Gyptian, DJ Frass argument turns deadly

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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An argument which developed between well-known dancehall artiste Gyptian and producer DJ Frass has left one man dead.

The incident took place at Steven 'Supa Hype' Davis' studio on Dumbarton Avenue in St Andrew on Monday night.

According to reports reaching the Observer, Gyptian, whose real name is Windel Edwards, and Kimani Palmer also known as DJ Frass, were engaged in an heated argument over a song Gyptian had voiced on one of Frass' 'riddims' while at the studio.

According to reports, the argument reportedly became more intense and DJ Frass allegedly left the studio only to return some minutes later accompanied by about six men.

It is alleged that Frass 'draped' Gyptian and then members of his entourage made a move towards the singer.

"Wi nuh know if a part dem did a guh fi part it or what, but maybe some a Gyptian friends think seh a attack dem did a guh attack di artiste and mi nuh know who pop off dem gun," someone close to the parties involved in the incident told The Observer.

According to him, it is said that the first attempt to pull the trigger failed as the gun stuck, by this time some of the men ran, but not before two shots were fired hitting one man.

According to the Constabulary Communication Network, 27-year-old Davion Bailey otherwise called Burro was gunned down by unknown assailants. The police aid that about 5:45 pm, a group of men armed with guns entered the recording studio and opened fire hitting Bailey multiple times. The men escaped in a white Honda motorcar. The police were called and Bailey was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Among the top 'riddims' that DJ Frass is known for are Israel, Shadow and Hot Patty.

Among Gyptian's better known releases are Hold You, Serious Times, Mama Don't Cry and Nah Let Go.




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