The untimely death of a rising dancehall artist
The most difficult news to grasp is the untimely death of a young, ambitious, big thinker. These are words friends of Jordan Phillips aka J Capri use to describe her. She reminded most of a young Patra, she definitely had “crossover potential”. Her musical sound was a fusion of dancehall and rhythm and blues. It looked like the stars were aligned for this fairly new artist. Her music ignited on the dancehall scene with collaborations with Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Charly Black and other international artists. In these collaborations and her solo songs, J Capri held her own and captivated audiences with sultry vocals and vivacious live performances.
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Unfortunately, on November 23, J Capri was involved in a motor vehicle accident and in a little over a week, the 23 year old succumbed to her injuries. Recognizing the potential, thinking of all the possibilities, we take this time to reflect on J Capri and her music, with the dancehall community.
My Favorite J Capri Song, “Lyrics to the Song” (Her love interest in the video was the artist, Popcaan)- “Love me like the lyrics of the song bwoy ah!”
“R.I.P Jordan Phillips aka J Capri….sad loss of a young, talented artist” –Robbo Ranx
” Cut way too short but God know everything. RIP. Condolences to the family and friends. Saw what you did, what you were doing and what you were about to do. I hope Jamaica, dancehall and music lovers worldwide understand who and what we just lost”- Konshens
“Rest in peace my dear, J. Capri. I really loved her music, she was so talented. She knew how to make hit songs. She came on the scene and went straight to the top. I can only imagine how far she would have gone if she had her life. Another reason why I choose to live in the present, tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.” – Dominique Grant, CEO, The Wickedest Time
” I don’t have much to say right now, about my friend Jordan. I’m just in a shock and confused mood right now. I need some time to process what happened. ” –Charly Black
” Jah know star! Such a talented individual and genuine person. Rest in heaven J Capri. My deepest condolences.” – Sean Paul