Strength, determination, resilience all these words would appropriately describes this woman who has over decades in the dancehall arena and she keeps getting better at her craft. For Janice Fyffe a.k.a. Lady G, the road has not always been easy but she is one determined lady who has proven that hard work in the end will always pay off.
In the late 80’s, armed with talent and a whole lot of dreams, Lady G decided she was going to make her mark in the music arena but “on her terms”. She came on the scene when such artistes as Shelly Thunder, Sister Nancy and Sister Charmaine were “tearing the dancehall apart”.
Born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, lady G attended the St. Joseph High and Dunoon Technical Schools. Her love of music was very strong and she used to sneak out through back doors to travel around the country with the Black Scorpio Sound Systems! According to Lady G her escapades weren’t wasted as they taught her some of life’s valuable lessons.
Although she recorded several singles it wasn’t until she voiced “Nuff Respect” that she set tongues wagging. For a while this was the anthem of every woman who demanded to be treated with respect. She soon followed this up with other hits such as ‘Legal Rights” and “Round Table Talk” both in combination with Papa San. Apart from placing her with the rest of the top DJs these songs also earned her DJ of the Year both in the United States and Canada.
In 2000 Lady G did a combination with Crissy D titled “Girls Like Us” which entered the British Charts at #5. The busy DJ went on to do other successful singles such as “Man A Bad Man”, “Perform” and “Breeze Off”. With her popularity came tours to Europe, United States, Japan, Switzerland, England, Germany and the Caribbean.
In 2003 Lady G took charge of her own career with the formation of her production company G-String Music. It started off with a bang as the first Greensleeves distributed riddim Belly Skin with top artistes such as Sizzla, Capleton, and Ce’Cile. She then followed that up with VP distributed riddim Flava which she produced which was a hit, attracting such artistes Macka Diamond, Lady Saw and Sizzla.
Presently the big lady, Lady G, has a new album out in stores entitled “Rated G” released on her G-String Music Label, produced by herself, along with her brother Vincent Wright (Pancho). Among the featured tracks on this album are ‘Ghetto Vibes’, ‘Slow Motion’ and ‘That Question’ featuring Lovingdeer.
“To all my fans, Lady G just wants to say thanks, big up, ‘an nuff love, for all the support, vibes and respect that you’ve carried for me over the years. I will continue to do good music. Peace!” [— Janice]