“Suga Roy & The Fireball Crew” – an energetic force impacting the world
Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal started out as a duo and has been working together for many years and now the duo has been change from a duo to a group with the new member Zareb Conrad Crystal is still a part of the group SUGA ROY AND THE FIREBALL CREW.
The energetic force of Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal has been powerfully impacting the international reggae scene ever since they joined forces some seven years ago.
Remaining consistent hitmakers, the duo has left an indelible mark and are indeed two exceptional artistes who have decided to unify their voices in their message-filled songs geared towards past, present and future generations… and they have been able to successfully bridge the generation gap, as they embark on their mission to spread reggae’s powerful message.
But how did fate bring the DJ and singer together? Simple. A love for each other’s masterful work.
In 2002, Suga Roy, then a talented DJ and producer, was so impressed with Conrad Crystal’s 1986 release, ‘True Love’, that he sought out the singer and requested that both of them record a remake of the hit single. The remake was a success and both found that they had a natural chemistry. More combinations followed: a cover of the Pat Kelly original ‘Talk About Love’, followed by a cover of Gregory Isaacs’ ‘Love Overdue’.
Their successful recordings continued, yielding the originals ‘Man Can’t Walk In Peace’ on the Yellow Moon label, ‘Mek Dem A Gwaan Suh’ on Stone Love’s Real Rock rhythm, ‘Tired A It’ and ‘Education Wise’.
All powerful, thought-provoking tracks that enjoyed success on the local and international charts, as well as getting heavy rotation in the dancehalls and on the airwaves.
‘Education Wise‘, an anthem in schools, held the number one spot on the Mega Jamz chart for three weeks, ‘Love Overdue‘ peaked at number four on the RJR chart and both tunes rode Richie B’s Hot Mix chart.
A double music video featuring ‘Man Can’t Walk In Peace’ and ‘Tired A It’ followed, along with the ‘Education Wise’ video that was a massive success.
Other singles from the duo were just as potent, including ‘Johnny Too Bad’, ‘Piece Of The Action’, ‘Trace’, ‘Don’t Stop The Music’, ‘Righteous Train’, ‘Down In Jamaica’ and ‘So Many Persons’.
Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal are also Grammy nominated artist on Sly & Robbie Grammy nominated Album The Riddim Doubles with the song Party Hot featuring Yellow Man in 2007
In 2008 Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal teamed up with singer Gyptian and dropped the Culture classic ‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’. The single was an instant success, getting heavy airplay and chart action across the globe. ‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’ hit the number one slot on the Jamaica Music Countdown chart and the New Style Radio chart in Birmingham, England. The single climbed the TPN Radio chart in Italy, Caribbean Vibes Radio chart in the USA and the Stampede Street Vibes in Jamaica.
In addition, the captivating music video for the single was in massive rotation across all the music video channels, hitting the pinnacle of the RE TV chart.
‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’ (I ‘n’ I a conquerer),’ originally done by the iconic group Culture in 1976 and remains one of their best songs to date, is the lead off single for one of the greatest projects to hit the music industry in years. A project that will revolutionize the reggae scene in 2009. ‘Suga Roy Conrad Crystal & The Great Reggae Icons‘ – one of the greatest albums of all time paying tribute to some of reggae’s legends. Hitting the streets in mid 2009, this 17-track project will be released on Suga Roy’s label.
On June 28, 2011 Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal released their third album which is another great album paying tribute to Gregory Isaacs one of the greatest reggae legend, titled ‘Suga Roy Conrad Crystal Universal Tribute To Gregory Isaacs’ featuring Fantan Mojah and Luciano on separate tracks. The album has 18 tracks from Gregory’s catalog such as Night Nurse, All I Have Is Love, Universal, Border, Number One Mr. Brown and 12 more classic tracks.
This album was Produced by Leroy ‘ Suga Roy’ Moore for Fire Ball Records and is available on Itunes in stores world wide, Distributed by Ernie B’s Distribution USA, irie Ites Distribution France, Dub Vendor UK, Stingray Records UK, Fire Ball Records Jamaica and USA and House Of Riddim Austria.
On May 30, 2014 Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal release their fourth album The Kings Book in the reggae industry still keeping it strong with positive vibes, this album is a reggae roots album 13 tracks featuring Alborosie, Cocoa T, Gappy Ranks, Natural Black produced by Fire Ball Records Jamaica and Oneness Records Germany.