Chuck Fenda

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Chuck Fenda
Birth nameLeshorn Whitehead
Also known asThe Living Fire, Poor People Defender, Chuck Fender
Born (1972-06-15) June 15, 1972 (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
GenresReggae, Dancehall
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active1996–present

Leshorn Whitehead (born June 15, 1972), better known by his stage name Chuck Fenda, is a Jamaican American reggae musician and deejay born in Brooklyn, New York City.[1] Raised in Jamaica,[2] Fenda is also known as "The Living Fire", "Poor People Defender" and "Chuck Fender". He has toured in both the United States and Jamaica. His songs include "I Swear", "Poor People Cry" and "Better Days", all of which are from his album Better Days. His song "All About da Weed" was featured in the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.

His Lloyd "John John "James, Jr.-produced fifth album Jah Element was released September 10, 2013, on John John Records.[2]


Studio albums

  • Better Days (2005), Fifth Element[3]
  • The Living Fire (2007), Greensleeves – with song "Child of the Universe" featuring Tanya Stephens.[4]
  • Fulfillment (2009), VP
  • Live in San Francisco (2009), 2B1
  • Jah Element (2013), John John Records

Compilation appearances


  1. ^ Campbell-Livingston, Cecelia (2012) "Fenda's ordeal", Jamaica Observer, November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012
  2. ^ a b Morgan, Simone (2013) "Chuck Fenda to release Jah Elements", Jamaica Observer, September 4, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013
  3. ^ The Beat – Volume 26, Issues 2–4 – Page 58 2007 Chuck Fenda will always be by your side bringing out your cry." It's moving. The quality of this cd spans from brilliantly shining to repetitively grating. Gems like "Gash Dem," “Coming Over" featuring Cherine Anderson, and "Long Road" are .
  4. ^ The Beat – Volume 26, Issues 2–4 2007 p.xlix "Tanya Stephens redeems “Child of the Universe" with her smooth, lyrical lines complementing Fenda's unpolished style."

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