Demarco (musician)

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Collin Demar Edwards (born 1982),[1] better known by his stage name Demarco, is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae recording artist.

DeMarco
Birth nameCollin Demar Edwards
Also known asDemarco
Born (1982-09-28) 28 September 1982 (age 38)
OriginPortmore, St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica
GenresReggae fusion, dancehall
Occupation(s)Deejay, producer, musician, actor
Years active2003–present
LabelsTrue Gift Ent. LLC

MusicEdit

Born in Portmore, St. Catherine Parish, Edwards gained his early experience performing at the Cactus nightclub at the age of 15, and was a selector for the Future Disco sound system.[2][3] At the age of 16 he relocated to the US where he worked to fund his interest in music production, and began creating tracks for hip hop and dancehall artists.[2]

He is best known for his hit singles "Duppy Know Ah Who Fi Frighten", featuring on the Shoot Out Riddim, "Fallen Soldiers",[2] "True Friend" and "Show It (So Sexy)". He also produced the Top Speed Riddim where he recorded the song "Gal Dem Want" with the Alliance leader Bounty Killer. In 2008 Demarco produced the Big League Riddim and recorded "Broomie" with Elephant Man and his own song "Spend Pon Dem". One Year later he produced a hit Riddim called Stress Free which had many hit songs like "Jump and Wine" by Tony Matterhorn, "Hammering" by Singing Craig, "Work Mi Ah Work" by Mister G and his own "She Can't Wait". He recorded a remix to Rihanna's Billboard #1 hit "Rude Boy".[4]

Demarco with his hit single Good book has been nominated male deejay of the year in Britain.[citation needed]

Demarco has toured extensively, including multiple visits to Africa, performing in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Guinea.[3][5][6][7][8]

He was nominated for an Urban Music Award for 'Best Reggae Act' in 2013, and again in 2014.[9][10]

In December 2013 he was reportedly recording his debut album.[9]

Demarco, who is founder of True Gift Entertainment produces their own music videos and reality TV series

Demarco recently signed his first artist to his label by the name of Raytid who later left the label record, due to the belief the record label was not doing good on promoting his music.

In May 2017 Demarco moved to Georgia and is now signed under Akon's record label, EnTREEGRECORDS/KONLIVE Recordlabel.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

SinglesEdit

  • 2020: "Boogie Woogie"
  • 2017: "No Wahala" (featuring Akon) & Runtown
  • 2016: Backaz
  • 2015: Celebrate my life
  • 2014: Love de gyal dem good
  • 2014: Bun up Road
  • 2014: "Flick"
  • 2014: "Allergic to Badmind friend"
  • 2013: Lazy Body
  • 2013: Fuck Yuh wah fuck
  • 2013: "Continue Whine"
  • 2012: "Broad Out"
  • 2012: "Wine"
  • 2012: "6:30"
  • 2011: "I Love My Life"
  • 2010: "Show It (So Sexy)" (featuring Craig of Voicemail)
  • 2010: "Never Gonna Let You Go" (featuring Thelma Aoyama)
  • 2009: "She Can't Wait"
  • 2009: "True Friend"
  • 2009: "Kings & Queens" (featuring Sizzla)
  • 2008: "Standing Soldier"
  • 2008: "Our World" (featuring Elephant Man)
  • 2007: "Fallen Soldiers"
  • 2011: "Hear My Cry"
  • 2011: "Rest it at mi foot"
  • 2011: "Wake Up di Scheme"
  • 2011: "Iron Bird"
  • 2012: "Real Gallis" (Dial Out Riddim)
  • 2018: "Shaku Wine "
  • 2019" "Till My Time Come"

FeaturesEdit

Guest AppearancesEdit

  • 2018: "Love to See You Dance" – I-Octane(featuring Demarco)
  • 2018: "See Flowers (Official Remix)" – NJAR(featuring Demarco)(Eighty8)(Eon Jarvs)
  • 2017: "Predictable" – Akon (featuring Demarco)(Tone Tone)
  • 2017: "Bae Bae" – Kelvin Boj (featuring Demarco)(Wande Coal)
  • 2017: "High" – Eva Shaw (featuring Shaggy and Demarco)
  • 2017: "Set It Off" – Demetria McKinney (featuring Demarco)
  • 2017: "So Good" – Lexy Panterra (featuring Demarco)
  • 2017: "All You Can Handle" – Adam Saleh (featuring Demarco)
  • 2017: "Say It" – Stonebwoy (featuring Demarco)
  • 2017: "Friendzone" – Faydee (featuring Demarco)
  • 2016: "Miracle" – Vybz Kartel (featuring Demarco)(Keda)
  • 2016: "Feelin U" – Kick Raux (featuring Demarco) (featuring Tyga) (featuring Ayo Jay) (featuring Doctor)
  • 2016: "Like Google" – Vybz Kartel (featuring Demarco)
  • 2015: "Bloodclaute Song Remix (Official) – Future Fambo" (featuring Demarco)(featuring Sean Paul) (featuring Beenie Man)
  • 2015: "My Queen" – Imar Shephard (featuring Demarco)
  • 2014: "Badder Dan Most (Official Remix) – Redsan(featuring Demarco)
  • 2014: "Blessings" – Peter Miles (featuring Demarco)
  • 2011: "Hope" – Collie Buddz (featuring Demarco)
  • 2009: "For You" – Ishawna (featuring Demarco)
  • 2008: "Bad Boy Street" – Booba (featuring Demarco)
  • 2008: "She Wanna Rude Bwoy" – Foxy Brown (featuring Demarco)

FilmographyEdit

  • 2008: Manchester Fiesta 2008, Part 1
  • 2008: Champions in Action, Vol. 1
  • 2008: Teen Splash 2008, Vol.2
  • 2016: King of the Dancehall"
  • 2014–2016: Talk Yuh Mind"

Live recordings from concerts given by Demarco, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Shaggy & Beenie Man.

Video GamesEdit

Grand Theft Auto V (2013) Blue Ark – Loyals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Demarco The Artist". Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Jeffries, David "Demarco Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  3. ^ a b Morgan, Simone (2013) "Africa Calls Demarco", Jamaica Observer, 10 May 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  4. ^ Kwesiga, Brian. "Demarco Jets in for the Street Jam | Red Pepper Uganda". Redpepper.co.ug. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  5. ^ "DeMarco Makes Triumphant Return To Uganda", Jamaica Gleaner, 19 May 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  6. ^ "Dancehall star Demarco to rock East Africa | Rwanda Show – Kinyarwanda, Rwanda Celebrities, African Music, African Movies, Rwanda Entertainment, Rwanda Fashion, Rwanda artists". Rwanda Show. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Demarco, Koshens for Kampala concert". Newvision.co.ug. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  8. ^ Prince Rado (6 May 2014). "DRIVE HOT: May 2014". Drivhot.blogspot.com. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  9. ^ a b "DeMarco To Release Reggae Album", Jamaica Gleaner, 2 December 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2014
  10. ^ "A Good Year for Demarco", RJR News, 12 November 2014. In 2015 Demarco won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Retrieved 27 November 2014

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