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'Chaps' clipping way to top

Simone Morgan

Tuesday, April 29, 2014    

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WHILE taking a break from barbering duties, Chappa Chaps penned the lyrics to Simple Simple T Shirt and Dem Nu Bad, songs that announced him as a singjay.

The latter, a Good Yute Production, tackles two of Jamaica's most troubling issues.

"It is basically letting all the woman beaters and child molesters know that their acts are that of cowards and such actions doesn't make them into what one would call a 'bad man'," he explained.

Chappa Chaps can be considered a late bloomer. Born Dwain Brown, the 32-year-old only began recording recently.

Although his interest in music goes back to his youth, it was not until November that he released his debut single, Simple Simple T Shirt.

"I had other responsibilities that I needed to take care of. In addition to that, music isn't something that should be rushed. Therefore, I took the time to study the market before I approached it," he told the Jamaica Observer.

For the past 12 years, he has earned a living in the grooming industry. Late last year, he realised his dream of becoming a recording artiste.

Cha Cha Cha and Tight Shorts, his latest songs, are scheduled for release next month.

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