On the 31st of May, a very talented reggae artiste, FRASSMAN BRILLIANT, (born Nicoy Salmon in Kingston, Jamaica) entered the world. Frassman spent much of his early years in Rock Hall, St. Andrew before moving with his parents to live in Waltham Park, Kingston-13.
The lanky six footer, who is an avid footballer, played in many competitions throughout his school years. Frassman began his reggae music career in preparatory school while attending Kingston’s Calvery Prep. Frassman showcased his talent at every major event and festival for the school but was torn between being a soccer star and an entertainer.
While rising to the top of the soccer league, Fassman’s older brother Delon Reid was making his mark as one of Jamaica’s hottest producer on the dancehall scene, while working with the renowned Manatee Records.
Frassman is no newcomer to the reggae and dancehall industry, like most reggae/dancehall artist Frassman eventually got his break making Dub plates for the sound systems, which would play his specials at major events throughout the international community. Frassman’s rise in the dancehall community was further pushed by rave performances on the “Sting Reggae Festival” (2001), billed as the most premier reggae festival in the world. He was chosen as the youngest Dancehall artist on the “Sting Reggae Festival” (2002) in Miami, where he received rave reviews.
Frassman quieted a restless crowd during the “Sum Fest Reggae Concert” (2002) in Jamaica.
He later proved that he was the upcoming star everyone had expected during the “Boom Blast Concert” (2002) in Jamaica. Frassman has also performed on the “Fire-2000 Reggae Tour” featuring Sanchez, Capleton and Bounty Killa. The song “Bling Bling” came in 2000 after recording on the Virus Riddim, which featured many establish artists including Mr. Vegas and Capleton to name a few. His follow-up single “Zoom Zoom” on the G-Spot Riddim was a chart breaker in Kingston (2002).
Frassman’s reputation grew as a lyricist and animated performer over the years which eventually caught the ear of dancehall juggernauts Elephantman and Spice, who reached out for collaborations “Weed Head” and “Mamma, Pappa Love” respectively.
Frassman’s creativity not limited to dancehall music, he collaborated with the international renowned Laza Morgan to record the EDM hit “We gonna” which had great reviews across Europe. He also recorded the one drop reggae single with 2011 Global Battle Of The Bands Winner Dub-Tonic Kru entitled “Mr. Law”.
In 2013 Frassman released” Dat Nuh Hard Fi do” on the NS Music Enterprise Label, the success of this single paved the way for other artist to record on the “Dat nuh Hard Riddim” which he also Produced in collaboration with Ns Music Enterprise.
In 2016 Frassman released 2 hit singles “POP OFF” and “WORKEY WORKEY.” POP OFF” addressed the topic of fake friends with a melodic beat complimented by Frassman’s witty word play and effortless delivery, meanwhile WORKEY WORKEY was a hard hitting dancehall track designed to get the female fans dancing with energy and guile. Both these singles had major air play both locally and internationally.
In 2017 Frassman came back! This time sporting a new moniker, “FMB” or Frassman Brilliant and as expected from the prolific artist, he brought with him 2 brand new smash singles. WELCOME TO JAMAICA and TIMELINE. WELCOME TO JAMAICA has been described as “the ultimate marketing tool for the Jamaica Tourist Board” by a well known Jamaican Radio personality. As this song depicts all that is great and amazing about the island, if u haven’t been to Jamaica before, after hearing this track you will definitely visit. As for TIMELINE, the dj is up to his old tricks again, rhyming prolifically over an infectious riddim produced by NS MUSIC ENTERPRIZE.
Frassman performed at numerous shows since the turn of 2017 both locally and abroad. He performed at “MAGNUM NEW RULES” alongside 2 of Jamaica’s hottest artists, Mavado and Alkaline. There is no doubt that FMB held his own performing on the same stage as 2 of Jamaica’s juggernauts. Shortly after, he was on the highly televised 11th annual Staging of Best Of The Best in Miami Florida, followed by New Yorks BB King Shutdown-Free Party in September.
2018 has kicked off with the release of “MONEY HUNT” his debut single from the upcoming Album set to release this summer.
Frassman has performed consistently throughout 2018 in both Jamaica and United States sharing the with Sean Paul during Hot 93.7’s Reggae Explosion and with Busy Signal, Marcia Griffiths, Charly Black and Christopher Martin at Busy Signal and Friends Reggae Festival.
He also headlined Rhode Island’s Jamaican Independence Day Celebration this year.
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