Jigsy King

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Jigsy King
Birth nameErrol King
Bornc.1970
OriginKingston, Jamaica
GenresDancehall
Occupation(s)Deejay
Years activeEarly 1990s-present
LabelsVP

Errol "Jigsy" King (born c.1970) is a Jamaican dancehall artist who released several albums on VP Records in the 1990s.

Biography[edit]

King emerged in the early 1990s, performing on sound systems, with a gruff vocal style similar to Buju Banton's.[1] After several hit singles in Jamaica, he had some international success with "Work", a combination single with Barrington Levy.[1] He topped the Jamaican singles chart in 1996 with "Sweet Sensimella", a duet with British singer Jamie Irie.[1] His other hits include "Butterfly", "Rail Up", "Haffi Get You Body", "Gal A Fuss Gal A Fight", "Real Ting" (with Tony Curtis), and "Question Ask" (with Freddie McGregor).[2]

In 2007 he was found guilty of disorderly conduct after verbally attacking the Queen of the United Kingdom and the Jamaican police on stage during his performance at Curefest in Trelawny.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Load It Back (1993), VP
  • Have to Get You (1993), VP
  • Ashes to Ashes (1995), VP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 157-8
  2. ^ a b Cummings, Mark (2007) "[1]Jamaica Observer, 16 October 2007, retrieved 2019-03-11