Prropa Ting, A.K.A “Askell” A.K.A “Prropa” was born Iyanie Henry on December 4, 1986 in Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica. The name Askell came about at the age of twelve. One night while hanging with the older men on the corner, suddenly a lot of cops came upon them. One of the guys tossed a handgun to the ground, Askell picked up the gun and put it inside his underwear with only seconds to spare. Everyone else was searched but the cops told Askell, "Go to one side, youth." After that day he was known as Askell, simply because the gun was a German made "Askell 45." Prropa Ting and his childhood friend Damion had early aspirations of making it in the music industry. This all started with a sound system called Brute Force, managed by Damion's stepfather Mikey. To this day the sound of “Brute Force” is still heard all over Jamaica. Prropa Ting would watch Mikey as he spun records and made selections on the turntables. He felt the love Mikey had for what he did. Prropa Ting started to DJ at the tender age of five years old, when Mikey would allow him to touch the microphone. Holding the microphone was something that came naturally to him. Whenever he was on the microphone everyone in the district knew it was Prropa Ting because of his distinguished lyrics. He was the first child of his parents to attend a Technical school. Shortly thereafter he moved to Spanish town Browick, Central Kingston where he furthered his education. He attended Kingston Technical School, but after a short time he was kicked out. His papers for school weren’t up to date, so he was removed. He remembered one Teacher tried to convince the school he should stay but to no avail. Prropa Ting started attending various studios uptown Cross Roads, in order to keep out of trouble. Everyone he encountered said he had a distinctive and unique voice. He was reminiscent of artists like Buju Banton, Turofabualus, Assassin, Bounty Killer, Shaggy, Busy Signal, Baby Sham and few others. Damion Richardson, the cousin of Paul Brown, Prropa Ting’s manager, took an interest in the promotion and career of Prropa Ting. Paul Brown watched Prropa Ting and Damion as they matured musically. He said he always knew Prropa Ting had the talent to go forward in the music industry. Every time Prropa Ting and Damion would clash he always felt that Prropa Ting would be the victor. No disrespect to Damion - he was nice but Prropa Ting was ready. They both were winners to Mr. Brown. They would ask Mr. Brown all the time, who was better knowing that his answer would remain the same. “ You both are winners in my eyes.” They hoped that one day he would change his answer and just pick a winner.
You can hear lyrics like, “Things & time”, “Gal u nuh regular”, “Nutten nuh wrong” and many others. Prropa Ting’s lyrics can be heard all over the airwaves: in the United States, Right Vibes 106.9 FM, Real Deal, 94.3 FM Linkage Radio 105.1 FM. In Jamaica Hitz 102 FM, Zip103 FM and Radio 87.6 FM. Prropa Ting will be working with artists, such as Tony Curtis, Assassin and Sarani and more in the near future. He has work with many Producers such as, Good Youth, and Fat Eye’s. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org 914-776-4581 U.S 876-567-3608 J.A. Check out the music at: