Jamaica | Mar 2, 2023

Happy birthday, KipRich!

Mikala Johnson

Mikala Johnson / Our Today

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Recording artiste Kiprich. (Photo: Instagram @direalkiprich)

Reggae and dancehall artiste Kiprich is a happy man today as he celebrates another year of life.

Born Marlon Jaro Plunkett on March 2, 1979, in Linstead, St Catherine, Kiprich or Kippo as he is affectionately called, is known for using music as a medium to display his comedic storytelling skills.

The artiste formerly known as Crazy Kid has had a succession of number-one dancehall hits throughout his career.

Reggae and dancehall artiste Kiprich during one of his many performances. (Photo: Instagram @direalkiprich)

His first hit was Leggo Di Bwoi which was released while the upcoming artiste was still a student in high school.

His debut track was followed by Mad Sick Head No Good which is a collaboration with fellow dancehall artiste Predator.

Kiprich is also a versatile lyricist. As a writer, he created chart-topping singles for a steady onslaught of producers and artistes and soon became highly sought after by his musical peers.

Kiprich strikes a pose for the camera. (Photo: Instagram @direalkiprich)

He was the wordsmith behind Elephant Man’s Jook Gal, whose remix with Kiprich himself, Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz entered the charts in 2003.

It was this collaboration that provided Kiprich with the mainstream, crossover recognition that he deserved with MTV and BET among the broadcast outlets that streamed the mega-hit record.

Jamaican entertainer Kiprich. (Photo: Instagram @direalkiprich)

Known as the man with the relationship problems, Telephone Ting and The Letter are considered two of the entertainer’s greatest hits.

The artiste has been and continues to drop relatable hits. Let’s take a look at five of the entertainer’s most recent tracks.

(WARNING: Some videos contain explicit lyrics)

Call Me

Release date: 2018

Synopsis: In this track, the artiste tells the story of a woman who is in a relationship with a man who is unfaithful. Kiprich who plays a plumber reassures her that she can always call on him whenever she’s feeling lonely.

Release date: 2019

Synopsis: This hit song is one that encourages individuals to live life to the fullest and not try to please those around them. Individuals are urged to be aware of their associates especially close friends and family.

Doh Size Up

Release date: 2020

Synopsis: Kiprich sings about his fashion sense in this single. The artiste lists several popular clothing brands that he’s accustomed to wearing unlike those who want to ‘size up’.

Stay Far

Release date: 2021

Synopsis: This track is one that uplifts listeners. Kiprich sings of what it means to be strong and not let your oppressors get the best of you.


Release date: 2023

Synopsis: The artiste’s newest single is a hit! In this song Kiprich sings of his love interest’s beauty, telling her that she doesn’t need any form of assurance.


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