Location: Kingston, Jamaica
The son of veteran roots singer Freddie McGregor, 18-year-old wunderkind dancehall producer Stephen McGregor (a.k.a. Di Genius) began wandering into the studio as a small child, recording his first track at age six and ultimately teaching himself five different instruments. These days he’s one of Jamaica’s hottest—and youngest—dancehall producers, crafting beats for a-list artists like Mavado, Vybz Cartel, and Bounty Killer. Known for fearlessly incorporating a wild mash of sounds, his riddims—with titles like Shadow, Ghetto Whiskey, and Red Bull & Guinness—are taking dancehall into the future.
Watch: Vybz Kartel - "My Scheme (Darker Shadow Riddim)
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