Dexta Daps

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Louis Grandison, known professionally as Dexta Daps, is a Jamaican reggae singer known for his dancehall songs as well as ballads.[1] His songs include the 2014 ballad Morning Love, 2015's 7Eleven and the 2017 song Shabba Madda Pot.[2] Following up on his singles, he launched his debut album Intro in 2017 with an erotic short film that received more than 1.6 million views on YouTube.[1][3] He performed at Reggae Sumfest in 2017.[4] |accessdate=April 15, 2019}}</ref> He's been in various collaborations including with M.I.A. (rapper) and Blakkman. In 2017, reggae artist D'Angel released the song Whipped as a response to Daps' song Owner.[5]

Daps grew up in the West Kingston, Jamaica neighborhood of Seaview Gardens, a neighborhood known for poverty as well as for its tight community and as the home of Jamaican reggae stars Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, and Elephant Man among others.[2]

On April 8, 2020 Daps was arrested and held by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force over alleged shootings and gang-related activites in the West Kingston area. [6] He was later released in the afternoon on April 30, just a day before his lawyer was set to appear before an emergency review tribunal to seek the entertainer’s release. [7]


  1. ^ a b "NY Fans Excited About Dexta Daps' Upcoming Memorial Day Performance". The Gleaner. May 19, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Reshma B (September 18, 2016). "Jamaica's Dexta Daps is Going Global". Pigeons & Planes. Yahoo! News. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Dexta Daps Sexy Raunchy Short Film For His Album 'Intro' [CLICK FOR VIDEO] -". May 16, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Dexta Daps heads to Cayman after delivering at Reggae Sumfest". July 23, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Curtis Campbell (June 17, 2017). "D'Angel rides Dexta Daps' wave with 'Whipped'". The Star. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Devi Seitaram (April 8, 2020). "Dancehall Artiste Dexta Daps Arrested For Alleged Shootings And Gang-Related Activities". DancehallMag. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Dani Mallick (April 30, 2020). "Dexta Daps Released After Three Weeks In Jail". DancehallMag. Retrieved May 2, 2020.