About The Artist
An MC and selector who injected extra authenticity into Diplo's dancehall project Major Lazer, Walshy Fire was born Leighton Paul Walsh, and is the younger brother of Jamaican Cricket legend Courtney Walsh. Born in Miami but raised in Jamaica, he first ran a sound system in Atlanta. Then joined the world famous Black Chiney Sound System as a DJ and MC in 2003. In 2011 he joined Diplo's Major Lazer project and appeared on the group's albums "Free the Universe", "Peace is the Mission", and "Music is the Weapon. Over the years he produced classic songs as a solo artist, and is credited as one of the people who launch sounds like Afro Soul and Future Dancehall to the world. In 2019 he dropped his first solo album "ABENG" and is anticipating his second album to drop this year.