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Legendary Dancehall Artist Shinehead Says Lyrically Armed and Ready for Reeewind Debut

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Irish and Chin's popular event dedicated to "Rub-a-Dub" culture is quickly approaching. And just the mention of Shinehead's name alone drives Dancehall fans and sound men into a frenzy. On Saturday, July 18, for the first time in his career, the legendary Shinehead will debut on the "Reeewind" stage. There is no doubt that the diversely talented artist will add a wow factor to the highly anticipated show, as he is a lyrical genius and purveyor of Rub-a-Dub culture.

Over the course of Shinehead's impressive career, he has evolved as a true music connoisseur, sharing an unprecedented love and historical account of Reggae and Hip Hop music. In fact, he has without question played a pivotal role in bridging these art forms, scoring mainstream success with major hits like "Gimme No Crack" and "Chain Gang" and many others. But these highly visible songs, which fused Dancehall and Hip Hop flavor just barely touch on the unique tapestry and depth of his artistry. At any given moment, Shinehead can incredibly don the hat of singer, deejay, rapper and sound man. Whether taking on a singjay approach of just lyrically flowing freestyle, there are very few in this artist's league.
"Shinehead is definitely the wild card, who brings quite the element of surprise to 'Reeewind'... when he touches the stage, he could very well sing, chant, impersonate or all of the above over the non-stop riddims," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne of Irish and Chin, the event's promoter.

"I know that Shinehead loves 'Rub-a-Dub' and will do 'Reeewind' justice....while I have been a fan of his for years, it was during the Welcome to Jamrock cruise that the full breadth of his talent struck me and opened up a world of opportunities."

Although this is Shinehead's premiere on the "Reeewind" stage, the dynamic artist has mastered performing in a Rub-a-Dub style. Traveling with vinyl and selecting and deejaying on his Kingston 12 Hi-Fi system with his hip and talented partner DJ Papalotl, Shinehead flawlessly recaptures the rudimental elements of Dancehall music and culture during his live performances and on radio. Notably, Kingston 12 Hi-Fi can be heard each Sunday night during "Reeewind Sundays" on Irish and Chin's sound system infused station, Sound Chat Radio (irishandchin.com), and on dubforceradio.com and huskeyradio.com.

It's going to be a historic night during the 6th installment of "Reeewind," when Shinehead is joined by Reggae giants Freddie McGregor, Richie Spice, Cocoa Tea, Josey Wales, Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin, General Trees and Carlton Livingston. Buying tickets early is a must, as it will be more at the door.
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