VP Records Mourns Slain A&R Director

VP Records Mourns Slain A&R Director

The death of Joel Chin shocks reggae community.

Published August 19, 2011

VP Records, the world's largest reggae music label, is mourning its Director of A&R, Joel Chin, after he was violently murdered on Wednesday. Chin, the 35-year-old grandson of VP's founder, Clive Chin, was shot in the head while exiting his car in front of his home in Kingston, Jamaica. An investigation as to the motive is pending, and the killer remains at large.

Chin was instrumental in the signing and development of some of the biggest reggae artists of the past two decades, including Beenie Man, Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder. He also helped create VP's successful compilation series Reggae Gold and Strictly the Best. Chin had moved to Kingston two years ago to be more involved with artists.

He is survived by his daughter, parents and five siblings.


(Photo: VP Records)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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