Raised in Handsworth, Birmingham, England Major Popular (born Alban Moseley, October 1969) started his DJ career aged 12 toasting/rapping at the home of a close family friend, using the version/b side of well known Jamaican & English reggae records. This lead him taking his DJ skills to school and performing in front of friends and other pupils at lunch times or in between lessons. Proven to be successful this began a musical unit consisting of two other friends who formed a home sound system Massive Lion who would perform live recordings after schools before their parents returned back home from work. As more interest began to grow an older brother of a school friend invited them to work on his sound system (Daddy Astra). This emerged the 15-year-old at the time to DJ in front of a bigger audience at local clubs and house parties and allowed him a slot to DJ on Jungleman Sound. Shortly after leaving school he was introduced to one of Birmingham’s top sound system at the time Observer Supa Powa where he finished off laying down the foundation of his DJ career and rapidly became one of Birmingham’s top Mc’s
Scouted by GT (Grantley Haynes) who was a successful record producer/manager, after hearing that the talented youth was causing a storm everywhere he performed, (including his outstanding performance at the Legendary Hummingbird night club) lead to the pair getting together to record his first UK release in 1989 titled “In A Temper” voiced at the A Class Studio London in the company of Peter Spence, Tippa Irie, Pato Banton Corporal Billy and others Major went on to voice other recordings for GT Records including “Fire”.
1992 saw more success from his double sided hit “Don’t Stop” and “Bad Me Up” for Casual Affair Records.
Throughout, his highlights have come through working and performing live shows alongside Peter Spence,
Tippa Irie, Macabee, Rick Clarke, Tongue In Cheek, Sugar Minott, The Good Girls Chaka Demus & Pliers, Luv Injection and local radio stations. In 2010 Major Popular was introduced to Black Voices Europe’s finest female acapella quintet which ended up with him performing live shows and featuring on their 2011 Reggae album “Live Consciously”
After teaming back up with Grantley GT Haynes, in 2013, sitting down and making strategic future plans Major Popular has already been hosting shows including Champion MC’s Roll Call which included performances from Top Cat, General Levy, Tippa Irie, Don Campbell, Winsom, Peter Spence & Paulette Tajah, as well as opening the show at the famous Jazz Café, London, UK with Tippa Irie and friends. Currently he is in the studio voicing several tracks and collaborating with MyBoyzBeatz, up and coming artists and bands which has resulted in the long awaited release of The 1Eye Band new single “Lately” with MyBoyzBeatz remixes ft. Tippa Irie & Major Popular.
His latest musical project has found him linking up with the legendary Black Scorpio Records from Kingston,
Jamaica, where he has recently voiced his forthcoming single “Survival” on the re-released of the iconic Lazy
Body Riddim spear headed by Beenie Man (King of the Dancehall). Working alongside producer/engineer Spyda Stretch aka Jermaine Johnson, son of the man himself producer Jack Scorpio aka Maurice Johnson.
In 2016 we saw Major Popular working with another Uk Producer James Yllavation Crosdale with their first release “No Man” on the Keys Riddim since this release the have continued their musical partnership and released hits like “ Promise” featuring Estinah “ Give Praises” and “ Get Your Love” all getting heavy rotation from Dj’s around the world.
Following the success of his Yllavation recordings he has now teamed up with Uk’s talented award winning producer and engineer Konroy Starrvybz Stephens of SVE Music/Starrvybz Productions and currently has two tracks recorded and released “Live Your Life” with Grantie Asher and “Trample” on their Tramplers riddim track.We look forward to future releases and projects.