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VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:40:52 PM »
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VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
The Jamaican producer was shot and killed last night
Written by Davina Hamilton
17/08/2011 05:51 PM

REGGAE label VP Records is in mourning, following the murder of Joel Chin, grandson of the company’s founders Pat and Vincent Chin.

The 35-year-old producer, who also headed up VP’s A&R department, was reportedly shot and killed as he drove up into his apartment in Stony Hill, St Andrew, Jamaica last night (August 16). According to reports, Chin died instantly in his driveway.

VP Records, whose roster boasts artists including Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley and Etana, released a statement, saying:

“It is with great sadness that VP Records must announce the passing of Joel Chin at the age of 35. Joel was shot last night (Tuesday, August 16) outside his home in Stony Hill, St. Andrew in Jamaica. The cause was not immediately known.

“The grandson of VP Records founder Vincent Chin, son of famed Reggae producer Clive Chin and nephew of the owners of VP Records, Chris and Randy Chin, Joel literally grew up in the Reggae business and put his vast knowledge and connections at the service of the music he loved passionately.

The statement continued: “An accomplished producer, Joel had moved from New York to Jamaica two years ago to spend more time on music production, songwriting and developing rising talents. Joel wrote hit songs for many artists such as Elephant Man and Etana among many others.

“Joel is survived by his mother Juliette, his father Clive, his newborn daughter, two brothers, and three sisters.”

As the news of Chin’s murder spread, a host of reggae stars and insiders took to Twitter to pay tribute to the much-loved producer, who had bases in both Jamaica and New York.

Sean Paul tweeted: “As another bright light fades, we give tnx 4 life and reminisce. R.I.P. Joel Chin.” Fellow dancehall star Shaggy simply wrote: “RIP Joel Chin.”

BBC 1Xtra’s dancehall DJ Robbo Ranx said: “Deepest condolence goes out to the family of Joel Chin of VP Records…always made me feel welcome in NY.”
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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 02:45:10 PM »
Oh...shii


Wow... really sorry to hear this.  I had my own issues with VP over the years and I know many looked at them the same way many Trinis look at Chinese Laundry... but nah, this is taking it entirely too far, if at all this is connected to his business dealings.  I'm real sorry to hear this... like them or not VP did their part to help promote Caribbean music.

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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 03:19:53 PM »
Bakes, I there with you on that. It is really sad about this incident though. Condolences to the family.

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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 10:17:23 PM »
this is messed up man.. VP being doing lot for reggae music frm long long time.. RIP Mr Chin RIP......

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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 09:57:30 AM »
I had my own issues with VP over the years and I know many looked at them the same way many Trinis look at Chinese Laundry...

Expand on this - curious. 

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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 10:39:05 AM »
I had my own issues with VP over the years and I know many looked at them the same way many Trinis look at Chinese Laundry...

Expand on this - curious. 



VP had they own soca/reggae mafia scenes going... not sure if things have changed, but is one reason why I never bought any of their "Soca Gold" compilations and why I stopped buying the "Reggae Gold" series eleven years ago.  They push their own artists... or favored ones over those who are truly deserving.  Smart business I suppose, but still leaves a nasty enough taste in my mouth that I decided to stop supporting them.  I know a lot of artist wasn't happy with that set up and I imagine some might be more aggrieved than others.

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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 01:35:02 PM »

VP had they own soca/reggae mafia scenes going... not sure if things have changed, but is one reason why I never bought any of their "Soca Gold" compilations and why I stopped buying the "Reggae Gold" series eleven years ago.  They push their own artists... or favored ones over those who are truly deserving.  Smart business I suppose, but still leaves a nasty enough taste in my mouth that I decided to stop supporting them.  I know a lot of artist wasn't happy with that set up and I imagine some might be more aggrieved than others.

Interesting...Sad to hear about Mr. Chin nevertheless. 

I wonder what the deal was- sounds like some gangsta sh*t...
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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 04:18:08 PM »
Interesting...Sad to hear about Mr. Chin nevertheless. 

I wonder what the deal was- sounds like some gangsta sh*t...

I didn't know him, but a real good friend of mine and him were like brother and sister... chatted with her on FB about it yesterday but she says that they still not sure whay the cause was.  Saddest thing to come out of all of this for me is learning that the man is leaving a newborn child a couple months old.  Really messed up situation.

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Re: VP Records' Joel Chin murdered
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 08:11:16 PM »
Is Tessane Chin part of that clan?  Sad news...
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