Daddy 1 ready to prove lyrical potency
by Stephanie Lyew – STAR Writer
June 20, 2019
Another name coming from the famed dancehall alliance known as the 6ix is Salt Spring native Daddy 1.
Armed with a story and catchy chorus lines, Daddy 1 says he is ready to prove himself lyrically loyal to the 6ix and worthy to dancehall fans worldwide.
Daddy 1, given name Adrian Bailey, is the youngest member of the alliance, next to Bobby6ix, brother of frontman Squash.
“We grew up together in Salt Spring and ever since then Squash has been like a brother to me, and in 2016 him give me a chance to start do music,” Daddy 1 shared.
The 20-year-old says he received the name from his mother.
“From them hear the name, them say it different and all that was left to do was show that I am different; I always knew I would get a buss because my style is different and because of the love and determination I have for music,” he told THE STAR.
The newcomer has already released more than five tracks in 2019, some of which he said, “Like Next Level, Custom, Out Here and Anthem are attracting dubplate business from selectors and sound systems as far as Japan; although new to this, money can be made.”
He said that people have become more curious about him since hearing that the 6ix will be on Reggae Sumfest.
“Dem want to know what this young deejay bringing to the stage but it’s a great feeling to even know we going be at this event, and me want the people know me have it under control,” he said.
With a personal style Daddy 1 describes as ‘cool and deadly’ in the way he dresses and how his lyrics are constructed, he believes there is potential for a Grammy as a trap-dancehall artiste.
His most recent release, Women’s Empowerment, is a female anthem and possibly one that will have females, new and old, in the music industry going wild.
Daddy 1 gives respect to his own mother Shelly, while in the same breath ‘bigs up’ artistes and disc jockeys like Shenseea, DJ Sunshine, Koffee, and Jada Kingdom, for being independent.
“Ah just two girl me hear ah talk weh never even know me a Daddy 1, and me squat ah listen and one a dem say she don’t want no man unless them say 6ix and me go write the song Anthem – is just music,” he explained, “and the females deserve it once them a put in the work.”