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'Hol a fresh' singer Red Dragon dies

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Veteran Jamaican deejay Red Dragon has died.

The deejay, known for the hit single, Hol A Fresh, died in hospital after being ill for sometime.

Red Dragon, whose real name is, Leroy May, was most popular in the 1980s.

He deejayed with several sound systems in the early 1980s, including Barrington Hi Fi, Stone Love, People's Choice, and his own Rambo Mango, initially working under the name Redman.

His early recordings included 'Computer' for producer Charlie Chaplin and 'Nah Get Nutten' for Harry J.

His first big hit  was 'Hol a Fresh' for Winston Riley.

He went on to record for King Tubby and King Jammy, and in 1989 his debut album was released, a split LP with his brother, the deejay Flourgon.

May also started his own Dragon label, and was the owner of a night club on the popular Port Henderson strip in Portmore, St Catherine.