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- Me, Myself, and I
- Born in New Orleans, raised on the isle of Bermuda with intermittent stays in urban Toronto, Colin Harper is not an easy youth to pin down geographically. His musical alter ego Collie Buddz however, is one of the most firmly grounded voices you may ever encounter. Incorporating influences from hip-hop to soca, Collie’s music nevertheless has a rock-solid foundation in reggae - and its power to connect ghetto reality with the highest heights of human aspiration - that is a rarity even in Jamaica. Born in 1981, at the dawn of the turbulent era signaled by the twin omens of Bob Marley’s passing and Ronald Reagan’s election, Collie was immersed in the sound system culture of Bermuda aka “The Rock” since the age of 6. “I used to come home from primary school and my brother would always be on the turntables, playin his new 45's an' I'd just be there vibesin'.” The evolution of dancehall and sound-clash culture into a movement of it’s own in the late 80s and early 90s set the backdrop for young Collie’s discovery of his own sonic identity, and the dancehall kings of that generation - Buju Banton, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man served as his primary influences. “Back when Beenie and Bounty used to war lyrically, seeing clashes wit’ Kilimanjaro an all the sound-man an’ everyt’ing…the whole music scene for me took on a new meaning. Clash thing an’ lyrical war became a part of my daily life from early out.”
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Collie Buddz on Bebo
All you Bebo'ers out there need to visit Collie Buddz on Bebo!!
We'll be running most of the competitions through this page so if you're not there...you'll miss out!! Click here(http://CollieBuddzUK.bebo.com)!
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Mamacita the next hott single from Collie is out in the shops on 27th August
Mamacita is set to be a 2007 summer smash.
PLUS!!...Look out for Collie Buddz on Rhianna's 'Umbrella' remix.
AND!!!...Collie Buddz Debut Album available for you this Summer: Date 2nd July
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