Kalado

Kalado

Kalado [1] (born Eaton Gordon; 11 August 1984 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. He is a member of the Bounty Killer founded collective Alliance Next Generation and the founder of G-Law Records.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Gordon was born in the Maxfield Park area of Kingston but moved to Clarendon Parish, Jamaica at the age of four, along with his mother and siblings.[3] At the age of 16, he graduated from Edwin Allen High School with a Caribbean Examinations Council Distinction for Art & Craft. After graduation Gordon returned to Kingston began recording.[4]

Kalado has cited Bob MarleyBounty Killer, and Shabba Ranks as influences.[5]

In 2008, Gordon caught the eye and ear of a judge on the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall show, and was invited to compete.

In 2009, Kalado's released "Badmind a Kill Dem", on his own G-Law Records , but it was his single "Sad Streets" that yielded a #1 video on HYPE TV, as well as a mixtape of the same name. In 2011, Kalado also released another single that created a buzz on the airways titled "Provide" produced by the young and talented dancehall producer Bena Di Senior.

In 2011, Gordon was invited by Bounty Killer to become a member of his latest crew of rising dancehall artists, Alliance Next Generation.[6]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Sad Streets (2010)[7]
  • The Story (2013)[8]

References[edit]

Music