My Biography

Hailing from Kingston Jamaica, Spragga Benz (born Carlton Grant) has been an icon of the local dancehall culture since the early 90s. Yet he made his first appearance onto the scene as an assistant DJ for Ricky Villa and the La Benz Sound System.

It didn’t take long before he had the chance to put some of his tunes on tracks. Such as like, “Love MiGun” and the lascivious “Jack It Up” which became instant underground classics.

The re-release of the latter on a wider level, plus other tracks. These included such as “Could A Deal” and “Girls Hooray” boosted his profile even further as Spragga Benz set out to become one of the hottest names within the dancehall scene of the decade.

A subsequent deal with major label Capitol Records brought his sound outside Jamaica. His music wasn’t only opening up to brand new audiences. Although while he moved towards new musical frontiers; including pop, R&B and Hip-Hop.  In addition he testified by collaborations with artists as diverse as Ben E King, Wyclef Jean, KRS-One and Lil’ Bow Wow, just to name a few.

Back in Jamaica, Spragga continued to release chart topping singles and collaborated with a host of talented local and international artists. The 21st century started out with a bang, as Spragga set out to debut as an actor, becoming involved in influential productions such as, “Brooklyn Babylon” and gangster story, “Shottas”.

The film “Shottas”, co-starring Kymani Marley, Paul Campbell, and Louie Rankin propelled SpraggaBenz’s career to new heights. Consequently  he expanded his fan base. Yet not only to music lovers but the film gave movie buffs a chance to admire his talents as well.

Spragga Benz has always been a philanthropist at heart. Due to his humanitarian ways have been noted from the very beginning of his career. Consquently when he started the “Stay in School” program back in the 90s. Further which provided help for needy students in his hometown. In honor of the untimely death of his first born son, Carlton “Carlyle” Grant Jr., Spragga started a second organization. This is the “The Carlyle Foundation”, a program which currently provides scholarships and computers to excelling Jamaican students.

In spite of his involvement within the movie industry, SpraggaBenz set out to remain extremely active and prolific in music. Releasing a host of successful albums, singles, remixes and collaborations. The most notable of which certainly being his most personal and charismatic effort to date: the critically acclaimed “ShottaCulture”.

Production of an album which was fully produced by Salaam Remiand features artists like Stephen Marley, Nas. Also Marcia Griffiths, and 2Chainz. “ShottaCulture” brings an unprecedented depth on a lyrical / storytelling standpoint within the global dancehall scene.

Throughout 2013, SpraggaBenz continued making hits as he released tracks like “LahLahLah”, produced by Stephen Marley, “Call Upon Jah” featuring Sean Paul, “S.W.A (Sleep With Angels)” and “She Loves Me,” a bona fide fan favorite.

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Spragga Benz’s Tracks

Spragga Benz had the chance to put some of his tunes on tracks like, “Love MiGun” and the lascivious “Jack It Up” which became instant underground classics. The re-release of the latter on a wider level, plus other tracks such as “Could A Deal” and “Girls Hooray” boosted his profile even further as Spragga Benz set out to become one of the hottest names within the dancehall scene of the decade.

A subsequent deal with major label Capitol Records brought Spragga Benz’s sound outside Jamaica, and his music wasn’t only opening up to brand new audiences, but also to brand new musical frontiers; including pop, R&B and Hip-Hop, as testified by collaborations with artists as diverse as Ben E King, Wyclef Jean, KRS-One and Lil’ Bow Wow, just to name a few.

Spragga Benz’s Tracks 2016

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In spite of his involvement within the movie industry, Spragga Benz set out to remain extremely active and prolific in music.

Yet releasing a host of successful albums, singles, remixes and collaborations. Therefore the most notable of which certainly being his most personal and charismatic effort to date: the critically acclaimed “ShottaCulture”. Production of an  album that was fully produced by Salaam Remiand.  Yet featuring artists like Stephen Marley, Nas, Marcia Griffiths, and 2Chainz. “ShottaCulture” brings an unprecedented depth on a lyrical / storytelling standpoint within the global dancehall scene.

Throughout 2013, Spragga Benz continued making hits as he released tracks like “LahLahLah”, produced by Stephen Marley, “Call Upon Jah” featuring Sean Paul, “S.W.A (Sleep With Angels)” and “She Loves Me,” a bona fide fan favorite.

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