VP Records’ representative killed in Jamaica

Joel Chin, A&R for reggae giant VP Records, was shot dead last night outside his home in Jamaica. He was 35 years old and the cause behind his killing is unknown.

Joel Chin literally grew up in the reggae business, since he was the grandson of the label’s founder Vincent Chin, son of famed reggae producer Clive Chin and nephew of VP Records’ owners Chris and Randy Chin.

He joined VP in the 90’s and was instrumental in launching and fostering the careers of international reggae stars such as Sean Paul, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Sizzla and Tarrus Riley.

Two years ago he relocated from New York to Jamaica 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.

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