His face bore a winning smile and there was a spark in his eyes when Terror Fabulous spoke with Splash yesterday.
A beret partially concealed a pile of unruly hair as he led the way into RC One Recording Studio in Portmore.
"Mi a go de inna di Observer!" he excitedly told one of his colleagues.
The deejay, who gained international fame in 1993 with Action (alongside Nadine Sutherland), had been missing for some years until a successful return at Rebel Salute on January 19.
The 38-year-old says he has battled a mental disorder for more than a decade.
"I have been on medication for more than 10 years and my doctor and those around me are very supportive," he said.
While at times he appeared confused, the father of one child is certain about one thing and that is his passion for music. A passion that sees him recording daily at RC One.
Among his latest releases are Blackberry, Party Time and Can This Be True featuring singer Andrew Melody.
"He has a lot of potential and still can ride any 'riddim'. Among all the artistes that comes here daily Terror Fabulous brings in the most money to the studio as persons from all over are requesting his dub plates," said Winston 'Jah Tuzz' Walters, owner/operator of RC One Studio.
With producers Dave Kelly, Patrick Roberts and Donovan Germain, Terror Fabulous recorded songs like Action, Glamorous, No Retreat No Surrender,
Kotch a Gal Yard and Gwaney Gwaney.
Produced by Kelly, Action was a worldwide hit. But although he is one of the most successful dancehall artistes of the 1990s, Fabulous says he has not received any royalties from his songs.
"I really want to collect as I have done a lot of work in the past.
I got a letter from ASCAP (publishing company) once but I have lost contact with them and can't really recall the details of the letter," he said.
Last Saturday, Fabulous returned to the big stage and delivered an heart-tugging set at Rebel Salute.
It ended with he and Sutherland performing Action and Anything For You, another hit they did.
Walters says he first met the deejay six years ago when he (Walters) returned from living abroad.
He believes Terror Fabulous still has what it takes to do well in the dancehall.
"He is on his medication and his system is working well with it so without a doubt 2013 will be his comeback year," said Walters. "We are in the process of getting back his travel documents as there are promoters who are ready to book him for shows."