Once again CBD Da General has proven his versatility. After the recent release of the Caribbean/Hip-Hop blend track, “Leh We Go”, CBD & BosBec Entertainment, based in the USA, teamed up with Burchmore Simon of Kross Kolor Records, based in Guyana. Their first collaboration resulted in a great Caribbean single, “Beautiful Girls”. This proves to the world that Guyanese Artists and Composers can hold their own with their competitors around the world.
This single cover features Guyanese beauties (right to left) Charisse Licorish, Guyanese/American and reigning Miss Metro USA, and beautiful sisters Maria and Waveney Wharton.
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"The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world" (Leonard Bernstein). Such can be said about the Guyanese native artist, CBD.
The Atlanta based performer's music contains a distinctive Caribbean
appeal that instantly reveals his roots and potent lyrical power. With
deep roots in a Caribbean nation, the Caribbean/hip-hop artist known as
CBD has successfully infused his reggae appeal and energy into hip-hop
music without smothering his powerful lyrics. On the released singles from his upcoming album, "Outside Da Box", one can hear the emotional intensity of each note as CBD tackles the timeless and universal themes of love, friendship, strife, loss and determination.
Adopting the name, "CBD Da General" (Cool But Deadly), Alister Beckles has emerged as a formidable opponent to any established emcee. CBD used his energy and brash analytical lyrics to enhance and spice up projects such as "Where The Tye", by Boxxsir, released in 1995, "Neighborhood Clic," self titled, released in 1996 and "Gold Fe Sho" with his group O.H.C, released in 1997 on the California label Big House Records and "Secrete Indictment" by Boxxsir, released on Atlanta based label Strong Arm Entertainment. After getting his feet wet by collaborating with other artists CBD decided to step out on his own.
In 2009 CBD co-founded BosBec Entertainment LLC, an entertainment company which has released four of his singles and a soon to be released album. He's also performed for college and online-based radio stations, Georgia's first annual Kite Festival in 2010 (sponsored by V-103 radio station) and the annual Guyana Association of Georgia Family Fun Day, (Peach Carnival, AKA, Atlanta Caribbean Carnival)in 2010 & 2011, which attracts over 5,000 Caribbean nationals from all across the world.
Through heartfelt, intensely personal music and a steady stream of
performances throughout Atlanta, GA with sights set on touring the world, CBD has found his audience. An audience bored by the typical elementary flow, looking for music distinctly accented by superior lyrical skill.
CBD's next tours are scheduled to be in Europe and the Caribbean in 2012. In the mean time you can find CBD's music on YouTube, iTunes and BosBec Entertainment.
He grew up in, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown Guyana as one of seven children who did regular boys stuff and eventually attended Central High when it was on Durban Street but his calling is for music which saw him singing in the South Nazarene church.
At age 12 he and two siblings (Al and Keir) and his parents (Gaston and Regina) migrated to the USA where he completed his high school diploma at Victor Valley high before moving to Atlanta in 2000. All along music was his main focus and now 12 years later he’s running a company with his brother Sean Beckles and business partner Raul Boston. “Our aim is to create a fusion sound of Caribbean / Hip-Hop with intentions to take it to the international level” he told this publication. The married father of seven aged 36 has returned to home soil after 23-year and has brought with four tracks and a new video titled ‘Leh we go’. The tracks are: Pray for me, Valentine’s Day, body Fit. The video was launched on First Look, Caribbean Music Box and also did interviews on NCN and has also hooked up with Kross Kolor Records. From the little feedback he’s got regarding the video he says “I feel encouraged that Guyanese are embracing their own… my people are enjoying the flavor”. Ultimately his team is aiming to bring Guyanese music to the international mainstream and as such he’s taking the lead through the launch of the four tracks via distribution to all local radio Deejays and television shows.
Persons desirous of viewing his music and soaking up the vibes can log on to www.bosbecent.com or email us at info@BosBecEnt.com