Richie Spice Leaves Fifth Element Records
reggaewire | June 12, 2008 at 11:05 amby
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The artiste who recently released his fourth full length album entitled “Gideon Boot”, will now join the Bonner family company “Bonner Cornerstone Music” which is also responsible for the careers of his brothers Spanner Banner and Snatcha Lion.
According to a press release by Bonner Cornerstone Music the departure of Richie Spice from fifth element was an amicable decision, and expressed his gratitude for being given the opportunity to fully focus on the family business.
This news comes after months of speculation regarding the future of the Fifth Element outfit, following last year’s high profile drug bust on the record labels Kingston Based studio compound.
Fifth Element rose to the echelons of the Reggae industry by incubating other young talented artists such as Etana and Anthony Cruz. They are also credited with the resurgence of Dancehall star Chuck Fenda.
Coming from a family of reggae artists, Richie Spice had often been overshadowed by his brothers DJ Snatcher Dogg, vocalist Spanner Banner, and producer Pliers of Chaka Demus and Pliers. In 2001, Spice released Universal, a collection of his hits combined with new recordings from Everton Blender's Blend Dem Production company.
He rose to critical acclaim in 2004 with the fifth element produced “In The Streets of Africa” which has since set the pace for one of the industry’s most prolific performers.
His new album “Gideon Boot” is available in stores and online now.
The Reggae News Agency
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