Konshens

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Konshens
Birth name Garfield Spence
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Dancehall
Occupations DJ, singer,producer,Businessman
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Subkonshus Music
Website www.konshensonline.com

Garfield Spence aka Konshens is a Jamaican dancehall artist.

Biography[edit]

Konshens' hits have included "Winner", "Rasta Impostor", "This Means Money", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Gal Dem A Talk", "Realest Song", "Represent", "Do Sumn" and "Forward", "Gal a bubble".[1]

His 2005 single "Pon Di Corner" was a major hit in Japan, and led to a month-long tour of the country and a Japan-only album release.[2]

He made a guest appearance on Tarrus Riley's Contagious album, deejaying on "Good Girl Gone Bad", which was also released as a single.[3]

He has a large fanbase in Guyana and Europe, where his "Gal Dem Talk" single was a major hit, and he performed at Guyana's National Stadium in May 2011.[2]

His album, Real Talk, was released by Japanese label Koyashi in 2010.[4] A second album was also announced to be released in Jamaica on Tad Dawkins' Tad's International label.[4] Konshens also launched his own Subkonshus label in 2010, working with new acts including his brother Delus.[4]

In May 2011, he was one of several high-profile Jamaican celebrities to take part in a march in Torrington Park calling for an end to political rivalry in the area, commemorating a fire in May 1980 at the Eventide Home which killed over 150 elderly women, for which politically motivated arson was suspected.[5]

In March 2014 he became an official brand ambassador for Pepsi.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Collaborative albums

Singles[edit]

  • "Pon Di Corner" (2005) - with Delus
  • "Rasta Imposter"
  • "This Means Money"
  • "Good Girl Gone Bad" (feat. Tarrus Riley)
  • "Winner" (2008)
  • "Realest SONG" (2010)
  • "Gal Dem A Talk" (2010)
  • "Realest Medz" (2010)
  • "Weak"(reggae) (2010)
  • "Represent" (2011)
  • "Forward" (2011)
  • "Buss A Blank" (2011)
  • "Touch Back Again"(2011)
  • "Bounce Like A Ball" (2011)
  • "Jamaican Dance" (2011)
  • "Bad Gyal" (2011)
  • "Gal A Bubble" (2012)
  • "Do Sum'n" (2012)
  • "Shat A Fyah" (2012)
  • "Stop Sign" (2012)
  • "Touch Regular"(2012)
  • "Gyal Sidung" (2012)
  • "So Mi Tan"(2012)
  • "On Your Face"(2012)
  • "Mad Mi" (2012)
  • "I'm Coming" (2012)
  • "Jiggle" (2013)
  • "Couple up" (2013)
  • " U better Miss Me"(2013)
  • "Walk and wine" (2013)
  • "Give Praise" (2013)
  • "Depend on you (2013)
  • "Tan up an Wuk" (2013)
  • "Weak" (2013)
  • "Show Yourself"(2013)
  • "Pull up to MI Bumper" & J Capri(2013)
  • " We a Hustle"(2013)
  • "Sekkle Dung" ft Raine seville(2013)
  • "Turbo wine" feat Rickman(2013)
  • "We no Worry bout Them" feat Romain Virgo(2013)
  • "To her with Love" (2013)
  • "Weed on Me"(2014)
  • "Forever Young"(2014)
  • "Independent Girl"(2014)
  • "Feels Right" & Pleasure P(Marcus Cooper)(2014)
  • "Money" ft Masicka (2014)
  • "Come Get this"(2014)
  • " Touch you"(2014)
  • "Duppy Dem" (2014)
  • "Don Daddy" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konshens lives in the heart of the streets", Jamaica Star, 23 April 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  2. ^ a b "Konshens falls in love with reggae music", Jamaica Observer, 11 March 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  3. ^ Kenner, Rob (2009) "Reggae Singer With a Legacy, a Following and a Mission", New York Times, 21 August 2009, retrieved 2011-06-10
  4. ^ a b c Jackson, Kevin (2010) "Catch Di Riddim: Konshens to release two albums", Jamaica Observer, 5 November 2010, retrieved 2011-06-10
  5. ^ Robinson, Corey (2011) "Eventide fire remembered: Torrington Park marks anniversary with demand for an end to political rivalry", Jamaica Observer, 23 May 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  6. ^ "Konshens is Pepsi brand ambassador", Jamaica Observer, 19 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  7. ^ AllMusic.com - Medi by Konshens, AllMusic.com. Retrieved on 20 February 2013.