b. Gregory Broderick, 24 June 1973, Jones Town, Jamaica, West Indies. Broderick was one of five siblings born to Delita Burnett and Ralston Broderick. With his family, he relocated to Bay Farm Road where he attended St. Anne’s Secondary School and realised his propensity for singing. Broderick was a regular feature in both school concerts and community events. His gift was recognised locally and he was encouraged to enter talent competitions in the nation’s capital. His earliest triumph was at the Bleechers nightclub in Kingston. It was his performance there that led to his pseudonym. His appearance proved especially popular with the girls who likened him to Prince. He later added Gregg to his title and soon established notoriety in Kingston. The singer was inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson and Little Kirk, but he decided to emulate his vocal style to that of dancehall singers. Having been motivated by Sanchez, Broderick developed his own style and in 1998 Danny English introduced him to Patrick Roberts of the Shocking Vibes crew. The introduction established the careers of both performers, which led to a series of releases from the duo on modish rhythms in the following year. In the new millennium Gregg performed ‘The Way’ on the ‘Scarface’ rhythm, which proved to be his breakthrough hit. He maintained his profile with the equally popular ‘That’s The Way’, and his career was firmly established with the release of ‘Gangster Way’.
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