the reggae world like a storm, 21-year-old Sheldon Campbell, aka
Turbulence, is fast becoming one of Jamaica’s leading conscious
dancehall deejay’s. Having garnered a great deal of interest
while on a recent tour with Sizzla, this active member of the
Xterminator family has left quite an impressionon on reggae fans.
A brand new full-length release titled Rising, by VP Records will
finally give Turbulence the exposure he still lacks. This album
speaks for itself, showcasing the skill and talent of this up and
Sharing a similar
vocal style to that of Sizzla, his strength lies in his rich and
powerful singing voice. With influences ranging from the great Bob
Marley, Sizzla Kalonji, Jah Cure, Luciano, Mikey General and his
older cousin Norris Man, he has developed a unique singing and
deejaying style. With time Campbell says he will "focus more
on singing, and less on deejaying", with the aim of bringing
his listeners songs of truth, love, and positivity.
by Xterminator Records figurehead Phillip "Fatis"
Burrell, Campbell has worked tirelessly for the opportunity to
command the mic and speak his thoughts. He has worked alongside
some of the greatest, both in the studio and on stage, including
Sly & Robbie, Luciano, Sizzla, Prince Malachi, and LMS.
Like many young
people, Turbulence discovered his talent while still attending
classes at St. Andrew’s Technical High School in Kingston,
"started beating up the desk", testing his tunes on
classmates. His talents were well received, and Turbulence was
encouraged to "stick to the talent". Today he is
considered one of Jamaica’s rising stars.
hand what it is like to start from scratch, Turbulence advises up
and coming artists that "determination and perseverance are
the keys to success, because you will get a lot of fight inna the
music, but just keep on pushing. When I was coming up the first
time, it was very hard for me to even hold a mic in my hand
because of the competition. Just try and try. If you don’t
succeed the first time, just try again, you’ll make it. That’s