Taking the reggae world like a storm, 31-year-old (Born January 11, 1980) Sheldon Campbell, aka Turbulence, is fast becoming one of Jamaica's leading conscious dancehall deejay's. Having garnered a great deal of interest while on a recent tour with Sizzla, this active member of the Xterminator family has left quite an impressionon on reggae fans. A brand new full-length release titled Rising, by VP Records will finally give Turbulence the exposure he still lacks. This album speaks for itself, showcasing the skill and talent of this up and coming artist.
Sharing a similar vocal style to that of Sizzla, his strength lies in his rich and powerful singing voice. With influences ranging from the great Bob Marley, Sizzla Kalonji, Jah Cure, Luciano, Mikey General and his older cousin Norris Man, he has developed a unique singing and deejaying style. With time Campbell says he will "focus more on singing, and less on deejaying", with the aim of bringing his listeners songs of truth, love, and positivity.
First discovered by Xterminator Records figurehead Phillip "Fatis" Burrell, Campbell has worked tirelessly for the opportunity to command the mic and speak his thoughts. He has worked alongside some of the greatest, both in the studio and on stage, including Sly & Robbie, Luciano, Sizzla, Prince Malachi, and LMS.
Like many young people, Turbulence discovered his talent while still attending classes at St. Andrew's Technical High School in Kingston, Jamaica.
Here, Turbulence "started beating up the desk", testing his tunes on classmates. His talents were well received, and Turbulence was encouraged to "stick to the talent". Today he is considered one of Jamaica's rising stars.
Knowing first hand what it is like to start from scratch, Turbulence advises up and coming artists that "determination and perseverance are the keys to success, because you will get a lot of fight inna the music, but just keep on pushing. When I was coming up the first time, it was very hard for me to even hold a mic in my hand because of the competition. Just try and try. If you don't succeed the first time, just try again, you'll make it. That's perseverance".