NEW YORK (www.centronsound.net) - Borned Orville Morgan, in the ghetto's of Kingston 13, Jamaica, West Indies.
Johnny P. first came to prominence as the number one DJ with Winston Riley's Techniques sound system Clevie. Through his sound Riley introduced Johnny P. to the dancehall.
One of Johnny P.'s early releases, "She Young And She Green", was recorded with Riley alongside Thriller U, who with King Jammy later recorded the duo performing, "Stick By Me".
In 1987, Johnny P. was the first DJ to record with Steely And as producers in their own right.
The release of the cautionary "No Free Ride" is widely recognised as the tune that made Johnny P. a star. By 1988 the popularity of uniting singers with DJs continued unabated and Johnny P. at the time held the distinction for appearing on almost half of them.
Arguably, his principal hit from this period was in combination with Cocoa Tea ("Come Love Me"). Although regarded a "combination DJ" Johnny P. had a series of solo hits that included "Bike Back", Tight Cloths", "Mind You Get A Lick", "Yu Breath A Badda Me", "Every Posse Follow Me", "Expensive And Dear", "Wet Liner", "I Love The Father", "Face Out, Dollars Out", "Man Idiot", "One Ton Of Fluff" and "Natty Dread Checking".
Notable combinations included, with Scotty ("Old Fire Stick" and "Send Me The Pillow"), with Michael Palmer ("Everyone Makes Love") and with Gregory Isaacs ("Wey You Get Inna'). Having flooded the Jamaican local market, by the early 90s Johnny P."s prolific run came to an end in that market.
Johnny P. re-surfaced in 1992 with the ragga-hip hop classic, "Look Good" Remix released on the Centron sound label, who the driving force behind Johnny P rapid rise from Jamaican dancehall fame to top the U.S. Rap and reggae charts in 1993 with single "Look Good: remixed by K.O. Productionz's Brian O. and Khalid K.; released on Centron Sound Co. label, which attracted the attention of Relativity Records/Sony Music who signed Centron to a production deal for Johnny P recordings.
Buoyed by the success of the single, which reach the top 5 on Billboard's Club Play Chart, Relativity cut a Johnny P album with "Look Good" as the title track.
The album is licensed on the ZYX label in the European community and released on Sony International in countries throughout the world.
Centron also obtained licenses for the single "For Real" released on Out-on Vinyl Records in the UK, and also for the singles "Ghetto Youth" coupled with "Every Woman" released in Japan on Sony Music label. The single "Look Good" was also released on award winning compilation album of 1993 "Leathal Riddims" Relativity Records
His recording output became sporadic in 1995, due to touring, Johnny P. embarked on sessions with Junior Reid who produced "Babylon's Burning". Other 90s hits included the favoured "Trust In God", the multi-combination hit "Matey Anthem", the anti gun song "Almshouse", and the dancehall hit "Wave Your Rag".
Johnny P is back on the major music scene and ready to hit Hit the road again! Teamed up with Centron Music again, for one more ride in 2004 stay tune for the music and tour info, coming your way soon! Johnny P. 1993 album "Look Good" is onsale @ Apple's I-Tunes Music Store, MusicNet, Musicmatch®, Liquid Digital Media, RHAPSODY,Napster Premium, MUSIC NOW, Audio Lunch-Box.
Centron Sound Records, Johnny P's label, recently released a 10 track compilation titled "It's All About The Music" featuring 2 tracks each from Johnny P and Spragga Benz,and more.
Johnny P. track "Money & No Love" was recently (ADD)added to Washington D.C. Clear Channel Radio New No 1 Mix Station 99.5FM's Hot Boys Mix Show, Hopefully Johnny P. get an official ADD out of this blessing.
A verse from one of the reggae artist Sizzla "Can't Keep A Good Man Down"
Look out for Johnny P 2004-2005 Big!