Glamma Kid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Glamma Kid
Birth nameIyael Iyases Tafari Constable
Born (1978-03-14) March 14, 1978 (age 41)
OriginHackney, London, England
GenresDancehall, ragga, hip hop, house
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1995–present
Associated actsGrace Jones, Beenie Man, Jamelia, Shola Ama, Maxi Priest
Website

Iyael Lyases Tafari Constable (born 14 March 1978, Hackney, London, England), better known as Glamma Kid, is a toaster and former Royal Air Force trainee of part-Jamaican descent.[1][2] He had two top 10 hits in 1999.

Music career[edit]

During the 1990s, Glamma Kid was featured on productions by UK producers Mafia & Fluxy.[citation needed] Glamma Kid has performed live with Grace Jones on her hit single "My Jamaican Guy" on UK television for BBC Windrush.[citation needed] In 1997, Glamma Kid appeared on BBC Radio 1 rap show with Tim Westwood. In 1998, he was awarded the Best Reggae Act at the MOBO Awards.[citation needed]

He has had two UK Top 10 hits, "Taboo" and "Why". He also teamed up with UK dance duo Basement Jaxx to produce "Fly Life". His song called "Ladies Knight" was a collaboration with UK reggae singer Maxi Priest and interpolates Kool and the Gang's "Ladies Night".

Glamma Kid collaborated on a song with Beenie Man and Jamelia titled "Bling Bling Bling". In 2012, Glamma Kid released a single titled "Middle Name" featuring Tugga War.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Kidology (2000) - UK #66[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Song UK FR NL NZ Album
1997 "Moschino" - - - - Kidology
"Fly Life" (with Basement Jaxx) 19 - - - EP3 (Basement Jaxx album)
"It's Alright" - - - -
1998 "Fashion '98" 49 - - - Kidology
1999 "Taboo" (with Shola Ama) 10 78 26 22
"Much Love" (with Shola Ama) 17 - - - Much Love (Shola Ama album)
"Why" 10 - - - Kidology
2000 "Bills 2 Pay" 17 - - -
2010 "have You Ever Love Somebody" [Glamma Kid] [Ultra Khalia] - - - -
2013 "Who Have It" [Glamma Kid] & [Mafia & Fluxy] - - - -
"Informer" [Glamma Kid] & [Lady Chann] - - - -
2012 "Have You Ever" [Glamma Kid] & [Mc Ultra] - - - -
"Middle Name" (with Tugga War) - - - -
2013 "System Sheg Up" [Glamma Kid] & [Stingray Records] - - - 2014 "Walking On Air" [Glamma Kid] & [Adele Harley]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glamma Kid: UK Top 10 hits". Chartwatch Publications. 25 August 2006. Archived from the original on 28 April 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2006.
  2. ^ Lester, Paul (1 September 2000). "Who is he trying to kid?". Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 2 October 2006.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 228. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

External links[edit]