Turbulence (musician)

Turbulence (born Sheldon Campbell on 11 January 1980) is a Jamaican reggae artist.[1] He is a self-proclaimed member of the Rastafari movement. He was discovered in 1999 by Philip "Fatis" Burrell.[2] He has released a number of albums including I Believe, United, Notorious - The Album, Songs of Solomon, Triumphantly, Join Us and Hail The King and was featured in an episode of the BBC documentary series Storyville. He is also known for his song "Blood dem out" which was featured on a highly profiled freestyle ski movie called "Show and Prove".[3]

Turbulence, Zappa Antwerp, October 19, 2019, Belgium.
Turbulence, Zappa Antwerp, October 19, 2019, Belgium.
Background information
Also known asSheldon Campbell
Born (1980-01-11) 11 January 1980 (age 43)
Years active1999–present

Rise Up documentaryEdit

Turbulence was featured as one of three main acts in the 2007 documentary film Rise Up, which explores the world of underground music in Jamaica.[4] The film documents Turbulence's rise to prominence as an internationally recognized and nationally celebrated reggae artist, and highlights the political and socially active nature of his music.[4]

Rise Up has screened at numerous film festivals including IDFA and Hot Docs, and the film won the Best Music Documentary category at the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival.[4] The film also aired on the BBC and enjoyed a well received theatrical debut in Jamaica, where it was reviewed by the Jamaican Observer as the "Rise of a new Classic".[5] Throughout the film, Turbulence voices the problems of post-colonial corruption, poverty, and violence in Jamaica.[4]

The breakout single, "Notorious", brought Turbulence international acclaim. First released in 2004 on the Scallawah riddim, "Notorious" rose to Number 1 on local and international Reggae/Dancehall charts in Jamaica, New York City, London, Toronto and Japan in 2005, bolstered by the supporting music video by Rise Up director and cinematographer Luciano Blotta. The track was re-released as the feature track of the Notorious album in 2006.[4] Turbulence went to another number one song with a collaboration featuring Reggae's new voice and Rastafarian ambassador Khalilah Rose.The song Unite and Be Strong charted on Argentina's urban mixx for ten weeks.



Studio Albums
Title Release date Label Format
Rising 2001 VP Records CD (album)
Different Thing 2003 Minor 7 Flat 5 CD (album)
The Truth 2003 RAS Records CD (album)
The Future 2003 Charm CD (album)
Join Us 2003 Bogalusa CD (album)
Hail to the King 2003 VP Records CD (album)
Triumphantly 2005 Kingston Records CD (album)
Songs of Solomon 2005 VP Records CD (album)
I Believe 2005 M Records CD (album)
Born for This 2006 Charm CD (album)
Notorious 2006 VP Records CD (album)
The Perfect Balance 2006 Redd Army CD (album)
X-Girlfriend 2006 Tad's Record CD (album)
Do Good,Ninja Tune 2007 Minor 7 Flat 5 CD (album)
United 2007 Kingston Records CD (album)
Stronger Than Before 2007 Cousins CD (album)
Do Good 2007 Minor 7 Flat 5 CD (album)
Love Me For Me 2007 Love Injection Production CD (album)
Celebration Of Life 2012 Tad's Record CD (album)
Real Life Stories 2014 Love Injection Production, VPAL Music CD (album)
The Remedy[6] 2021 Never Stop Productions CD (album)


  1. ^ Turbulence United
  2. ^ Turbulence
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Show & Prove. YouTube.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Entertainment - Jamaican music on show in award-winning RiseUp". Jamaican Observer. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  5. ^ "The Rise of a new Classic". Jamaican Observer. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  6. ^ Cesvette, Colin (13 February 2021). "Turbulence Gets Ready To Release 53rd Album - Reggae Revellers". Retrieved 12 June 2021.

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