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]

In 2017 he was in a dispute with radio host DJ and promoter DJ Jabba.[5] His fan base includes many females[6]and his performances have included daggering. 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.[7]

Daps grew up in the West Kingston, Jamaica neighborhood of Seaview Gardens, a neighborhood known for crime and 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]

References[edit]

  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". www.loopcayman.com. July 23, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Curtis Campbell (June 6, 2017). "Dexta Daps banned from Best of The Best – Jabba". The Star. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dexta Daps delivers despite falling off stage at Jacques Scott". www.loopcayman.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Curtis Campbell (June 17, 2017). "D'Angel rides Dexta Daps' wave with 'Whipped'". The Star. Retrieved April 15, 2019.