Born in the garden parish of St Ann, Busy Signal - born Reanno Gordon - started singing hymns at his Mother's church, which is where he received his first encore. When church was over, Reanno would sit on the corner with his friends and flip the devotional lyrics, until his Mother's guiding hand cautioned him for altering the Lord's songs. Reanno continued performing at school, beating his fists in time on his desk and deejaying Bounty Killer's songs (he claims to know all of Bounty's lyrics) before progressing to his own material.
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Reanno Gordon, better known by his stage name, Busy Signal, is an artist from St Ann, Jamaica. He has also lived in Tivoli Gardens, Papine, Spanish Town and other areas in West and East Kingston Jamaica and is a past student of Brown's Town Comprehensive High School. Known as one of the artists leading the contemporary Dancehall movement, Busy Signal has been a large part of the scene since 2003. His first hit single, "Step Out", was one of the most popular dancehall songs in 2005. A music video of Step Out was released shortly afterwards.
He was nicknamed Busy Signal by his friends because of the fact that he is constantly busy. His hit tracks for 2007/2008 were "Nah Go A Jail Again", "Smoke Some High Grade", "Tic Toc" and the track entitled "Unknown Number" has made tremendous airplay and dancehall reviews especially in the Caribbean and the U.S. He has released a hit dancehall album entitled Step Out.
On The September 22, 2008, Busy Signal released his second studio album titled Loaded, a 15 track compilation of from Vp Records of well known dancehall hits such as "Jail," "Whine Pon Di Edge," "These Are the Days," among others, as well as never-heard-before exclusive tracks such as "People So Evil" and "Hustle Hard."
Busy Signal is also known as one of the most prominent artists of the Bounty Killer-led Alliance along with Mavado, Roderick (ROD) Douglas, Wayne Marshall and Bling Dawg. He was once at odds with fellow dancehall artist Aidonia where both exchange lyrical words but that didn't materialize in a clash. Later in 2008 dancehall artist Vybz Kartel produced various "dis tracks" aimed at Busy Signal and other alliance members, to which Busy responded with a few tracks.