Lt. Stitchie – Angels Surround Me Single.
Created on 13/01/2019
Lt. Stitchie, “The Dancehall Governor” is back with a brand new single called “Angels Surround Me”.
Stitchie is one of Jamaica’s most acclaimed dancehall icons because of his unique style and powerful vocal delivery.
By becoming the first Jamaican dancehall artist to have signed with Atlantic Records and hit the Billboard Charts in the US, he has cemented his status as one of the greatest of all times who’s always on top of his game.
In 2019 he returns with his 22nd studio album entitled “Masterclass”. He will present it this summer on the stages of European festivals alongside the beatmaker Manu Digital.
Stitchie (born Cleve Laing) began his music career in Kingston, Jamaica, after he decided to give up teaching high school in 1987.
It was not long before he gained the nickname “Citrus” because of his love for citrus fruits. The name evolved into “Citchie,” but was misprinted by the manufacturer of his first album. The mistake wasn’t noticed until after the album’s release and by that time, fans had accepted the blossoming island artist by his misprinted nickname.
Stitchie originally performed as a secular dancehall reggae singer.
He recorded three albums for Atlantic Records and one for Shanachie under the name Lieutenant Stitchie.
In 1997, a serious car accident almost took his life. The tragic event had the singer contemplating his mortality and wondering where he would spend eternity. It was the beginning of a huge life transformation. During the next two years, the chart-topping artist attended Bible college and diligently read his Bible. He started writing only Christian songs and in 2000 released his first Christian album, Real Power, with Lion of Zion Entertainment.
On June 9, 2002, Stitchie won the Outstanding Male Reggae Vocal Performance of the Year award at the Sixth Annual Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards ceremony.