IQ MICHAEL landed a recording deal with the late great legendary MR CLEMENT S DODD’S under his birth name MICHAEL. Mr. C S DODD’S is the founder of the world renowned STUDIO ONE, also popularly known as the stables which has been the birthplace to world class legendary giants like: BOB MARLEY, JOHN HOLT, GREGORY ISAACS, DENNIS BROWN, MARCIA GRIFFITHS, ALTON ELLIS and THE HEPTONES to name a select few.
The contract was signed and sealed between MR DODD’S and IQMICHAEL and approved by the justice of the peace with an official stamp in the presence of all parties concerned. MR DODD’S was so over excited and with no delay summoned his key players to create what he called his ”Last and final huge Mega Monster” His first initial call as to SLY DUNBAR from the SLY & ROBBIE stable who played on most of the recordings. IQ MICHAEL recorded more than an Album’s worth of material and MR DODD’S and his adviser MR LOU GOODEN saw him as a refreshing breath of fresh air. Their vision for the class they saw him in was to fashion his talent as a young elegant JOHN HOLT in the modern era with an elevated but innovative difference.
IQ MICHAEL made frequent trips to Jamaica where MR DODD’S had accommodated him for the duration of his stay whilst recording in his legendary Studio and often recorded his sessions on video saying ”This Is A Number One!!” he would often comment saying ”I DONT MAKE STARS, I CREATE LEGENDS!” These were truly Prophetic words from a legendary genius and IQ MICHAEL is honored to be graced with such a blessing and states that he ”Will do everything in his power to manifest the light of this premonition, I will always honor and treasure their memory, their faith, love and conviction in me as a singer/song writer.
Perpetuating the trail of a vision and a dream, the legacy continues….. Be at peace, God Bless you both, MR & MRS DODDS.