Dane Salmon aka “Booba Starr” was born on November 6 in Kingston, Jamaica where he spent his early childhood before his parents moved to the Greater Portmore area of St. Catherine. Booba interests in music began in high school when he started writing poems and songs and began to entertained friends and family. Shortly after leaving high school, Booba Starr’s interests in music took on a more serious tone as he began to hone his skills and talent by performing on the “Hard Drive sound system; it was this experience that gave him the confidence and the awakening that he wanted to entertain people through music.
Booba Starr is musically influenced by the great reggae artists of the eighties and nineties as well as greatest group of them all, Bob Marley and the Wailers. With his immense talent and versatility, Booba covers a wide range of styles across the reggae spectrum ranging from today’s contemporary reggae to the old school classic of the eighties and nineties. Whether dancehall, Roots, or Culture, Booba Starr easily transition from one to the next without skipping a beat.
2010, Booba Starr was introduced to Trevor “TC” Clarke, producer and owner of Jafrika Records, who produced his first single “Things Change”. During that same period, Booba Starr also produced other recordings with other producers.
2011, Booba Starr invested in his own recording studio and began to record his own music; he also started, along with fellow artist “Jami Dred”, to collaborate with the Austrian Record Label “Lyrical War Records”. Booba also voiced “Roll Out” on the “Bomb Weh Riddim” which was produced by Dimmie Joe Muzik & G5 Entertainment. He has voiced several singles, “Neva Easy”, “Prison Neva mek fi Dawg” and “From Dusk Till Dawn” for Sweat Boxx Productions which were produced by Julius Mitchell.
Booba Starr latest single “Hackle Di Body” is produce by Deon Gray for the Jafrika Label.Inspired by The Most High King Selassie I and life experience, Booba Starr has matured as an individual and a musician.
Booba Starr is a tired less warrior who looks forward to a bright and promising future in the music industry as performer and producer. With his confidence, determination, hard work, and guidance from Jah, Booba Starr will definitely be a major force in Reggae music for years to come.