Caribbean Shakedown’s Artist of the week 4/11/2010
Reanno Gordon, better known by his stage name, [lastfm]Busy Signal[/lastfm], is an artist from St Ann, Jamaica. He has also lived in Tivoli Gardens, Papine, Spanish Town and other areas in West and East Kingston Jamaica and is a past student of Brown’s Town Comprehensive High School. Known as one of the artists leading the contemporary Dancehall movement, Busy Signal has been a large part of the scene since 2003. His first hit single, “Step Out”, was one of the most popular dancehall songs in 2005. A music video of Step Out was released shortly afterwards.
He was nicknamed Busy Signal by his friends because of the fact that he is constantly busy. His hit tracks for 2007/2008 were “Nah Go A Jail Again”, “Smoke Some High Grade”, “Tic Toc” and the crazy track ripping the charts entitled “Unknown Number” has made tremendous airplay and dancehall reviews especially in the Caribbean and the U.S. He has released a hit dancehall album entitled Step Out.
On The September 22, 2008, Busy Signal released his second studio album titled Loaded, a 15 track compilation of from Vp Records of well known dancehall hits such as “Jail”, “Whine Pon Di Edge”, These are the days among others as well as never heard before exclusive tracks such as “People So Evil”, “Hustle Hard” etc.
[lastfm]Busy Signal[/lastfm] is also known as one of the most prominent artists of the [lastfm]Bounty Killer[/lastfm]-led Alliance along with [lastfm]Mavado[/lastfm], Roderick (ROD) Douglas, [lastfm]Wayne Marshall[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Bling Dawg[/lastfm]. He was once at odds with fellow dancehall artist [lastfm]Aidonia[/lastfm] where both exchange lyrical words but that didn’t materialize in a clash. Later in 2008 dancehall artist [lastfm]Vybz Kartel[/lastfm] produced various “dis tracks” aimed at Busy Signal and other alliance members, to which Busy responded with a few tracks.