MusicDish e-Journal - December 11, 2019
MusicDish Advertising Network
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

General B
By Lady Zimma & Miss Mention, Dainty Crew
(more articles from this author)
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

General B was born Dave Parkes in Kingston, Jamaica 28 years ago and grew up in the areas of Seaview, Waterhouse, Rose Lane and Waltham Park. He used to par with a number of DJs in Seaview including General Trees. This is where he took the name 'General' and added the 'B' representing him being the baby of the crew.

Around 6 years ago General B joined forces with fellow artists Ghost and Roundhead and they are collectively known as one of the most popular DJ/singer crews in Jamaica, the Monster Shack Crew. The name was given to them because, "we nuh gangster we are monster, we are bigger than gangster you know". They have won a number of awards in Jamaica for the 'Best Crew ' and for being the 'Best Dressed’.

When asking where he got his inspiration to become a DJ his response was simple, " Me just love music because me born and cry out like Bob Marley". General B used to listen to DJs Professor Nuts and Papa San and up until today he considers them, "my DJ them".

General B writes all his own lyrics and has managed to stay at the forefront of the music with tunes like 'Nicky', 'Bad Inna Your New Clothes’, 'Mr Boasty & Friends' and his current hit 'The Business’ alongside Patchy on Shocking Vibes’ Joker rhythm. His musical talents don’t stop with writing he is multi-talented and he gets involved in producing and promoting music. He said it is the "Music Business" and you that you have to deal with both sides.

The Monster Shack Crew released their debut album, 'Monster Party’ in 1998 and they are currently working on a follow up. If you were wondering why General B has been a little quieter than usual over the past 6 months in terms of output of tunes it's because he's in the process of working on his solo album but he assured us that "General B, back inna them skin like blood".

He has worked with practically all the Jamaican producers over the years, namely Colin Fatta, Steely & Cleevie, Jammys and True Blue, to name a few. The exception to this rule is that he hasn’t worked with Dave Kelly. He released a Hip-Hop tune entitled 'If Me Did Know’ with a New York based producer and 'Tell Him Fe Go’ and 'True Lover' with Roundhead for the UB40 owned Oracabessa Records. He says there are just too many Jamaican artists to mention when he has to list the amount that he has worked with.

General B believes that it he has a duty to be a positive role model and he endeavours to do this because, "nah tek no coke and me nah do nothing against God’s will. So me feel that me positive to be a role model for anybody righta now". He also likes to get involved with community-based projects and stay in school campaigns.

He disagrees with the Jamaican Government's announcement that they want to clamp down on Reggae's slack lyrical content. He says the Government does not get involved in supporting the music and he believes that there are people who benefit from slack tunes. General B also thinks that the Reggae industry needs to clean up its act, " Cause artist a DJ a song and call all a DJ name and DJ a bex and want to all war. You have artist inna the business right now that bad mind 'B’ me can tell you that and me a DJ. The business is a corrupted ting. Seen"!

General B can't even begin to grasp the idea of a career devoid of music. He has managed to reach his current status through sheer hard work and perseverance and he says this is the key to success and whatever he does he always works hard at it. He advises young artists to do the same and to consider the suggestions of their elders and take it seriously because as he put it, " No artist inna the world at all can sing for himself you have to listen to other peoples opinions".

For the future I’m sure you’ll be in for a musical treat in the form of a solo album from General B and another album offering from the Monster Shack Crew. "Nyeah"!

If you can’t wait that long and want to see General B live then make a link with his booking agent in Jamaica on 876-978-2859.

Home » Music Spotlight » General B
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top

MusicDish Advertising Network

Music Spotlight

» Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label

» Round Hill Music And Zync Sign Madge To Joint Venture

» YG PLUS and Gracenote to Bring K-POP to Fans around the World

» Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017

» HBC Fall Festival Celebrates 12 years of HBC Fest

Music Spotlight Directory

» [2018-09-16] Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals; Together, Creamfields And Budweiser Will Focus On Building Entirely New Content For Dedicated Electronic Music Fans Throughout Asia

» [2018-08-23] Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO; Andy Ma Has Also Been Appointed EVP, Commercial And Business Development For Greater China

» [2018-08-23] IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain; IndieOn Is Confident Of Creating A "music Miner" Who Listens More And Grow Their Token Value

» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Píng Zè

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Micayla De Ette, Star Of The Upcoming Film Hold On, Releases Her New Single And Music Video "Write A Song", Featuring Flavor Flav

AWOLNATION Brings Fans "The Best" / Announces Tour With Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Pianist Luo Tingyuan Actively Advocates Cultural Exchanges On Classical And New Music - A Review For 'Young Professionals On Stage' Recital Series

Deadline Looms For Musicians - The 16th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

C Z A R I N A Releases Samurai Music Film "BLAZE: Dances Of The Yokai"

Stephanie Ryann Releases Her Official Music Video For "Whiskey Regret"

New Jersey Rock Band Scores Endorsement And Big Shows

Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships