High Grade for Flawless Snypa

Catch Di Riddim

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Since he migrated to the United States over 20 years ago, deejay Flawless Snypa has made a name on the New York dancehall scene. His latest song, High Grade, is done with Junior X-Turn.

High Grade is produced by Juniorbussbeats and released on the Team Lewis 876 label, owned by Hopeton Lewis Jr.

Born Leo Jennings, Flawless Snypa is from Spanish Town where his career began.

"I used to be a dancer back in the 90s, then I found myself writing lyrics. I had a friend who was a singer and I began to deejay songs and he would do the singing part. That’s how I started," Flawless Snypa explained.

By the time he migrated to The Bronx in the late 1990s, he had a following in Spanish Town. In New York, he recalls winning several talent contests at a club called Act 3.

This paved the way for him to open shows in New York for Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder, Baby sham, and Frisco Kid.

But it was a song called Sex For Nike Air that opened doors for him in the Tri-State area.

"That song was for the ladies and they went wild whenever they heard it. About six months later I heard another singer with a song talking about the same subject," said Flawless Snypa.

He is currently working with producers including Todd The Riddim God, and plans to release an album this year.




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