Suga Roy


DJ Suga Roy born Leroy Moore on October 17, hails from Racecourse, Clarendon. A product of Racecourse Primary and Kemps Hill Secondary, Suga started deejaying while at secondary school, performing at school concerts, fetes and around the turntables of Black Lion Sound System.

After leaving school in 1990, Suga and longtime friend, Jahmali, moved to the music capital of Kingston hoping to get a break in the music business. It was rough going, but Suga persevered, and in 1993 he recorded his first single for Xterminator’s Fun Time label titled ‘Woman Mi Proud A Yuh’. His first big hit came in 1996 on the True Friends label titled ‘Postman’, for producer Kenroy Fisher. That single earned him a stint on the Sting stage that same year.

He then moved to Bobby Digital studio and he and Jahmali recorded ‘Yuh Can’t Fool Jah’. On the Bobby Digital label he also did ‘Love How Mi Flex’ and a combination with Lukie D titled ‘Rope Dem Een’.

Suga went on his own in 2001 and set up his own Fire Ball Records label. His very own production, ‘Dancehall Nice Again’ on the Wanga Gut rhythm, came that same year.

The success of ‘Dancehall Nice Again’ earned him another Sting performance in 2001, followed by the release of his debut album of the same name for the Miami based Brickwall Records.

13Loving the production business so much, he began producing other artistes, putting his DJ career on hold. He released some successful recordings on his own label, among them Anthony B’s ‘Good Cop’ and Capleton’s ‘Can’t Tan Yah’, also on the Wanga Gut rhythm.

Suga had a natural love for old rhythms and did a lot of remakes of some reggae and dancehall classics. For a number of years he was caught up in the studio producing and recording other artistes, but in 2004 he decided to fully revamp his DJ career.