The famed Rap and Ragga artist from King Posse, Jamecy “Black Alex” Pierre, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 39. The Rap and Ragga artist whose real name is Jamecy Alex Pierre had long been fighting illness according to his family members. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.
He was admitted to the community hospital Haitian and Friends on Route Fieres in Port-au-Prince two weeks ago and died Friday morning November 13, 2015.
My personal favorite from King Posse “Lokal” but the song is best known for Black Alex’s line “Baz Nòmal” and their first Kanaval hit in 1996 ” Cool Non” which was the anthem of the nation. Haiti and more precisely Port-au-Prince was hot musically due to the new phenomenon called King Posse.
Black will be most remembered as a member of King Posse, a group said to be the Greatest of All Time across Carnival, Rap and Ragga.
The group produced several hit albums including Pa Bat Kow and I Like It. It created classic carnival records such as Sa’w We, Retounen, Kool Nan, Bot La, the list goes on.
Death had not been a stranger to Black Alex. Jamecy Alex Pierre was gunned down in Pétion-Ville in 2006 by unknown individuals. They had shot him four times, stole valuables and left him for dead.
He was rumored to be dead in late December 2014 when photos of the artist drained of strength went public. February 2015 he appeared on the televised Shalom Glory Tabernacle church and gave himself to Jesus Christ.
Another well beloved member of King Posse, Don Chov, died in 2002 to illness.
We must however support Haitian Artists much more when they’re alive. Let’s each other by supporting Haitian Businesses, Haitian Musicians and let’s support our own people.
Source: Haiti Suntinel
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