by Don-Reece Edwards
Currently, the entertainment industry has been experiencing
"Turbulence" in the airwaves.
Sheldon 'Turbulence' Campbell was born in 1981 in
Kingston, Jamaica. The 24-year-old is taking the Reggae
world like a storm, becoming Jamaica's leading conscious
singjay in his time.
His affection for the music began while attending
St. Andrew Technical High School in Kingston. Turbulence
would beat desks at school like many other young entertainers,
displaying his talent among his classmates. His talent
was acknowledged and encouraged by his peers.
Growing up, his inspiration came from veterans, such
as the legendary Bob Marley, Garnet Silk, Jacob Miller,
Eddie Fitzroy, and Peter Tosh. Sizzla Kalonji, Jah
Cure, his older cousin, Norris Man, Luciano, and Mikey
General are his current inspirations.
Producer Phillip 'Fatis' Burrell, owner of X-Terminator,
who is also responsible for working with inspirational
artistes, such as Sizzla Kalonji, Sly and Robbie,
Luciano, Prince Malachi, and LMS, first discovered
An elderly Rastafarian, who saw him performing at
a stage show under the name 'Double Trouble', gave
him the name, 'Turbulence'. He dubbed him that name,
because of the way in which Turbulence's performance
impacted the patrons. The singer's strength lies in
his powerful vocals, similar to that of Sizzla Kalonji's
Turbulence moved from beneath the wings of his mentor,
Sizzla Kalonji, who was responsible for exposing him
on his Real Thing tour, and appeared as an opening
act on the tour. From the tour, he gained a great
deal of interest and built a reputation for himself.
He eventually found his way and succeeded in honing
his voice. His unique musical style encompasses dancehall
He has released 13 albums: The Truth, Hail to the
King, The Future, Different Thing, After All, Rising,
Join Us, Love Selassie1, Once Upon a Time - Selassie
is My Guide, Teachers, Turbulence, Triumphantly, and
Turbulence - Songs of Solomon.
Despite being a member of X-Terminator, he has worked
with various record labels both locally and internationally,
some of which are Kings of Kings, One Love, Tuff Gong,
Cilcha Lee, Ming 7, Fiat 5, Kariang, Cell Block, Scorpio,
and Mixing Lab.
For the future, Turbulence will focus more on singing
, and less on deejaying, with the intention of bringing
his listeners songs of love , truth. and positiveness.