News: Bounty Killer Accused Of Obstructing Traffic, Trial Set For Spring
Friday, Feb 6, 2009 2:00PM
Dancehall artist Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price appeared in court this week to answer for driving through several stop lights.
Killer has also been hit with additional charges.
Traffic court spokeswoman Alicia Dennis says he is accused of running through seven red lights. Police have charged him with refusing a breathalyzer test, obstructing traffic and disobeying a red light. He appeared in court on Monday and will stand trial May 12. His attorney refused to comment. (Associated Press)
The reggae artist's last run-in with police was last summer.
Bounty Killer already had been charged with using profanity while performing at the island's Reggae Sumfest in July. It was his second arrest at the annual festival. He was detained in 2001 after an altercation with another performer. (Express Night Out)
His distinct music style has uplifted the current state of reggae.
While updating the sound of the reggae riddim, for example, using electric guitars and no piano riff, has expressed disdain for popular rap, which he called "embarrassing to reggae," even while collaborating with Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and others he considers hardcore. (Carribean World News)
Killer's music has also garnered him a past Grammy nomination.
2002's Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Later in 2002, Bounty Killer guested on hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz' solo debut, G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, specifically on the single "Guilty." (All Music)