given to local radio stations and DJ’s for promotion, and for a couple of them a video was shot: “Shotta”, “Beautiful Girls – Take Ood” and “Take You There”. He performed at local venues including the Greek Fest in Long Island, Club Reign in Brooklyn and along with poet Ainsley Burrows at the Shrine in Harlem, NY. he is also featured on a track of Ainsley’s fifth album “Evolver”.
In Jamaica, ruling dj Scratchy B endorsed Loose for his Cash Money Crew compilations. “Shotta” is on his latest CD and he plans to continue working with him. Jamaican iconic promoter Stampede is also mentioning Loose as a very promising upcoming artist in his columns. "Eclectic Extreme", Loose's debut album will be released July 15 2008 by Explode Records.