dancehall artist BRUKOUT
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It was 31 December, 1979, when Richard Earl Frederick A.K.A ‘BRUK OUT’ cried his first note. The second of four brothers, he was raised by both parents in a small ghetto community called Fond Cole, in the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica.
His earliest inspiration in the music business came from the prime dancehall icons like Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Ninja Man, Cutty Ranks and most predominantly Bounty Killer.
During his school days, Bruk Out and his friends would use sticks and pails as instruments and had fun DJ-ing on the roadside. They later formed a group which they called BFS, Brothers, Friends and Supporters and did a number of performances island-wide.
Bruk Out’s real major breakthrough really came when he came to Antigua in August of 2004. Andre Piper A.K.A Chronic X recorded his first three singles “Honestly”, “Fine Up”, and “No Way”, which were aired on the local radio stations and highly rated by the general public. Honestly also hit the charts in Dominica. In July of 2006, his younger brother Michael Frederick, also called Mykye B, who began creating beats at the time. Joined him in Antigua- a musical bond which resulted in more opportunity for the expansion of his musical career.
His first stage performance in Antigua was a small dancehall competition in Grays Farm. In addition he made guest appearances at various gigs in his homeland Dominica. His voice and style also became a popular choice on the program ‘Rage in the Cage’- a live dancehall competition on Vybz FM Radio in Antigua.
January 2007 was a turning point in Bruk Out’s career when he became acquainted with Steve Jackson, a musical connoisseur, engineer and proprietor of Pelican Lodge Studio, considered to be the best studio in Antigua. Steve has recorded musical giants like The Police and Stevie Wonder just to name two.
Bruk Out is currently recording his album ‘GOT TO USE IT B4 I LOSE IT’ at Pelican Lodge Studio. The artist promises a dynamic musical experience with that crisp, unique lyrical style that keep his fans calling out for more.
You can also check out my page on www.myspace.com/brukoutmusic
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