Interview with Stylo G - Reggae.Today (English)

Gigi Piccolo and Angelo Tarantino interview Stylo G, aka 28-year-old British dancehall star Jason McDermott. "Stylo is part of a new generation of Jamaican-born artists gaining recognition outside their niche (...) His relationship with both Jamaican and British underground music has resulted in a thrilling crossover of influences which include elements of grime, dubstep and garage" (The Guardian).

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About the Author

Stylo G

Jason McDermott AKA Stylo G was born 1985, in Spanish Town Jamaica. He then moved to the UK at the tender age of 15 with his younger brother, Kodi Starr. (Producer, Engineer, Crazy Cousinz contributor and all-round creative). The brothers wasted no time at all and have been creatively involved in the UK underground urban scene since their arrival.

Stylo G, son of the Legendary “Poison Chang” has sustained in following his father’s musical footsteps, and over the years Infusing his Jamaican heritage sound, plus inspiration from his father’s music along with Ragga heroes such as Shabba Ranks and Supercat, Stylo has done nothing less than perfect his craft.

In early 2004, Stylo G released a track entitled “My Yout” which was the feature that broke young MCs Ice Kid & Sickman. The track was a favourite on radio/TV/online and with artists alike, and although he was surrounded by many Grime/Hip-hop acts but still remained true to his sound.

Stylo G has since been hard at work in the studio with artists such as Giggs, Chipmunk, Sneakbo, Gyptian to name just a few, working on a number of features and singles for his forthcoming releases.

Stylo G released underground smash “Call Mi a Yardie” late 2011, the track received plenty of support across all platforms; radio, TV and online. He is now preparing for the release of follow up single; Winter Swag. The remix package boasts a hot mix from man of the moment, Wretch 32. Having recently received public acclaim and support a mist London’s 2012 Olympic celebrations from fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt, having requested Stylo on stage with him to perform at Puma Yard in August, recent events have left the UK’s most popular young Dancehall star on the lips of many.

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