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#ArtistProfile ‘Dups’ – Biography

An energetic, humble and diligent individual is what you would refer to Angel “Dups” as with a jovial personality that can captivate anyone. This young vibrant Artiste/Songwriter is ready and willing to take the music industry by storm with a unique versatile combination of Rap and Dancehall. 

Richard “DUPS” Smith was born on the 15th of August 1987 raised in both Bronx, New York and in Kingston, Jamaica.

After successfully finishing high school in late 2005 “DUPS” received tremendous encouragement from his mother and brother to do music, he finally decided to make the transition to start his musiccareer with his cousin Cupree. The duo’s first major single “Red Eye” was voiced and recorded in legendary (Mixing Lab Studio) received enormous rave reviews both abroad in Japan and the local radio stations in Jamaica.

His follow-up single was “Its So Hard” which was directed by Asha (A slingshot production) it depicts how hard it is for young people tosurvive in Jamaica streets without going to jail and harassment by the police. He recently released two influential songs: “Refuse to lose” and “What you know” and now since 2011 “Fresh OD” on the Lioness Riddim produced by Lyon House Production that’s gaining him a strong fan base.

The New Year has already brought great things for the rising artiste who has joined forces with D.N.B entertainment, in Bronx New York. He is building a reputation of hard-hitting songs and captivating live performances both in United States and Jamaica with memorable stints on such shows as Jamaica Sting 2009, Harlem, Atlantic City and Uptown Bronx Club scene.

Dups signed with Loyalty CP Promotions and Recording Label, Kingston, Jamaica in 2017. His first release with the label is a collaboration with French artiste Captain Korias titled “Till Mi Old And Stop” on the Ice Tea riddim and produced by Carroll Powell aka Kingdaddy CEO of Loyalty C.P Promotions and Recording Label.  The song was written to uplift and encourage others to keep moving up and forward in life and not look back. 

Dups engaged in live performances in Jamaica taking the country by storm.  He has recently made a video for his song and has appeared on HYPE TV, TVJ, and CVM; as well as several radio interviews and a feature in The Observer newspaper. 

His song “Till Mi Old And Stop” is currently released alongside the Ice Tea Riddim medley video across the USA, the Caribbean, Africa and currently releasing in Europe.  The video is featured in Jamaica on

various TV Networks; Flow TV, TVJ HYPE TV, Scope TV, Suncity and featured on Blacker Top 20 Countdown on Ready TV Channel 100.  The song is available on most digital outlets: CD Baby, ITunes, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, and Soundcloud to name a few.  Presently the song and video are 

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making waves in the USA, Europe, Africa, Australia and other neighbouring Caribbean islands.  He is currently in negotiations for upcoming US/Europe tours in the coming year with other tours to follow.  

Summer 2017 greets his song still in the Hot 102 FM Top 20 Charts and sported at the number 2 spot and climbing.  Dups continues to feature on other radio stations like Zip 103 FM and Mello FM 88.1 regularly played on rotation on online radio stations across the globe.   

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For bookings, dubplates, jingles, promotional material and distribution please contact Loyalty CP Promotions on (876)5601310; (876)4919298; (876)6675898; (01144)7915995343 or email: Loyalty1.cp@gmail.com.  www.dnbcrew.ning.com/dupsd.n.b www.facebook.com/angeldups

www.Twitter.com/Dupsdnb or 862-438-6884 770-773-5048 and 876-407-9953

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