b. Christopher George Palmer, 1970, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Palmer was educated in Trenchtown alongside Little Kirk. Both Kirk and Palmer were inspired by the dancehall and nurtured their respective careers performing on the sound systems. Originally performing as Spragga Lexxus, Palmer shortened his name to avoid confusion with Spragga Benz. Lexxus first appeared alongside fellow neophytes Steve Harper and Anthony Green in 1995 with the release of the unsuccessful GÇÿShining StarGÇÖ. In 1998, Lexxus released GÇÿDancehall StyleGÇÖ that signalled his arrival and his profile as a top ranking ragga DJ was firmly established. He embarked on sessions at King JammyGÇÖs studio where he recorded, GÇÿGet Wid ItGÇÖ, that slowly climbed the Star Top 40 in Jamaica. His global distinction was acknowledged when Ward 21 released their worldwide reggae number 1 single, GÇÿJudgement DayGÇÖ, that featured Lexxus performing, GÇÿDivine ReasoningGÇÖ on the b-side. The song was performed over a prevalent computer rhythm and its success led to a further combination, GÇÿSkettel NightGÇÖ. His celebrity status was secured with the follow-up GÇÿRing Mi CellieGÇÖ. The song was an amusing recitation relating to the popularity of mobile telephones echoing Bounty KillerGÇÖs GÇÿCellular PhoneGÇÖ. Other notable releases included the dancehall favourites, GÇÿWhoGÇÖ and GÇÿPressure DemGÇÖ. His increasing popularity led to a combination with Captain Barkey and Morgan Heritage, GÇÿWe Are Di FlavourGÇÖ, and the advisory GÇÿOwn A HomeGÇÖ and GÇÿCutieGÇÖ in combination with Thriller U. By the end of the 90s Lexxus had built a considerable following with a constant run of hits including, GÇÿJiggaGÇÖ, GÇÿRather ThanGÇÖ, GÇÿStraight UpGÇÖ, GÇÿHolla HollaGÇÖ and GÇÿWuk Right AwayGÇÖ. In 1999, he joined forces with Elephant Man and Kip Rich to form the Bling Bling Crew.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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