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Craig « Leftside » Park is originally known as Dr Evil. He is the man who is behind dancehall’s Mr. Evil. He is like the jovial character, his humour can be compared to Austin Powers’arch nemesis. Son of the famous Jamaican musician Llyod Parks, Craig Parks follows his father’s steps.
He was born in Saint Andrews, in Jamaica, and he was raised in that city. From a musician family, his father (born in 1948), who played bass guitar, is the member of the “We the People” group. With his band, Llyod Parks backed everybody from Prince Far I. Craig to Dennis Brown; they were used to play along during the practice of his father’s band. He was banging on a box full turned upside down. Consequently, Craig Parks became familiar with recording studio to launch himself in a career not first of all a singer but a producer while becoming an adult. When he was a student at Ardenne High School in Jamaica, in Kingston, he was playing in a musical group called Duplicate, composed of his sisters and brothers. At that time, the band did some recordings.
Craig Parks collaborated with Renaissance Disco. The young boy was inspired to create a Dr. Evil impression.
Then, he had the opportunity to play at the birthday party of Bounty Killer. This event helped him to create dubplates and official singles.
In 2005, he cut his minor hit entitled “No STD” over the single Ice Cube riddim. In 2006, he struck gold thanks to the hilarious and furious hit “More Punanny”. This string of singles included “We and a Gangsta” and “Social Commentary”. The crossover soca cut “Wine It,” was added too. This opus brought Parks to the hit “Back it Up” with the participation of Sean Paul. For his debut album, the single was really a teaser. The album was planned to be released in 2008 on the Sequence label.
“Drop Drawers” and “Hot Winter” won a strong reception in the Caribbean. His hit song with Sean Paul « Want yuh Body » reached 900 000 views on Youtube. He now got a rightful place in the biggest talents and performers in Jamaican music.