Biography

SUGA ROY & FIREBALL CREW

an energetic force impacting the world

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal started out as a duo and has been working together for many years and now the duo has been change from a duo to a group with the new member Zareb Conrad Crystal is still a part of the group SUGA ROY AND THE FIREBALL CREW.

The energetic force of Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal has been powerfully impacting the international reggae scene ever since they joined forces some seven years ago.

Remaining consistent hitmakers, the duo has left an indelible mark and are indeed two exceptional artistes who have decided to unify their voices in their message-filled songs geared towards past, present and future generations…and they have been able to successfully bridge the generation gap, as they embark on their mission to spread reggae’s powerful message.

But how did fate bring the DJ and singer together? Simple. A love for each other’s masterful work.

In 2002, Suga Roy, then a talented DJ and producer, was so impressed with Conrad Crystal’s 1986 release, ‘True Love’, that he sought out the singer and requested that both of them record a remake of the hit single. The remake was a success and both found that they had a natural chemistry. More combinations followed: a cover of the Pat Kelly original ‘Talk About Love’, followed by a cover of Gregory Isaacs’ ‘Love Overdue’.

Their successful recordings continued, yielding the originals ‘Man Can’t Walk In Peace’ on the Yellow Moon label, ‘Mek Dem A Gwaan Suh’ on Stone Love’s Real Rock rhythm, ‘Tired A It’ and ‘Education Wise’.

All powerful, thought-provoking tracks that enjoyed success on the local and international charts, as well as getting heavy rotation in the dancehalls and on the airwaves.

‘Education Wise’, an anthem in schools, held the number one spot on the Mega Jamz chart for three weeks, ‘Love Overdue’ peaked at number four on the RJR chart and both tunes rode Richie B’s Hot Mix chart.

A double music video featuring ‘Man Can’t Walk In Peace’ and ‘Tired A It’ followed, along with the ‘Education Wise’ video that was a massive success.

Other singles from the duo were just as potent, including ‘Johnny Too Bad’, ‘Piece Of The Action’, ‘Trace’, ‘Don’t Stop The Music’, ‘Righteous Train’, ‘Down In Jamaica’ and ‘So Many Persons’.

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal are also Grammy nominated artist on Sly & Robbie Grammy nominated Album The Riddim Doubles with the song Party Hot featuring Yellow Man in 2007

In 2008 Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal teamed up with singer Gyptian and dropped the Culture classic ‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’. The single was an instant success, getting heavy airplay and chart action across the globe. ‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’ hit the number one slot on the Jamaica Music Countdown chart and the New Style Radio chart in Birmingham, England. The single climbed the TPN Radio chart in Italy, Caribbean Vibes Radio chart in the USA and the Stampede Street Vibes in Jamaica.

In additional, the captivating music video for the single was in massive rotation across all the music video channels, hitting the pinnacle of the RE TV chart.

‘Jah Jah See Dem A Come’ (I ‘n’ I a conquerer), originally done by the iconic group Culture in 1976 and remains one of their best songs to date, is the lead off single for one of the greatest projects to hit the music industry in years. A project that will revolutionize the reggae scene in 2009. ‘Suga Roy Conrad Crystal & The Great Reggae Icons’ – one of the greatest albums of all time paying tribute to some of reggae’s legends. Hitting the streets in mid 2009, this 17-track project will be released on Suga Roy’s label.

On June 28, 2011 Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal released there third album which is another great album paying tribute to Gregory Isaacs one of the greatest reggae legend, titled ‘Suga Roy Conrad Crystal Universal Tribute To Gregory Isaacs’ featuring Fantan Mojah and Luciano on separate tracks. The album has 18 tracks from Gregory’s catalog such as Night Nurse, All I Have Is Love, Universal, Border, Number One Mr. Brown and 12 more classic tracks. This album was Produced by Leroy ‘ Suga Roy’ Moore for Fire Ball Records and is available on Itunes in stores world wide, Distributed by Ernie B’s Distribution USA, irie Ites Distribution France, Dub Vendor UK, Stingray Records UK, Fire Ball Records Jamaica and USA and House Of Riddim Austria.

On May 30, 2014 Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal release there forth album The Kings Book in the reggae industry still keeping it strong with positive vibes, this album is a reggae roots album 13 tracks featuring Alborosie, Cocoa T, Gappy Ranks, Natural Black produced by Fire Ball Records Jamaica and Oneness Records Germany.

SUGA ROY & THE FIREBALL CREW

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal start out as a duo and put in a lot of work together but now the name have change with an additional member to group (Zareb) the new name now is Suga Roy & The Fireball Crew with the Band

On November 4, 2016 Suga Roy & The Fireball Crew Conrad & Zareb release there 5th album entitled Suga Roy &The Fireball Crew Conrad Crystal & Zareb Honoring The Kings Of Reggae and of the five albums 2 were done by Suga & The Fireball Crew. 2013 has seen the first album Mediation under the name Suga Roy & The Fireball Crew and the second album Suga Roy & The Fireball Crew Conrad Crystal & Zareb “Honoring The Kings Of Reggae” this highly anticipated 19 tracks reggae album that the reggae fans were waiting for is a definite work of excellence. It is evident that a vast amount of time and effort was spent on production quality while recreating and putting the right suited elements to deliver this Foundation Roots Reggae album, this is a body of work that inspires deep and pure meditation which signals to have an infinite life span.

It features great reggae artiste like Busy Signal, Sizzla Kalonji, Gyptian, Jah Mali, Burro Banton, Terry Linen along with The Fireball Crew members Conrad Crystal, Zareb, new artist Krymist also get a feature on this magnificent album.

This album is a remake of 19 classic reggae songs from 19 different foundation reggae artist such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Toots Hibbert, Jimmy Cliff, Israel Vibration, Desmond Dekker and many more. Presently creating a massive buzz is the track from this album entitled “Trouble” by Suga Roy, Jah Mali, Sizzla Kolonji and The Fireball Crew.

In addition to constant studio work producing reggae classics, Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal spent the better part of their career on tour, especially the European circuit, giving sold-out performances in countries like France, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Spain, at places like Le Mans, Angers, Alencon, Annecy, Bienne, La Clusaz, Rome, Bologna, Strasbourg, Passy, Mulhouse and Girona, to mention a few.

Before fate brought them together, however, each artiste was already heading for stardom.

Read more about Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal in their dedicated pages:

Suga Roy biography

Conrad Crystal biography

Zareb biography