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Interview w/ Chrome
By Lady Zimma & Miss Mention, Dainty Crew
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When Chrome entered the room, we were greeted with a fresh-faced young man who had a shock of blonde hair and a slight hint of a Canadian accent when he spoke. Introducing himself as one of Shocking Vibes' younger camp members, Chrome's real name is Rory Sharpe. He got his stage name from friends when he was growing up.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica 25 years ago, Chrome was raised in the capital before his family moved to Toronto where he currently resides, but due to his working with Shocking Vibes, he says, "I'm back and forth like every 2/3 months".

A lot of young artists dream of getting a break and Chrome's way into the business sounds like a case of being in the right place at the right time, but he never originally intended to follow a musical path. He was writing a song and someone overheard and suggested he pursue music as a career. He took their advice and started hanging around sound systems and "listening to DJs like Little Lenny (and) Shabba (Ranks)". One day he was at Hope Garden and Patrick Roberts saw him and liked the way he sounded. Patrick mentioned it to some people who in turn told Chrome and he went over to introduce himself. He was invited to the studio and recorded 2 songs, 'Resurrection' and 'Milk Tin'. That was back in 1992 and Chrome has been progressing ever since.

'Resurrection' has been his most successful single to date even though he recorded it when he was around 16/17. He said he was "surprised when Patrick came to me and said we have royalty for you".

Chrome writes most of his lyrics, but has also written with Kirk Davis and Patchy. He has performed in Ghettosplash, done a few shows in Canada and the USA and also appeared on a TV show called 'Rappin'. Being under the Shocking Vibes umbrella has meant that Chrome has worked with a number of big stars including Beenie Man, Kirk Davis, Mr Lex and Delly Ranks. He says, "I've performed with a lot of big acts".

Having been in the industry for a while, Chrome believes there are positive and negative aspects to Dancehall Reggae. He sees Beenie Man as one of the more positive aspects of the industry and thinks, "some artists should stick to the more positive side of it". He would love to see some of the "good young artists" get into the studio a lot quicker than they do instead of having to wait so long for a break.

Prior to getting his break, Chrome studied musical engineering, but didn't finish. He says he would have been a musical engineer if he weren't a DJ. He advises up and coming DJs to "have contacts. Establish some foundation wid people that are there already".

Chrome's favourite DJ is Terror Fabulous, but he cites Beenie Man as an inspiration as he has known him for a long time "before the success". He also enjoys listening to Stone Love and Renaissance and plays basketball in his spare time.

Chrome has recently released a track with Kirk Davis entitled 'Nuh Like Dem' and is working on 3 more with plans for a video in early 2001.

In his final message to his fans Chrome says, "Try to live in the street that is love, is good, is right" and we know he's living the right life and is going to go far.

If you would like to book Chrome please contact Shocking Vibes Production Ltd, Tel: (876) 941-1408 Fax: (876) 931-6220 or email: and don't forget to check out the web site at

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