The Dancehall Hitmaker Was Shot To Death Last Night In Kingston

This morning brings the sad news that Patrick Samuels, better known in dancehall circles as “Roach,” was shot and killed in Kingston this morning. According to published reports, the shooting occurred at 4:12 am, when three shots were fired into his Chevrolet Avalanche at the Texaco Gas Station at Mary Brown’s corner. As Roach tried to drive away, three more shots were fired, and his vehicle crashed on Mannings Hill Road. Samuels was formerly Vybz Kartel’s road manager and produced the popular “Siren” riddim containing hits like Kartel’s “Emergency” and Sean Paul’s “Breakout” off SP’s hit album, The Trinity. Roach later linked up with Justus Arison to create the massive “Overproof” riddim, which spawned hits like Mavado’s “Settle Down.” On Justus Twitter feed, he poured out his feelings about his production partner and the terrible loss to the music industry. “Rain of tears fall from heaven,” Justus wrote. “Deeply an sadly gonna miss roach dawg, real ute.” He also added “Roach nuh do nobody nothing more than talk the truth without apology.” Never one to bite his tongue, Roach publicly aired his conflicts with other producers and artists in the business. No suspects have been named in the shooting. Condolences go out to Roach’s friends and family.  Video After The Jump…Vybz Kartel “Emergency” produced by Roach

Tributes Pour In For The Fallen Producer…

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NotNice Records
Jahknow all now mi cyah believe. R.I.P Roach

justusja
Rest in peace Patrick Roach Samuels. My brother and partner inna music. Legendary producer and songwriter. Not to mention comedian. Roller. Father. Survivor. One of the realest people me ever know in life. Gone too soon. Live on forever thru your many youths and music. God bless spirit lives on

JWonder21st
R.I.P my friend Patrick “Roach” Samuels.

jazzwad
R.I.P Roach ( Patrick Samuels ) Condolences To His Family And Friends…