Bounty Killer




Bounty Killer (born Rodney Price; 12 June 1972; Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. Allmusic describes him as having been “one of the most aggressive dancehall stars of the ’90s, a street-tough rude boy with an unrepentant flair for gun talk”. He is the founder of a dancehall collective known as The Alliance with deejay Mavado.

Prior to his entry into the dancehall industry, Rodney Price was in the retail industry as an entrepreneur selling figurines. He was then encouraged to record at King Jammy’s studio in Kingston. Price eventually recorded with King Jammy, the first session being in Spring 1992. One of his first tunes was the “Coppershot”, which Jammy was unwilling to release due to its lyrics glorifying gun culture. Jammy’s brother Uncle T disagreed and released the single himself. In 1993, Price performed at the annual hardcore festival Sting, held in Portmore, Jamaica every year on Boxing Day, whereupon he had a high-profile clash with fellow deejay Beenie Man.

The rivalry continued through the 1990s, with both accusing the other of a stolen act. They settled their differences after both realized the negative effect their feud was having on the industry. He has also had heated rivalries with several other top deejays, including Merciless and Vybz Kartel, throughout his career. He increased control over his output in 1995 by leaving Jammy and setting up his own Scare Dem Productions company and Priceless Records label. During the 1990s, Price voiced for several producers and labels in Jamaica, releasing songs such as “Defend the Poor”,

“Mama”, “Book, Book, Book”, “Babylon System” and “Down in the Ghetto”. At about this time, he became known in USA and in Europe, recording with such artists as Busta Rhymes, No Doubt, Masta Killa, The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Swizz Beatz and AZ. He remain a big influence to this day still producing records such as Nuh Wah Know.



Discography

Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Intimate Woman
Album: Nah No Mercy – The Warlord Scrolls
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Coppershot
Album: Nah No Mercy – The Warlord Scrolls
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Killa Is A Killa
Album: Ghetto Dictionary – The Art of War (Audio CD)
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Bakardi Slang Refix
Album: Ghetto Dictionary –  The Mystery
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Anytime (Remix)
Album: 5th Element (CD)
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Scare Dem Away
Album: Next Millennium
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Gal Fi Get Wock
Album: Ghetto Gramma
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Living Dangerously
Album: My Xperience
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: If A War
Album: Down in the Ghetto
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Killed Or Be Killed
Album: Face to Face
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Mobster
Album: Guns Out
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Man Ah Suffer
Album: Jamaica’s Most Wanted
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Spy Fi Die
Album: Roots Reality & Culture
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Artist: Bounty Killer
Title: Gun Thirsty
Album: Roots Reality & Culture
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EPs

Raise Hell on Hellboy (PayDay Music Group) (2009), Summertime – Bounty Killer (Feat. Patexx) (Syndicate Records) (2010), Summertime – Buss Out Remix (Bounty Killer Feat. Busta Rhymes & Patexx) (Syndicate Records) (2011).

US singles

“Bitch Better Have My Money (Don Corleon Dancehall Remix)” (with Rihanna and Beenie Man) (2015), “P.S.A. B.K. 2004” (feat. Jay-Z) (2005) Chart Positions 75 on US R&B/Hip-Hop, “Guilty” (Swizz Beatz feat. Bounty Killer) (2002 Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories Album) Chart Positions 104 on US R&B/Hip-Hop, “Hey Baby” (No Doubt feat. Bounty Killer) (2001 Rock Steady Album) Chart Positions 5 on Billboard Hot 100, “Deadly Zone” (feat. Mobb Deep and Rappin’ Noyd) (1998 Next Millennium and Blade soundtrack Album) Chart Positions 79 on Billboard Hot 100 and 48 on US R&B/Hip-Hop, “Hip-Hopera” (feat. Fugees) (1997 My Xperience Album) Chart Positions 81 on Billboard Hot 100 and 54 on US R&B/Hip-Hop, “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) (World of Respect ’94 Mix)” (featuring Dawn Penn, Dennis Brown and Ken Boothe) (1994 Come Again Album) Chart Positions 58 on Billboard Hot 100 and 42 on US R&B/Hip-Hop.



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