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Denno releases tribute to Joel Chin

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Joel Chin

Rising reggae artiste, Denno, was hard hit by the news that his mentor, Joel Chin, artistes and repertoire head for VP Records, was killed recently. Chin's death has resulted in a new release from the artiste.

In a release to the media, Denno explained his reasons for recording the piercing and heartfelt song Gone too Soon.

"Joel was a big part of the music industry, and even though I met him twice, we kept in touch by telephone. He gave me a lot of encouragement as a young artiste in the business, and he was always positive and jovial," said Denno.

The song, Gone too Soon, was produced by Master One Productions. Early response to the song has been quite positive. After being uploaded to YouTube on August 18, the song generated 2,000 views in just two days.

"The tragic circumstances in which Joel died have hit the industry like a ton of bricks and it has affected a lot of people. He contributed a lot to the reggae music industry, and his track record cannot be ignored," Denno explained.