HOLLYWOOD, CA – BOSS Champs’ entertainment education is one that most entertainers can only dream about.
Growing up in Jamaica, he was the son of a disc jockey of SS Syndicate (Sounds) . And brother of Boss of Bosses (Promotions). He began listening to Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and Buju Banton. He loved the fun mainstream sound of Beenie Man – it was easy to dance to and he was always singing about women, which BOSS Champs loved. He also loved the conscientious lyrics of Buju and the aggressive sound of Bounty Killer.
“But Bob Marley was the legend and he showed me a variety of music about love and social things and how to be smooth and poised with your music,” BOSS Champs said. “And to top it all off was Elephant Man, who was just the energy god. I recently got to meet him at a big concert in L.A. for Jamaica’s Independence Day where we exchanged information and talked about working together. He is amazing.”
As he grew older, BOSS Champs began to become involved in other areas of the entertainment industry, including working with award winning writer James L. White on a film project. White was the writer of the Academy Award-winning film “Ray,” and BOSS Champs was excited to get to work on a project with him. But the film was eventually shelved and all BOSS Champs was left with was the music he had created for the project.
“That’s when I realized I wanted to focus more on music,” he said. “I realized I can have more control in music, especially in this day and age. And when it comes to music, I feel like I am very versatile. Just like how I described each of those artists I loved when I was younger, I feel like I’m a great combination of those artists and their specific traits. Not that I targeted that when I started making music, but I’ve developed into a well-rounded artist. On Caribbean Casanova, I’ve developed my own style, I refer to as Trop Hop – tropical/caribbean music, hip-hop, and pop all combined.”
BOSS Champs also adopted his stage name with the intention of showcasing how Being Original Sparks Success. He has tapped into the Caribbean sound now popular in today’s mainstream music industry while being true to who he is as a Jamaican-raised individual living in America for more than half his life. Knowing the culture and vibe of this country equally as well as his native country.
And through all his music he wants to inspire other people to be vulnerable, be themselves, be original – embracing the disparate pieces that make up each individual personality.
“Be your best being,” he said. “I take the fact that I’m different – that I look different and sound different, that I’m mixed, i’m Jamaican and American, from the haves and the have-nots – and embrace those things. I was raised in an inter-racial household. I’m a black guy with freckles and red hair. All of the things that make you different also make you original. I battled with that when I was growing up – not being Jamaican enough or not being American enough or not being light enough or dark enough. I was always that person who was in the middle. And I learned to embrace it. That’s how BOSS came about. And so with my music I want to tell everyone that sometimes you don’t have to pick a side – just embrace who you are and the many pieces of what makes you who you are.”
Most recently BOSS Champs released an EP called “Caribbean Casanova,” which is currently available on all digital music platforms. The feature single from the project is “Mi Wan U,” and the music video for the song is on its way this month.
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