Give it up for Bruck Up!!!

Sunglasses by Bruck Up  Ft. Shaggy

Bruck Up


Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music. A more sparse version of reggae, it also speaks on politics and religion but not as directly as roots style, which was associated with the Rastafari movement, and had dominated much of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall (or “ragga”) becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. In the mid-1990s with the rise of dancehall Bobo Shanti artists such as Sizzla and Capleton and our very own Bruck Up!

I have had the pleasure and honor of interviewing this dance hall icon. Amongst his many talents in music, Bruck Up also created the  Bruck Up dance.  Please read as we get to know Bruck Up at a glance.

NB: Tell me a little about Bruck Up.  How was this band created and who are the members?

Bruck Up: Bruck Up is a dancehall icon, I started my career as a dancer. I’m the guy that made up the “Bruck Up dance” which was very popular in the late 90″s.  I was also the Green guy in Busta Rhymes video “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”, and Wyclef and Cannibus “Gone till November”.

NB: What category would you describe this genre to be?

Bruck Up:  I try to touch on every Genre, dancehall, hip hop, pop, House, Electro etc.

NB:  That’s great, very diverse.  How long have you been performing?

Bruck Up: I’ve being performing since I was 15yrs old.. I started dancing at clubs.  My biggest show as a dancer was with bounty Killer 1997. I performed at MTV spring break in Jamaica, B.E.T rip the runway. I also performed in about 1000 shows in the USA. with Hip Hop icons Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick. and on Fox 5 News with Shaggy.

NB: wow, that’s quite a resume. Do you have an album out?  Are you currently working on an album?

Bruck Up:  I havent released an official album as of yet. I had 2 mixtapes in the past. Me and my team are currently working on my debut digital album entitled “Last Warning” set to release january 2011.

NB:  Have you collaborated with any known artists?

Bruck Up:  Wow, let me see.  I have  collaborated with a few artists.  My last collabo was with Shaggy on a song name “Sunglasses”.The song is now being use by Malibu rum in commercial “Shake It”

NB:  Nice, I love Malibu Rum!! I have seen that commercial.  That’s crazy.  Who would you say inspired you to start performing music?

Bruck Up:  The Notorius B.I.G is the person that told Bruck Up that he should do music.

NB:  That must’ve been a big blessing to hear that from a Hip Hop legacy. Are there any artist out there who you would love to have on your next track or Album?

Bruck Up: The one artist that Bruck Up will do anyting to do a song with thats alive is Lady Gaga…

NB:  Wow, that’s different, but i would love to see it happen.  Just be sure she doesn’t try to wear you!  A collaboration I would definitely like to see. Speaking of collaborations, I know from experience  it takes a team of people to make an artist successful, aside from the artist himself.  How does each member of the band contribute to Bruck Up?

Bruck Up: Everybody in the Camp contributes a lot. Shout out to Gazoo, Electric Feel Management, Frass Fellas, Knowledge (producer & hype man), Lady Keyz, Active Dancers and Dj ShortMan.

NB:  Now that’s what I call an Entourage! Do you have a favorite song from your album?

Bruck Up: My favorite song on the album right now is “Iron Balloon”

NB: Should we be expecting any album release info?

Bruck Up: We will be releasing a mixtape at the end of the year entitled “Last warning”.

NB: That’s what’s up, I will be on the look out for it! Is there anything you want your fans to know about you or your up and coming projects or releases?

Bruck Up:  Bruck Up debut digital album “Last Warning”  comin soon to every digital online store, the first single “Iron Balloon” feat Lady Keyz just got released a week ago. Look out for the next single with Kevin Lyttle entitled “Wanna be your lover”.  All songs are available on iTunes!

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The Naked Blogger asks:  What is your favorite Dance Hall dance? Feel free to comment with questions or general feedback below.



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