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Biography – Stylo G
Stylo G’s success is testament to hard work and dedication. His involvement in the UK underground scene since the age of 15, paid rich dividends in 2013 with the crossover success of Soundbwoy, a track produced by Diztortion.
Soundbwoy, which peaked at number eighteen on the UK Singles chart, provided the gateway to Stylo’s dominance on the UK dancehall scene.
Born Jason McDermott, he moved to the United Kingdom from Spanish Town, Jamaica, following the death of his father, Jamaican dancehall artiste Poison Chang.
Stylo’s decision to enter music was a no brainer. He had been surrounded by musical influences for most of his life. In 2004, he released 'My Yout' featuring Ice Kid and Sickman and in 2008, he won the Crystal Blue awards 'song of the year' for 'Jamaicans in Britain'.
Stylo has since collaborated on a number of tracks with artists such as Sneakbo, Cashtastic, Wretch 32, Clean Bandit, Gyptian, Busy Signal, Pixie Lott, Sub Focus, Friction, soca star Bunji Garlin, Sister Nancy, Vybz Kartel and rapper Nicki Minaj.
Stylo G signed with UK-based independent label 3Beats which helped steer his career to higher heights. He appeared on the Clean Bandit gold selling album New Eyes, on the single Come Over, which reached number 45 on the UK Singles chart.
Further UK chart success came with My Number 1 featuring Gyptian, which hit number 45, and Move Back, which peaked at number 81.
Stylo G has been nominated for the UK Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award three times. He won in 2014.
In 2019, he teamed with FanatiX for the hit Touch Down which topped charts in Jamaica. A remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Vybz Kartel saw Stylo G tapping into new audiences. It was his second time teaming with FanatiX having scored a hit previously with Yu Zimmi.
In the summer of 2019, he released Dumplin, arguably a good follow up to Touch Down.