turbulance-2.jpgSheldon ‘Turbulence’ Campbell was born in 1981, in Kingston, Jamaica. The 27-year-old is taking the Reggae world like a storm, becoming Jamaica’s leading conscious singjay in his time.

Turbulence love for music began while attending St Andrew Technical High School in Kingston. He would use the desks at school to get a vibe to sing or deejay, like many other young entertainers, displaying their talent among his classmates. Turbulence talent was recognized and encouraged by his peers.

Sharing a similar vocal style to that of Sizzla, his strength lies in his rich and powerful singing voice. His inspiration came from veterans such as Sizzla Kalonji, legendary Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Peter Tosh, Garnet Silk, and Eddie Fitzroy.

An elderly Rastafarian, who saw him performing at a stage show under the name “Double Trouble”, gave him the name Turbulence. He dubbed him the name because of the way in which Turbulence’s performance impact the patrons.

Turbulence released his debut single, “Keep It Going” in 1997 on the Sky Hi record Label before coming to the attention of Burrell, who then include his song “Word Wid It” on the 1999 X-terminator compilation album, The Herbalist.

Despite being a member of X-terminator, he has recorded on various record labels both nationally and internationally some of which are; One Love, Tuff Gong, Kings of Kings, Mixing Lab, Cilcha Lee, Fiat 5, Kariang, Cell Block and Scorpio.

He has released 13 albums: The Truth, Hail to the King, The Future, Different Thing, After All, Rising, Join Us, Love Selassie 1, Once Upon a Time- Selassie is my Guide, Teacher, Turbulence, Triumphantly, and Turbulence-Songs of Solomon.

Knowing first hand what it is like to start from scratch, Turbulence shows up and coming artistes that “determination and perseverance is the key to success”.

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