Internationally acclaimed Reggae superstar, Gyptian & prominent Dancehall producer, Kimani “DJ Frass” Palmer have turned themselves in to local authorities; facing questioning regarding a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday night. The shooting took place at the recording studio of well-renowned Dancehall producer, Steven “Supa Hype” Davis in St. Andrew.
Reportedly, the shooting happened as a result of an argument between Gyptian & DJ Frass; a dispute over a track that the “Hold Yuh” singer voiced on Frass’ Riddim. The dispute became increasingly intense; prompting Frass to leave the studio & return moments later, accompanied by several men. Allegedly, Frass & the men proceeded to drape Gyptian & grab him by the waist & one of the men appeared to be reaching for his waist to draw a weapon. When that took place, a group of armed men then entered the recording studio; opening fire & hitting a 27 year old man multiple times.
“Wi nuh know if a part dem did a guh fi part it or what, but maybe some a Gyptian friends think seh a attack dem did a guh attack di artiste and mi nuh know who pop off dem gun,” a source close to the situation told the Jamaica Observer. According to information sent by the Half-Way-Tree CIB, the armed men who opened fire escaped in a white Honda motor car following the shooting. The victim, Davion “Burro” Bailey was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
DJ Frass was taken in for questioning regarding the incident on Tuesday night while Gyptian turned himself in Wednesday morning.
Frass is known for several hit Riddims including the Shadow Riddim, Israel Riddim & Hot Patty Riddim while Gyptian is recognized for several, highly acclaimed singles such as “Beautiful Lady,” “Serious Times,” & “Mama Don’t Cry.”