Specialist born Orane Wilson to parents Michael Wilson and Merle Thyme. He grew up in the Central Village area in St Catherine with four brothers and one sister.
He attended McAuley Primary and Eltham High School where music became his main focus, and helped to keep him out of trouble.
He first entered theMagnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition in 2010 but failed to make the cut, but he never gave up and the second time,
he had an impressive run that has made him a household name. He entered again 2011 this time finishing as a runner-up to eventual winner Hurricane.
But this did not stop him as he has hit the ground running, already scoring a bonafide hit with Street Hustle which went to number four on the ER charts
in early September.He explain how the song 'Street Hustle' came about "Mi get the idea in May 2011 when I was still on the campaign to raise money for
votes in the Magnum contest. So I was in Half-Way-Tree in Kingston, Jamaica acampaign when mi look around and mi see the banana chips man, thephone card
man and the cash for gold man dem ah do dem ting, and ah just de so mi build the lyrics and now the world have it," he said.
Street Hustle is a motivational song, inspiring hard work in daunting circumstances. People on the streets who hustle in the hot sun from nine to
five sometimes feel unappreciated and unrewarded for their work. A song like this gives them strength. Right now the song is popular among the vendors,
people selling newspapers, phone cards and anyone making an honest living by selling or working in the streets.