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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Last updated: February 2018


Artist: Frankie Sly
Job: Singer & Songwriter
Location: Jamaica
Genre: Dancehall
Influences: Early B and Papa San

Dancehall artiste and songwriter Frankie Sly is an underrated talent as far as the music is concerned. However, with a handful of hits he has managed to make his mark among the elite of dancehall music’s upper echelon.

The recording artiste, who is known for hits including Wah Wah Wah and Haters Anthem, took some time away from the music industry to focus on business interests. Now he is back to claim his place among the brightest names in the music.
Influenced from an early age by the likes of Papa San, Early B and The Doctor just to name a few, Frankie Sly honed his talent on a local sound system before he took up music professionally.

‘I use to listen to cassettes with the late great early Early B, the doctor and Papa San and just imitate them then I had a friend whose dad had a sound system and I started trying out my craft every weekend on the sound system. That’s how I got started’, he shared.
He made his professionally recording debut in 1993 with the songs Grab it Up and Six Six.

‘The first producers to give me a chance professionally were John John and Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell. The first two songs I recorded were Grab it Up and Six Six’, he explained. Fully armed with originality and creativity, the prolific songwriter describes his musical journey as one that has been dramatic and eventful.

‘My musical journey has been very dramatic and eventful. But on the good side, I have worked with a number of top producers in the business. Among them are Dave Kelly who I call the greatest dancehall producer, and another great producer Donovan Germaine of Penthouse. I have also worked with other great producers including Steely and Clevie, Bobby Digital and Shocking Vibes’, said Sly.
Among his charted hits are Wah Wah, Fassy and Haters Anthem.

Sly who grew up in East Kingston, is originally from Rockfort. He has toured with the likes of Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder and Baby Cham. He has also performed on major stage shows including Sting and Reggae Sumfest.
It’s been about ten years that he hasn’t been to Jamaica, but Frankie Sly still maintains close ties to the music.

‘I recently did a single called On the Run on Dave Kelly’s Lawless riddim. I also did No Bwoy on Jah Sno Cone’s Nuh Fraid riddim, and I also did Bad on the Happy Hour riddim. Also did a remix to one of Nikki Minaj’s new singles. Right now I am working hard and doing some songs. I’m just planning to go hard and done’, said Sly.


.1993 - Grab It Up - [John John Records]
.1993 - Two Two - [Rude Boy]
.1993 - Wood - [VP Records]
.1993 - Carbine Fe Blow - [Rude Boy Kelly Records]
.1993 - You Look Good - [John John Records]
.1994 - Six Six Six - [Father Pow]
.1994 - Chukki Star "Rock Me Boat"/ Frankie Sly ‎"Good And You Know" - [Grapevine Records]
.1994 - Hicky Pon The Earth - [Stone Love]
.1994 - Wayne Wonder "Mama"/ Frankie Sly ‎"Juck Me Down" - [Stone Love]
.1994 - Big Up The Girls Them - [Sampalue]
.1994 - Gringo "Mark Of The Beast"/ Frankie Sly "I Cry On The Earth" - [Stone Love]
.1994 - Frankie Sly "Wah Wah"/ Frisco Kid ‎"Wackie News" - [Mad House]
.1994 - You Look Good - [John John Records &  Greensleeves]
.1995 - Best Of The Best - [John John Records]
.1995 - My Girl For Life (Wayne Wonder & Frankie Sly) - [2B Grafton Road]
.1995 - Rice And Peas - [John John Records]
.1995 - Watch Out - [Fat Eyes]
.1995 - Yard Man - [Priceless]
.1995 - Juck Mi Down - [Stone Love]
.1995 - Wah See Jah Face - [Penthouse]
.1995 - Insure - [Penthouse]
.1995 - Little Jack "Warning"/ Frankie Sly "Looking Right" - [CB 321]
.1995 - Watch Dem Man - [Fashion Records]
.1996 - Fassy - [Xtra Large Productions]
.1996 - Clump - [Grafton]
.1999 - Haters Anthem - [Mad House]
.1999 - Diamonds (Mr Easy & Frankie Sly) - [Dutchpot]
.2000 - Haters Anthem - [Mad House Records]
.2000 - Kiprich "Defender"/ Frankie Sly ‎"See We" - [Mo Music]
.2000 - Don - [Gargamel Music]
.2000 - Elephant Man "Screechie"/ Frankie Sly "Think Unu Know" - [Stone Love]
.2000 - Frankie Sly "Who Sey"/ Cecile "Wish You Never Lie To Me" - [Natural Bridge]
.2000 - Crappa - [Higher Heights]
.2000 - Petrol - [Mixing Lab ]
.2000 - Yuh Nuh - [Xtra Large Productions & Mad House Records]
.2000 - Just So - [Mad House Records]
.2000 - Papa Proud - [Call Me Shams]
.2000 - Wonder When? (Frankie Sly & Gary Minott) - [Mad House Records]
.2001 - Mi See It - [Mad House]
.2001 - Dem Nuh Know We - [Natural Bridge]
.2002 - Step It Up (Baby Cham & Frankie Sly) - [Xtra Large Productions]
.2003 - Gym - [Singso]
.2005 - Dem Nuh Know We - (Riddim Driven: Rice & Peas) - [VP Records]
.2007 - Einstein "Bed To Floor "/Frankie Sly "Bingiding" - [Pure Music]
.2009 - Some Indo - [Gargamel Music]
.2009 - Jamaica Like This - (Ole Axle Riddim) - [Truckback Records]
.2012 - On The Run - [Alias Badboy Productions]
.2013 - Nuh Boy Cyaa - (1990 Riddim) - [Cashflow Records]
.2015 - Bad - [Kalibandulu Prod]
.2015 - Like This  [Federation Sound]
.2015 - Feds - [Federation Sound]

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Frankie Sly - Discography:

New Singles

.2012 - On The Run
(Original Press):
Artist: Frankie Sly
Song: On The Run
Format: Digital Single
Label: Alias Badboy Productions

Buy Single on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

.2015 - Feds
(Original Press):
Artist: Frankie Sly
Song: Feds
Format: Digital Single
Label:  Federation Sound

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Frankie Sly - "Neva Si Jamaica Like Dis" - 2015

Frankie Sly - "Feds" - 2015

Frankie Sly "Bad" - (Official Video)

Frankie Sly "Papa Proud"

Frankie Sly "Fassy"

Frankie Sly "Grab It Up"

Frankie Sly "Wonder When?"

Frankie Sly "Dem Nuh Know We"


In This Page.....Frankie Sly

Photos by Frankie Sly

Biography by Frankie Sly

Discography by Marco Weststar

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