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Name: Delyno Brown
Earthday: August 5, 1981

Pressure is a native of St. Thomas and an original member of the Star Lion Family. With a foundation strongly rooted in the livity of Rastafari, Pressure comes forward with the full spectrum of vocals - poignant conscious lyrics that touch the soul and some wicked chants.  This artist has recently emerged from the Star Lion Family to demonstrate to the world that, without a doubt, the pressure is on in these times.

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Pressure is remarkable in that he is able to intersperse thunderously righteous chants with incredibly sweet and soft vocals in a manner not witnessed since Sizzla's masterful ‘Black Woman & Child’.  His first selections were released on the 2002 Star Lion Family album 'From The Heart', along with the follow-up EP 'Brighter Days'.  Pressure's works were also included in the 2005 release 'Talkin Roots Vol. II'.  His debut solo album 'The Pressure Is On' was released in June of 2005 by Tsuni Records. 2007 brought with it Love And Affection, the first VI Artist album recorded by Jamaican producers.  He teamed up with Rymshot Productions for his 2009 release 'Coming Back For You'. He also voiced one tune on the Sane Cry Riddim, and has done combinations with Yahadanai, Kimba, NiyoRah, and Vaughn Benjamin.

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Star Lion Family - Brighter Days EP Various Artists - Talkin' Roots Vol. II Yahadanai - One Atonement
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My name is Delyno Brown also known as Pressure.  I was born on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on the fifth day of August, 1981.

Ever since the tender age of five years, I became aware of my mystical talent in music and with the help of my parents nurtured it.  At nine years, I was old enough to join the Lockhart Elementary School band and I started by playing the trumpet.  Two years later, I joined the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, where I learned how to play the lead tenor pan.  Eventually, I became more musically inclined to listening and playing other types of music and instruments.  I was introduced to the drums and I was good at beating them.  It felt great to hear and feel the beats/bass/rhythm vibrating through my body; I did not want to play any other instrument.  However, I always thought more of myself.  I had a vision of performing in front of thousands and thousands of people, whether beating on drums, blowing the trumpet or playing the steel pan.  I never knew that the Most High had a greater vision (iration) in store for me.  By the time I enrolled into Charlotte Amalie High School, I was playing for the concert band, jazz band, marching band, and the school steel band.  Various types of music surrounded my every daily life.  My mind was made up - I would major in Music Engineering and become a top class producer. 

Latter Reggae music enthused me.  I listened to artists such as Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Capleton, Buju Banton, Anthony B and Sizzla, and many more.  I would purchase their compact Pressuredisc (CD), memorize their songs from beginning to end and try to sing it exactly like they did.  I received so many compliments from my classmates, expressing to me how well I sound and advising me to write my own lyrics.  I was really into black consciousness.  I was searching my inner self, seeking for my African roots and purpose in creation.  My main concern in school was music, thus, academically my grades were poor.  As a result, my mother sent me to the mainland (America) to live with my uncle and complete my high school education.  In an effort to get me to stay focus on my academics, my uncle banned me from all the musical activities I took part in.  It was only then that I stayed more to myself and reggae artists such as Capleton, Anthony B, and Sizzla who were a big strength to me in the livity of Rastafari.  Thereafter, I began to write my own lyrics.  In school (USA) I became well known for chanting reggae music.  I sang in various talent shows around Lowed County in Valdosta, Georgia, and performed for Amateur Night at the Apollo in New York in January, 1999.  It was all coming together and this was just the beginning of the vision I had for myself this is what I really wanted to do.  I know that spreading a positive message through reggae music “I see Rastafari” and “Ghetto Youth.”

All my friends were in love with the songs.  Everybody was talking about them, but they were never publicly broadcast.  I used these demos to constructively criticize myself.  Subsequently, I linked with Black Juice Records, where I was introduced to six other artists who seemed to be on the same path as I was.

We united our efforts and stepped out as the “Star Lion Family.”  We all came from seven different communities with one common goal to spread the message of Ras Tafari righteousness through our musical talent.  Our first time exposing the Star Lion Family was at Sizzla’s premiere to the Virgin Islands in April, 2000.

We opened the show with the “Star Lion Family Anthem”.  We received a standing ovation from the audience.  The very next day we were the talk of the town.  Every local promoter wanted to book a show with Star Lion Family.  Before long, we were opening shows for the Virgin Islands own Star Fest, and artists such as Capleton, Buju Banton, Bunny Wailer, Junior Reid, Junior Kelly, Glen Washington, etc.  Individually, I opened shows in Atlanta Georgia for Sizzla, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Midnite Band, Merciless, Mega Banton, and many more.


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Pressure Interview - October 2, 2005


Listen to Ireggae's October 2, 2005 interview of Pressure conducted at the conclusion of his West Coast tour as part of the Talkin' Roots II Tour that included Ras Bumpa, Pressure, Lady Passion, Ijah Menelik and Black Culture backed by Bambu Station

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SNWMF Press Conference 2005 - Pressure, Army & Iba

Pressure, Army & Iba
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
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Listen to the June 19, 2005 Press Conference at the 11th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

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Sierra Nevada World Music Festival - June 18, 2005 - Photos by Bob Salzman

Album Reviews

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Coming Back For You Reviews

Reggae Vibes:
For this brand new "Coming Back For You" set, Pressure Buss Pipe teamed up again with producer Dean Pond, the same who produced his impressive debut album. Started over 2 years ago, production was halted during the release of Pressure's "Love And Affection" album, but resumed in 2009. Live instrumentation accompanies Pressure's well written lyrics, creating a solid collection of tunes that can be listened to from beginning to end with hardly a weak track around. "Pure Life" is a majestic album opener which instantly affirms that the chemistry between artist and producer is still present. It's followed by another great effort, "Sacrifice", before the we're treated to a lovers piece, the wonderful title track "Coming Back For You", which actually recaptures the vibe of his "Love And Affection" tune. - More

VI Roots:
The Pressure is On again! For his third full-length release, Pressure Buss Pipe teams up again with Dean Pond - the producer of his legendary first album. This 14 -track gem is loaded with hit songs like "Pure Life", "Everything Will be Fine", "Jah Alone" and the beautiful title track. While this album has a slightly more lovers bent than "The Pressure is On", Buss Pipe's melodic genius and lyrical diversity are still in extra fine form as he sings, chants, croons, wails and even raps his way through this soon-to-be-classic album. - More

Achi's Reggae Blog:
Pressure returns to bring forth his new project, Coming Back For You. It should be noted, however, that he never really left and has existed as an artist these last couple of years or so working extensively with both Don Corleon and Studio 340. That’s changed, to a degree, as Studio 340 (while still an active entity), isn’t technically behind the new album, instead it goes to serve as both a return for Pressure and a launch for Dean Pond’s brand new label Rymshot Productions (distributed digitally by the ‘what would I do without you‘, Zojak Worldwide). That, in and of itself, is quite the big deal as, if Pond’s history is any indication (and it is) with having helped launch and develop SO MANY strong artists from out of the VI Reggae scene, you might expect to see a continuation of that at his new home as well and, as I mentioned, Studio 340 is still on board also to a degree. I’m certain that Pon couldn’t have chosen a ‘better’ and certainly no more fitting project to premier the label worldwide as despite what NUMBERS may tell you, TRULY his style of production is one which is absolutely PERFECT and the best possible fit for Pressure Busspipe. - More

Love And Affection Reviews

Reggae Vibes:
Don Corleon hits it again, as Don 'The Hitmaker' Corleon's protégé, V.I.'s Pressure Buss Pipe makes his mark at album's length from Jamaica with this set, named after his biggest tune so far, the wonderful "Love And Affection" as a great follow up to his impressive 2005 debut album "The Pressure Is On", his first solo attempt after a stint as member of the Star Lion Family from V.I., blessed with a smooth melodic voice that has been capturing the attention of many in his home town of the US Virgin Islands and writing skills that can really capture a story, Pressure, born Delyno Brown is ready to take Jamaica and the international audience by storm. - More

The Pressure Is On Reviews

Reggae Vibes:
The debut cd of Pressure -- real name Delyno Brown, born on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on the fifth day of August 1981 -- is called "The Pressure Is On". After having spinned the album for several times now it's obvious that this debut set -- filled with fiery, concious lyrics and riddims -- exceeds most expectations of a regular debut cd. Prssure's vocal style reminds us of Jamaican artists like Sizzla and Turbulence, but he certainly isn't a copy cat, he has an exceptional fresh style of his own. - More

Rasta Stevie:
For new music I primarily check the 100’s of seven inch singles release weekly from Jamaica. It is almost a full time job keeping up to date and checking the new 7". For a full length record to grab me is rare. It takes a super strong sound to garner my attention. My ears are perked up to the fullness when I heard the debut record from the Virgin Island’s PRESSURE. - More

Achi's Reggae Blog:
Making a debut album can be quite a tricky thing, especially in Reggae. When you take an artist that is potentially an unknown and try to expose him/her to audiences who potentially know ABSOLUTELY nothing about them, you're selling so much more in my opinion, than someone who they may not really know about but see on their televisions and hear on their radios on a daily basis. Unfortunately in Reggae we don't actually have those type of luxuries but WONDERFULLY some still get it right. Back in 2005, Dean Pond and company got it right when they introduced the world to one of the most powerful rising talents in Reggae music and an artist who would, just a couple of years later, EXPLODE on the scene to a MASSIVE degree. Pressure's debut album, The Pressure Is On, marked the arrival of an artist who would become a household name in Reggae and did so, not as an artist in some random state of development but as an already finished product. - More


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