Hailing from Kingston Jamaica, Spragga Benz (born Carlton Grant) has been an icon of the local dance hall culture since the early 90s.
He made his first appearance onto the scene as an assistant DJ for Ricky Villa and the La Benz Sound System. It didn’t take long before he had the chance to put some of his tunes on tracks like, “Love MiGun” and the lascivious “Jack It Up” which became instant underground classics.
The re-release of the latter on a wider level, plus other tracks such as “Could A Deal” and “Girls Hooray” boosted his profile even further as Spragga Benz set out to become one of the hottest names within the dancehall scene of the decade. A subsequent deal with major label Capitol Records brought his sound outside Jamaica, and his music wasn’t only opening up to brand new audiences, but also to brand new musical frontiers;