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Masterone Recording Artiste Denno has released a tribute single, Gone Too Soon, for VP Record's Joel Chin who was shot and killed at his house in Stony Hill St. Andrew two days ago. The whole Masterone Team and the Stampede's Streets Charts Family sends their condolences to all family, friends and loved ones of the late Joel Chin,may god go with you all. One876entertainment family also sends condolences to the slain director of A & R at VP Records.


Joel was the grandson of VP Records founder Vincent Chin, son of famed reggae producer Clive Chin and nephew of the owners of VP Records, Chris and Randy Chin.

Joining the company in the 90s, Joel was instrumental in launching and fostering the careers of international reggae stars such as Sean Paul, TOK, Beres Hammond, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and Etana while creating the top reggae compilations in the world: Reggae Gold and Strictly The Best. Joel was loved by the creative community in Jamaica and around the world

He had a long-standing relationship with some of the top producers in the island such as Dean Fraser and Steven "Lenky" Marsden. Joel's signings helped VP Records become the largest reggae label in the world and brought reggae into the mainstream music market culminating with Sean Paul's Dutty Rock album which sold over seven million units worldwide.

An accomplished producer, Joel had moved from New York to Jamaica two years ago to spend more time on music production, songwriting and developing rising talents. Joel wrote hit songs for many artistes such as Elephant Man and Etana among many others.

Joel is survived by his mother Juliette, his father Clive, his newborn daughter, two brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral service and arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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