Konshens

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Konshens
Birth name Garfield Palmer
Born (1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 33)
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Dancehall, Soca music
Occupation(s) Deejay, singer, record producer, businessman
Years active 2005-present
Labels Subkonshus Music
Associated acts SoJah, Delus
Website www.konshensonline.com

Garfield Palmer a.k.a. Konshens (born January 11, 1985) is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist.

Biography[edit]

Garfield Delano Spence, stage name Konshens, was born on 11 January 1985. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of the duo SoJah with his brother Delus.[1] His hits have included "Winner", "Rasta Impostor", "This Means Money", "Good Girl Gone Bad", "Gal Dem A Talk", "Realest Song", "Represent", "Do Sumn" and "Forward", "Gal a bubble".[2]

His 2005 single "Pon Di Corner" was a major hit in Japan, and led to a month-long tour of the country and a Japan-only album release.[3]

He made a guest appearance on Tarrus Riley's Contagious album, deejaying on "Good Girl Gone Bad", which was also released as a single.[4]

He has a large fanbase in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Europe, where his "Gal Dem Talk" single was a major hit, and he performed at Guyana's National Stadium in May 2011.[5]

His album, Real Talk, was released by Japanese label Koyashi in 2010.[6] A second album was also announced to be released in Jamaica on Tad Dawkins' Tad's International label.[6] Konshens also launched his own Subkonshus label in 2010, working with new acts including his brother Delus.[6]

In May 2011, he was one of several high-profile Jamaican celebrities to take part in a march in Torrington Park calling for an end to political rivalry in the area, commemorating a fire in May 1980 at the Eventide Home which killed over 150 elderly women, for which politically motivated arson was suspected.[7]

In 2012, he released his second album, Mental Maintenance.

In March 2014, he became an official brand ambassador for Pepsi.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Spence married Latoya Wright in Miami, Florida in November 2017.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Collaborative albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

  • "Pon Di Corner" (featuring Delus) (2005)
  • "Rasta Imposter"
  • "This Means Money"
  • "Winner" (2008)
  • "Realest Song" (2010)
  • "Gal Dem A Talk" (2010)
  • "Realest Medz" (2010)
  • "Weak" (reggae) (2010)
  • "Represent" (2011)
  • "Forward" (2011)
  • "Buss A Blank" (2011)
  • "Touch Back Again" (2011)
  • "Bounce Like A Ball" (2011)
  • "Jamaican Dance" (2011)
  • "Bad Gyal" (2011)
  • "Gal A Bubble" (2012)
  • "Do Sum'n" (2012)
  • "Shat A Fyah" (2012)
  • "Stop Sign" (2012)
  • "Touch Regular" (2012)
  • "Gyal Sidung" (2012)
  • "So Mi Tan" (2012)
  • "On Your Face" (2012)
  • "Mad Mi" (2012)
  • "I'm Coming" (2012)
  • "Jiggle" (2013)
  • "Couple Up" (2013)
  • "U Better Miss Me" (2013)
  • "Walk And Wine" (2013)
  • "Give Praise" (2013)
  • "Depend On You" (2013)
  • "Tan Up An Wuk" (2013)
  • "Weak" (2013)
  • "Show Yourself" (2013)
  • "Pull Up To Mi Bumper" (& J Capri) (2013)
  • "We A Hustle" (2013)
  • "Sekkle Dung" (featuring Raine Seville) (2013)
  • "Turbo Wine" (featuring Rickman) (2013)
  • "We No Worry Bout Them" (featuring Romain Virgo) (2013)
  • "To Her with Love" (2013)
  • "Weed on Me" (2014)
  • "Forever Young" (2014)
  • "Independent Girl" (2014)
  • "Money" (featuring Masicka) (2014)
  • "Come Get This" (2014)
  • "Touch You" (2014)
  • "Duppy Dem" (2014)
  • "Don Daddy" (2014)
  • "Bruk Off" (2016)
  • "Turn Me On" (2017)

As featured artist[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Konshens ties knot in Florida", Jamaica Observer, 21 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017
  2. ^ "Konshens lives in the heart of the streets", Jamaica Star, 23 April 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  3. ^ "Konshens falls in love with reggae music", Jamaica Observer, 11 March 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  4. ^ Kenner, Rob (2009) "Reggae Singer With a Legacy, a Following and a Mission", New York Times, 21 August 2009, retrieved 2011-06-10
  5. ^ "Konshens thrills Guyana", Jamaica Observer, 5 May 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  6. ^ a b c Jackson, Kevin (2010) "Catch Di Riddim: Konshens to release two albums", Jamaica Observer, 5 November 2010, retrieved 2011-06-10
  7. ^ Robinson, Corey (2011) "Eventide fire remembered: Torrington Park marks anniversary with demand for an end to political rivalry Archived 2012-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.", Jamaica Observer, 23 May 2011, retrieved 2011-06-10
  8. ^ "Konshens is Pepsi brand ambassador", Jamaica Observer, 19 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014
  9. ^ AllMusic.com - Medi by Konshens, AllMusic.com. Retrieved on 20 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Tha Hotshot ft Konshens & Stekaly Tropical Limelight (Remix Clean)". July 14, 2014.