Glamma Kid

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Glamma Kid
Birth name Iyael Iyases Tafari Constable
Born (1978-03-14) March 14, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Hackney, London, UK
Genres Dancehall, ragga, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Shola Ama

Iyael Iyases Tafari Constable (born 14 March 1978, Hackney, London, England), better known as Glamma Kid, is a British ragga and dancehall toaster and former Royal Air Force trainee of part Jamaican descent.[1][2]

Career[edit]

During the 1990s, Glamma Kid was featured on many productions by the UK duo Mafia & Fluxy.[3] In 1998, he was awarded the Best Reggae Act at the annual MOBO Awards.[4] He had two UK Top 10 hits in 1999, "Taboo" and "Why".[5] He has also done some acting, and he ran his own clothing line, Iyasseus. In 2010, Glamma Kid returned to the music industry with a new single, "Gal From U Hot", which featured Ricky Nice and Rebecca Gordon. He released "Fly Away" in 2011, also produced by RMC and PW Frequency. In 2012, Glamma Kid released a single entitled "Middle Name" featuring Tugga War.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Kidology (2000) - UK #66[5]

Singles[edit]

  • "Moschino" (1997)
  • "Fly Life" (1997) – Basement Jaxx single
  • "It's Alright" (1997) – remix of Deni Hines single
  • "Fashion '98" (1998) - UK #49
  • "Taboo" (1999) – with Shola Ama - UK #10
  • "Much Love" (1999) – Shola Ama single
  • "Why" (1999) - UK #10
  • "Bills 2 Pay" (2000) - UK #17
  • "Gal From U Hot" (2010)
  • "Fly Away" (2011)
  • "Have You Ever" (2012) – MC Ultra single[5]
  • "Middle Name" (2012) feat. Tugga War

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glamma Kid: UK Top 10 hits". Chartwatch Publications. 25 August 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2006. 
  2. ^ Lester, Paul (1 September 2000). "Who is he trying to kid?". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2 October 2006. 
  3. ^ "Is Glamma Kid the Puff Daddy of UK reggae?". darkerthanblue.com. p. 1. Retrieved 2 October 2006. 
  4. ^ "Mum's the word at Mobo awards". BBC. 144 October 1998. Retrieved 2 October 2006.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 228. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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