Deejay makes Ripley's Believe it or Not
Dancehall artiste Furtyle Brain is generating major international attention with his inclusion on the February 15 edition of the popular Ripley's 'Believe It or Not'!.
Last year, the artiste made the unprecedented move to implant a pair of goat horns in his head. But that decision may be paying off with international recognition from the inclusion in the popular illustrated comic strip.
"I was really surprised when I was told I made Ripley's, I wasn't expecting it. When I checked my phone the day it was published, I was seeing a lot of missed calls, and then some elders start link me and say congratulations, dem see the ting in the paper, and in the evening, mi go buy a paper and see say the 'Hornboss' mek Ripley's. By night, it all over Facebook. This is like a huge deal," Furtyle Brain said.
Ripley's 'Believe It or Not!' has been presenting the incredible and the unusual in illustrated form since Robert Ripley's first Champs and Chumps comic published on December 19, 1918.
Several comments on the gocomics.com website expressed incredulity at the feat. Some comments said: "Furtyle Brain, what the devil?', while another suggested "sounds like old Furtyle Brain is mostly manure", and yet another remarked that "Furtyle Brain could be a rapper's name".
The Pocket Money deejay, born Kenardo Robinson, says he hired a Canadian-based surgeon to perform the surgery in Jamaica. He said the surgery cost thousands of dollars, and he experienced severe pain with his implants, which gives him occasional headaches.
He is known for the singles Hunting Time, on the Bad Indian rhythm for producer Dinearo, and Fi Yu Body Gyal, for Chase Mills Records.
The deejay has a new single called Get Gal Easy which he released last Friday.