Dancehall Star J Capri Dies at 23
The dancehall community is currently in mourning over the lost of a rising superstar. J Capri died at a hospital in Jamaica on Friday (Dec. 4) after succumbing to her injuries sustained in a car accident last month. She was 23.
According to the Jamaican Observer, J Capri, whose real name is Jordan Phillips, had been hospitalized in critical condition after she reportedly lost control of her Mercedes and crashed into a wall on Nov. 23. She was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies and underwent surgery after suffering a fractured skull and damage to her brain. Afterward, Capri was placed in a medically-induced coma but she never awoke.
The Head Concussion artist was a rising dancehall sensation whose vocal style of toasting and singing helped propel her songs like “Boom and Bend Over,” “Pull Up to Mi Bumper” and Reverse It” into full-fledged Jamaican dance anthems.
Artists from the dancehall world went on Twitter today (Dec. 4) to express their sorrow over the lost of J Capri. Producer Tarik "Rvssian" Johnston, who is the founder of the Head Concussion label, wrote a touching eulogy to Capri on his Instagram page. It reads:
"Jordan, Jah know star we made history together. Watch you grow from nothing to something iconic. Hurts my heart to know you are gone...You will never be forgotten. You were apart of the HCR Fam .. My condolences to everyone in her life."
We want to send our heartfelt condolences to J Capri's family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Read the rest of the artists' reactions below: