SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF
DEE BO GENERAL
(Rap poet & writer)
Dee Bo General grew up in Huddersfield West Yardsha as he calls it. Playing his part in a top local sound system, in the 80’s and 90’s for the great ARMAGIDEON MUZIK.
He worked as the talking oppa / technician / mc. working also as a free lance mc he performed for other local sounds on big dance nights.
His lyrical style and delivery were and still is in popular demand by the people and other promoters.
This talented young man is very adaptable and spontaneous when reggae dance hall / ragga music crossed paths with a new urban UK genre music called jungle / drum and bass, which was taking the country like an epidemic of new sounds
A long-time friend and producer L Double of Flex Records contacted Dee Bo about doing some work as his mc, this led to a wonderful partnership which L Dubz led him to work with two top London DJ’s / producers Mickey Finn and Aphrodite aka Urban Shakedown.
The record they came up with was already smashing up the underground movement on dub plate. The track was taken on by PWL and instantly became a jungle anthem and had a national chart release a video was done to introduce this new urban music, the track was called Some Justice 95 (the arsonist) which was been played on MTV and various music channels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfLMCh7Fegc Dee Bo has toured UK, Europe, and several states in America on his journey through ragga jungle. The Arsonist became a Jungle Anthem and a must for any serious Djs.
Since the late 90’s never leaving his roots conscious he has worked with local / international male duo singers known as Harlem Gem. He appeared on their first album on four tracks. A powerful contribution to roots music. Dee Bo’s, gruff style complimenting the smooth vocals of Richmond and Lloyd Gem. The Album is called Hungry which Dee Bo features on the title track also a few more.
In 2000 he began work on his own project with a group of top local artist and performed as the SWAT TEAM (Special works and tactics team) with more style and cultural entertainment. His last release was for Subver Zion in Germany called Brighter Day, he has also been working with Rootsman of Third eye music as his mc touring the new European sound system circuit around Italy, Germany, France, Holland, Croatia, Portugal, and Greece also voicing dub plates for International sounds.
Dee Bo. Recently released his debut Album TO THE LIMITS in 2008 on I Tunes
This has been a great success and saw him Perform at venues in the UK at three cities in Poland.
In between his schedule he has hosted open mic nights at rhythm and Indigos a local venue in HD1 giving young talents to practice and perform their mc skills, whether it be dance hall ragga rap poetry Dee Bo. General will always be involved in music as a performer writer or host and as long as I have known him he has always delivered and never let a prospective client down very reliable.
He has recently had tunes released with a Polish production Rial Agony on the Bless yah riddim and compilation The Track called Just smile featuring Jah Light. Also, on the Digitup riddim from Italy a Torreggae Ska spectacular with a track called Tella Man A Me.
Also, he has recently been involved in A Northern Lights production with Dj Steppa and Serum called Don’t Let Go available through Digital download Audio warfare. A video was done to promote the track and can be seen on U Tube.
Don’t let go Serum Northern lights Dee Bo General
Rock Bottom – Mc Element featuring Dee Bo General while in Kuwait 2011. He was asked to put a hook down for a local Rapper the video was done after.
In 2017 he released a track called Brexit with Dub Lab and Rootsman which can be found on you Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iGTrg3Gb9o With some real roots conscious music in the vaults due to surface soon. in 2020 on International duty with Rootsman in France where he performed Brexit To The Limits and some free styling to the vibes of the Night. The Music Continues year to year Dee Bo General is never short of Uplifting and thought provocative lyrics. In 2020 he was due to release a Ep called, Can’t Hold MI with Rootsman and Dublab this went on hold due to the disaster when the earth stood still and is due to drop sometime by spring. Along with another cross over with Rootsman and 9 disciples to the Urban sounds of the street EP. This was also put on hold and due to drop this year.
202I Dee Bo General links up wid Selah Sounds to promote the Jamaican National rugby team on their success in reaching the rugby world cup. The tune, Reggae Warriors has been received warmly by the Jamaican National Marketing Team as their anthem for their Kit advert also the coming Rugby World Cup in 2022 must listen and share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyBt71jHw2M Producer Eddie Fingers soon recognised Dee Bo’s skills and quickly voiced two tunes with him Behold The Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9J-rUgYyaw and Taking Da Cocaine out on Distrokid and its connected platforms.
More recently Dee Bo General voiced a fire ball of a tune called POISON on the bashy and fiery Sniper Riddim for Starrvybz and is hotly expected to be out this year with a star cast of other artist not to be missed. With a bag of lyrics primed and ever ready to launch into action Dee Bo General is a versatile freelance artist ready for any occasion. Look out for his two EP’s maybe in the spring or summer months of 2022. A link to some tracks on Emanate https://emanate.live/deebo-general
To love God and be a voice for the people bringing equality to them who think they have none and raise awareness because life’s all about fairness, to heal the deaf the dumb the cripple and blind. If we are to heal the world, we will take it one step at a time. For the upliftment of people, we must dissolve evil, let’s give the world a vision of hope, and stop selling them soap where they slide into dope or a tin of can’t cope.
Education in social equality and global poverty is the key and simple truth and rights will set us free.
Aims are to keep music real with word power and sound. Tackling inequality and social injustice. Through literacy music and the spoken word.
The Journey goes on……2022 and more!
Giving thanks and praises to the Most High for giving me the inspiration to share my thoughts, my music and for you taking the time to read my brief story.
Bless you and all you do which is upful and true……
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